A Manufacturing Powerhouse
Manufacturing is growing and thriving in South Carolina. More than 16 percent of the state’s workforce is employed by one of the state’s 5,000+ manufacturing firms. The state’s 2012 exports totaled nearly $25.3 billion in goods sold to 197 countries around the world. Furthermore, South Carolina recently ranked first in attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to an analysis by IBM-Plant Location International (IBM-PLI). The state’s Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL) sector has grown by more than 2,000 jobs and generated almost $370 million in capital over the last two years. South Carolina is indeed becoming a powerhouse of manufacturing.