THE HEART OF MANUFACTURING
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING & ASSEMBLY
In Central South Carolina, our skilled, experienced, industrious workforce has the capabilities and spirit to make – and assemble – most anything – and do it well. Building upon the region’s deep roots in textiles, our manufacturing and assembly industries are innovating and exceling, helping global companies and brands meet the ever-changing needs of customers and partners.
Powering innovation through education
Central SC’s technical colleges offer nearly 100 degree, certificate, and diploma programs – empowering a nimble, hardworking workforce with next generation skills and expertise. And, Central SC offers a diverse array of mixed-use spaces that offer state-of-the-art technology for the craftsmen and women helping drive your business forward. Companies like Element Electronics and Bicycle Corporation of America are moving their production facilities from overseas to the Central SC region, while global brands like Husqvarna and Samsung, continue to grow at record pace.
NEARLY 70,000 employed in manufacturing in 60-minute drive, 37% above the national average for a region of similar size
19.1% INCREASE in manufacturing employment in 10 YEARS. Regional growth nearly 2X faster than national manufacturing job growth.
400+ manufacturing facilities within CSCA
7,200+ advanced manufacturing-related regional graduates in the past 5 years
$34.6 BILLION exported annually from SC
What We Make
Employers That Call Central SC Home
Resources and Support
We have the resources and support that provide a dynamic environment where entrepreneurs, startups and established companies succeed and prosper.
Applied research corporation delivering technology solutions to federal and corporate clients, with three locations throughout South Carolina including Columbia.
South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership
SCMEP uses a strategic, hands-on, partnering approach to help South Carolina companies improve their competitiveness, performance, and profitability through training, peer collaboration and networking, and systems-based strategies.
Apprenticeship Carolina works to ensure all employers in South Carolina have free access to the information and technical assistance they need to create demand-driven registered apprenticeship programs.