Charleston is one of the fastest-growing U.S. mid-size metros for aircraft manufacturing, and one of the nation’s Top 10 mid-size metros for workforce growth in aircraft mechanics, computer hardware and electrical engineers. This innovative community offers the energy and excitement of a region on the rise.
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.
“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.”
Vice President & General Manager
Boeing, South Carolina
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
Charleston is building a sustainable workforce pipeline by strategically aligning its education and training infrastructure with its high impact clusters. In fiscal year 2018, ReadySC, a free, customized workforce training program for companies creating new, high wage jobs in the Charleston region, trained more than 5,000 skilled workers for 88 local manufacturers and suppliers.