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Success story: BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in the US becomes largest production location within 25 years.

Published Monday, June 26, 2017

Spartanburg, SC - 06/26/2017 - The BMW Group has been a committed “local player” in the US market for a quarter-century: On 23 June 1992, the BMW Group announced its decision to build its US plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Continuous expansion of the plant with extensive additions and the decision to build the successful BMW X models in Spartanburg have made the plant the largest manufacturing facility in the BMW Group production network within the space of 25 years. During the ceremony to mark the anniversary, the all-new BMW X3 rolled off the production line in Spartanburg. More than 1.5 million BMW X3 vehicles have been delivered to customers worldwide since it was first launched at the end of 2003. The new BMW X3 will be launched in fall 2017.


EFG fills key entrepreneurial development position

Published Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SPARTANBURG, SC – May 30, 2017 – The Economic Futures Group has hired Betsy Neely Sikma to lead its entrepreneurial development work and initiatives. Sikma will start on Monday, June 12.


S.C. Department of Commerce announces 2017 Industry Impact Awards

Published Monday, May 15, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. - As part of the 26th annual Industry Appreciation series, the S.C. Department of Commerce recognized its 2017 Industry Impact Award recipients during an event on Thursday, May 11 at The Hall at Senate's End in Columbia, S.C. Honoring businesses that have made significant contributions to their communities and state, the recipients were selected within a certain employment size and county development tier group.


State of South Carolina posts strong year in industry recruitment and international trade

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Commerce today released its 2016 industry recruitment and international trade results. In total, the state recruited more than $3.4 billion in capital investment, creating approximately 13,100 new jobs, while its exporters posted a seventh consecutive record year with export sales of $31.3 billion - a $400 million increase over last year.


PIDC opening manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County

Published Tuesday, January 31, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C.PIDC (Pacific Industrial Development Corporation), a specialty chemicals manufacturer, intends to open a manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County. The development is projected to bring at least $13 million of capital investment and create 53 new jobs over the next five years.


Lear Corporation expanding operations in Spartanburg

Published Thursday, January 26, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating, is expanding its existing operations in Spartanburg County to accommodate its continued growth. The company will be adding additional equipment and upgrading existing infrastructure, bringing more than $7.7 million in new capital investment.


Magna International constructing fourth manufacturing plant in South Carolina

Published Tuesday, December 6, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Magna International, a leading global automotive supplier, is constructing a new seat manufacturing plant in Spartanburg County. Representing its fourth manufacturing plant in South Carolina, the company is projected to invest $29 million in the facility, creating 480 new jobs over the next five years.


Advanced Ceramic Coatings launching new operations in Spartanburg County

Published Monday, November 21, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Advanced Ceramic Coatings (ACC), a 50-50 joint venture between GE Aviation and Turbocoating Corporation, will be launching new operations in Spartanburg County. This project represents $15 million in new capital investment and the creation of 50 new jobs.

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