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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Success Story

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
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Unemployment Rate 3.7%
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Female (2017 Estimate) 51.5%
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Male (2017 Estimate) 48.5%
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Recent News

Monday, March 26, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Magna International, a mobility technology company and one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, is expanding its seat manufacturing plant in Spartanburg County. The company's $8 million expansion is projected to create 130 new jobs.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Spartanburg, S.C. - Four exceptional Upstate companies were named 2018 Economic Visionaries by Spartanburg Community College at the annual Economic Visionaries event held at the Spartanburg Marriott on Thursday evening, March 22. Businesses honored for transforming the Upstate economy were Crow & Bulman Engineering, Johnson Development Associates, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District and AFL. The guest speaker for the evening was Lynn Good, president, chairman and chief executive officer of Duke Energy, one of America's largest electric power companies. Amy Wood, anchor News Channel 7/WSPA TV, was the event emcee.

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

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