Success Story

BMW Manufacturing Continues as Largest U.S. Automotive Exporter

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BMW Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Conference

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 12:00 pm

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1 Million Cups Spartanburg

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S.C. Department of Commerce Annual Report

State recruited more than 13,100 new jobs while exporters achieved seventh consecutive record year in 2016

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BMW Plant Spartanburg

Factory Milestones

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BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in the US becomes largest production location within 25 years

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Wall Street

Updated festival and retail area welcomes visitors

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Total Labor Force 143,975
Unemployment Rate 3.7%
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Female (2017 Estimate) 51.5%
Male (2017 Estimate) 48.5%
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Recent News

Monday, March 19, 2018

Red Rock Developments, along with NAI Earle Furman, is pleased to announce Smith Farms Industrial Park. Located in the burgeoning Spartanburg/Greenville industrial market at the intersection of SC Hwy 101 and SC Hwy 296 (Reidville Road). Smith Farms boasts direct access to I-85 and I-26 as well as close proximity to BMW, GSP Airport and the Inland Port in Greer. Smith Farms’ strategic location allows for ease of access to both the Port of Charleston and the Port of Savannah in addition to being within 2 hours of the major metropolitan markets of Atlanta and Charlotte.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Don't miss the 2018 BMW Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Conference!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Spartanburg, S.C. BMW Manufacturing announced today that it exported 272,346 BMW X models from the Spartanburg plant during 2017. Nearly 87 percent of these Sports Activity Vehicles and Coupes were exported through the Port of Charleston with an export value of approximately $8.76 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. This confirms that the South Carolina factory is the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Grupo Antolin, a designer and manufacturer of components for the automotive industry, is launching new operations in Spartanburg County by establishing three separate facilities. The $50 million investment is expected to create more than 150 new jobs over the next five years.

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The Spartanburg Economic Futures Group represents a collective economic development voice for Spartanburg County. Working collaboratively with key allies in local and county government, private developers, utility providers, the Upstate Alliance and the South Carolina Department of Commerce, sets us apart from our competitors as a leader in growing key sectors of the Upstate economy.

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