November 3, 2022

3:00 pm

South Carolina is one of the fastest-growing advanced manufacturing hubs in the Southeast, and the state has long been known for its production of automobiles. The Palmetto State is currently #1 in the country in auto and tire exports by value and is also #1 in the export of completed passenger vehicles. In 2021 BMW Manufacturing led the nation for the 8th consecutive year in auto exports by value.

The aerospace sector is now on par with auto manufacturing in a variety of annual growth benchmarks and South Carolina is also a top destination for companies in the life sciences industry looking for a place to call home. Life Sciences is the fastest growing sector in the state.

So, what does the future look like in each of these three industries in South Carolina? Join us and let’s all find out together.


• South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Harry Lightsey will kick off the event with a keynote on the future of manufacturing in the Palmetto State.

• Speaker is TBA for the 2023 Automobile Economic Outlook.

• GSP International Airport CEO Dave Edwards will deliver the 2023 Aerospace Economic Outlook.

• James Chappell, CEO at SCBIO, will deliver the 2023 Life Sciences Economic Outlook.

• A gourmet coffee and dessert bar will be available for all attendees.