From its beginnings as a major textile and apparel producer — an industry that is still relevant today – to earning a notch on the electric vehicle Battery Belt, South Carolina is known worldwide for its adaptability and diversified collection of manufacturing industries.
Technology is the driver as South Carolina is an industry leader in advanced manufacturing, attracting nearly $10 billion in investment in the electric vehicle industry alone over the past five years from companies across the globe, representing a workforce 75,000-people strong.
Meet the honorees making a difference in this $200 billion industry in SC Biz News’ latest Manufacturing Power List by clicking here.
Read about their thoughts on how automation is evolving The Palmetto State’s manufacturing future, how they’re working to close the skills gap and how the industry is keeping pace with change.
And speaking of manufacturing, just a reminder about SC Biz News’ annual South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo, which brings together over 200 companies from across the Southeast drawing over 2,000 attendees each year to the Greenville Convention Center, set for Nov. 9-10 at the Greenville Convention Center.
Attendees will hear from industry thought leaders and stakeholders on a wide array of trends, including digital transformation, upskilling the workforce, automation and technology, as well as participating in recognition events that honor professionals making an impact on the industry and in the community.