Despite the presence of 100+ automotive suppliers, including industry leaders like Robert Bosch, the Charleston region’s reputation in the automotive sector has been relatively under the radar – until the past year. Charleston is cementing its place in the increasingly dynamic automotive industry in the Southeast US with the addition of manufacturing plants for Mercedes-Benz Vans and Volvo over the next few years.
With the presence of major OEMs in the region, the Charleston Regional Development Alliance is focusing on the long-term opportunities for growing the local automotive supply chain. The CRDA Business Development team and its partners and allies are regularly working together to identify and pursue automotive companies to bring additional advanced manufacturing and services to the Charleston region.
Companies across the world are evaluating growth options in the U.S., and executives are consistently impressed with potential opportunities in Charleston. From the investment in real estate options by local developers that align with just-in-time and just-in-sequence logistics to the growing emphasis on STEM by our local high schools and technical college, Charleston | SC | USA is continuing to prove that it’s a good place for automotive companies to do business.
Director, Global Business Development
843.760.4525 | Jenna Edwards