we build jets

As an emerging international hub for aerospace and aviation, Charleston is one of three places in the world assembling and delivering wide body jets, is home to Boeing Centers of Excellence for IT, Research & Technology, and Engineering Design, and will be the exclusive manufacturer of Boeing’s 787-10 starting in 2017. This region offers the R&D, subassembly manufacturing, suppliers, advanced materials manufacturing, and non-destructive mechanical testing expertise necessary for your operation to be successful here.

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#1
In U.S. for growth in manufacturing jobs
#4
Best Performing Large size U.S. metro for high tech output
#5
Large size U.S. metro for prime workforce
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Big Opportunities

“When you look at the aerospace footprint, with Joint Base Charleston, the growing airport, a supplier base that continues to expand, and our own long-term growth strategy, we're going to have a great future together.”

Joan Robinson-Berry
Vice President & General Manager
Boeing, South Carolina

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Skilled Talent

The Charleston region offers deep expertise in manufacturing, R&D, IT, and is home to a high concentration of engineering and software talent, as well as a growing pool of skilled technicians

Workforce Training

Charleston is building a sustainable workforce pipeline by strategically aligning its education and training infrastructure with its high impact clusters. Since 2009, ready SC, a free, customized workforce training program for companies creating new, high wage jobs in the Charleston region, has staffed nearly 4,000 skilled workers for local aerospace manufacturers and suppliers.

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