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

SAMSUNG: Washing machines and home appliances
REI Automation: machinery, design robotics
DAK Americas: plastic materials resin manufacturing
Trane: commercial air conditioning coils
ALUCOIL: composite aluminum panels
Bicycle Corporation of America: bicycles
Bomag: construction machinery & compaction equipment


Employers That Call Central SC Home