Charleston in the Lowcountry of South Carolina is fast becoming known as a center for commercial aircraft manufacturing, with a focus on advanced composite materials, precision metal parts and systems integration.
Learn more about the Aerospace Cluster from our partners at the Charleston Regional Development Alliance.
Boeing will invest $750 million and create 3,800 jobs in a massive expansion in Charleston, South Carolina.
Boeing will not find itself a pioneering industry in South Carolina, which is already home to over 100 aerospace-related companies investing billions of dollars and employing more than 16,000 workers throughout the state. Companies such as Lockheed Martin, GE Aviation, Honeywell, and 3D Systems currently operate in the state, and two significant Boeing suppliers — Vought Aircraft and Global Aeronautica — began construction on a $560 million plant adjacent to the Charleston Airport to produce fuselage components for the Dreamliner in 2004. As part of its effort to control its entire supply chain, Boeing has since acquired and is operating these facilities as part of its South Carolina Dreamliner assembly plant.
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