Vehicles manufactured here in the South Carolina, otherwise known as the Palmetto State, today are sophisticated, advanced driving machines. And more than changes to the make and model of these vehicles, the impact of auto makers and suppliers in the Palmetto State travels well beyond the bottom line. The state’s automotive industry employs over 45,000 people, creating an economic impact of more than $27 billion. In the two decades since BMW first arrived here in South Carolina, the industry has nearly quadrupled, growing to more than 250 auto-related companies and suppliers.
Our success shows that we are leading the pack and fueling a strong auto industry in South Carolina. Every time an automobile or auto part rolls off an assembly line here in South Carolina it comes with a well-made guarantee, and helps show the world that we know how to make quality products people from all over the world want to buy.