Guide to Economic Development in the Global Auto Industry - S24

UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA
Combining roots in automotive excellence with a collaborative, results-driven ecosystem, industry
leaders are solving tomorrow's challenges today in Upstate South Carolina. At the heart of one of the
country's fastest-growing megaregions, this 10-county region offers a skilled workforce and one of the
nation's most business-friendly environments.

EXISTING INDUSTRY
An automotive production and
research powerhouse, Upstate
South Carolina is home to some of
the world's most forward-thinking
companies, including Michelin,
ZF, Bosch, Magna, BorgWarner
and Proterra. As the site of BMW
AG's largest production plant in
the world, the cluster continues to
grow with announcements from
Volvo and Mercedes-Benz Vans to
build assembly plants in the state.
Companies within the region's
automotive ecosystem can reach
more than 16 automakers in a
day's drive.

WORKFORCE
The Upstate has four times as
many automotive workers as
the national average, and its
pipeline is growing thanks to
industry-focused training and
development strategies. From
primary-school STEM initiatives
to advanced manufacturing
programs offered by the region's

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four technical colleges, the
Upstate is inspiring and training
the automotive workforce of
the future. It's bolstered by the
Clemson University International
Center for Automotive Research
(CU-ICAR), an advancedtechnology research campus
that is home to the nation's
first graduate department of
automotive engineering.

QUALITY OF LIFE
Consistently ranked as one of
the country's best destinations
for business and travel, the
Upstate has something for
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and mountains for recreational
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residents enjoy excellent health
care, high-quality schools and
a cost of living that's 10 percent
lower than the national average.

E C O N O M I C D E V E L O P M E N T G U I D E / J U LY 2 0 1 8

BUSINESS SUPPORT
Upstate industries thrive thanks to
a business-friendly environment
and access to resources such as
the CU-ICAR, whose researchers
work alongside companies to
solve auto industry challenges.
For companies interested
in exploring new business
operations in the United States,
the Upstate SC Alliance provides
support as the go-to resource
for market insights, regional
data, available sites and data
comparing the Upstate to other
regions under consideration.

UPSTATE
SOUTH CAROLINA
BY THE NUMBERS

2ND HIGHEST
CONCENTRATION
of Industrial Engineers
in the nation

87+

Automotive Supplier locations
in Upstate South Carolina

$3.4B+

Automotive Related
investments since 2013

CONTACT INFORMATION
Upstate SC Alliance
+1-864-283-2300
upstateSCalliance.com

686,291
Labor Force
within Upstate


http://www.upstateSCalliance.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Guide to Economic Development in the Global Auto Industry

Guide to Economic Development in the Global Auto Industry - Intro
Guide to Economic Development in the Global Auto Industry - S1
Guide to Economic Development in the Global Auto Industry - S2
Guide to Economic Development in the Global Auto Industry - S3
Guide to Economic Development in the Global Auto Industry - S4
Guide to Economic Development in the Global Auto Industry - S5
Guide to Economic Development in the Global Auto Industry - S6
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Guide to Economic Development in the Global Auto Industry - S8
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Guide to Economic Development in the Global Auto Industry - S23
Guide to Economic Development in the Global Auto Industry - S24
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Guide to Economic Development in the Global Auto Industry - S27
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