AEROSPACE & AVIATION
In Central South Carolina, our deep manufacturing roots, strategic location, and diverse talent are helping companies takeoff. Thanks to a strong military presence and the state’s flagship research university, our engineers and makers are equipped with real-life know-how. Our location in the center of a strong network of infrastructure and suppliers means global brands have easy access to the materials and the customers crucial to their success.
INDUSTRY MEETS ACADEMIA
Central SC’s McNair Center provides the state’s only aerospace engineering programs and offers one-of-a-kind research collaboration between industry and academia – ensuring that the next great advancements in flight will be born right here in the heart of South Carolina. And, with more than 10,000 annual aerospace-related completions in the Southeast, Central SC offers an attractive and affordable location for sustaining talent. Companies like GKN Aerospace and Sigmatex have already found success in Central SC, while thousands of acres of certified developable land poise our region for future growth.
State's FIRST aerospace engineeringprograms at UofSC's McNair Center
Home to 3 Military Installations
40+ aerospace-related facilities
Top 5 state for export of aircraft
Nearly 10K annual aerospace completions in SE
Best States for Manufacturing
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Made in Central SC
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.
Provides the state's only aerospace engineering programs and advances the industry through innovative composites & aerospace research, education, industry collaboration & workforce development.
S.C. Aeronautical Training Center
State-of-the-art technical campus located in North Charleston, SC providing specialized aerospace manufacturing training, creating a strong statewide talent pipeline.
Statewide partnership of private, public, academic and nonprofit entities working to advance the aerospace industry throughout South Carolina.