South Carolina Flexes Manufacturing Muscle

South Carolina Flexes Manufacturing Muscle

State named one of 10 "Where Manufacturing Still Matters"

Accounting for 17.3 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2013, South Carolina's manufacturing muscle helped propel the state into an elite top 10 of the industry.

A recent report by 24/7 Wall St. placed the Palmetto State in the tenth spot for "States Where Manufacturing Still Matters."  Brian Gallagher, director of marketing at O'Neal, Inc., said the Upstate plays a critical role in South Carolina's manufacturing industry.

Gallagher said the Upstate has a strong manufacturing heritage, world-class facilities, international investment, a supportive business community and government, excellent partnerships with the educational institutions, and aggressive economic development agencies.  South Carolina, and the Upstate in particular, is poised for manufacturing growth, he said.

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