South Carolina

Investment

  • $8.1 billion invested
  • 411,171 vehicles produced in 2016
  • $7.9 billion purchased from U.S. suppliers
  • 155 international nameplate dealerships
  • 118,186 vehicles sold in 2016
  • 61% retail market share of vehicles sold in South Carolina

Employment

64,506 total jobs generated in South Carolina
  • 9,188 direct employment
  • 8,336 dealership jobs
  • 46,982 other indirect employment
$3.8 billion total employee compensation
  • $436 million dealership employee compensation
  • $3.4 billion in direct and other indirect employee compensation

Revenues

The economic activity of international automaker's in South Carolina generated:
  • $677 million in state and local tax receipts and other revenues
  • $1.1 billion in federal tax receipts and other revenues for the federal government

International Automakers' Vehicles
Made in South Carolina

International automakers have put down deep roots in America and over the past 50 years have become a significant and integral part of the U.S. economy. As a result, the entire American auto industry is stronger and more competitive in the global marketplace.

BMW X3
BMW X3*
BMW X4
BMW X4*
BMW X5
BMW X5*
BMW X6
BMW X6*
Mercedes-Benz Metris
Mercedes-Benz Metris*
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter*
*Exported from America

Vehicle Sales in South Carolina

International Automakers sold 83% of the green vehicles in South Carolina in 2016
International Automakers' sales increased to 118,186 in South Carolina last year
International Automakers' share of vehicle sales in South Carolina was 61% last year

Source: The 2016 Global Automakers and AIADA Economic Impact Survey, AIADA┬╣s membership roster, NADA DATA, and WardsAuto InfoBank. Green vehicles include all hybrid, electric, fuel cell, and natural gas vehicles.

International Automakers' Presence in South Carolina

BMW
  • BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC - Greer
  • BMW Information Technology Research Center - Greenville
  • BMW Performance Center - Greer
  • Dealerships
Honda
  • Dealerships
Hyundai
  • Dealerships
Jaguar Land Rover
  • Dealerships
Kia
  • Dealerships
Mazda
  • Dealerships
Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC - Ladson
  • Mercedes-Benz USA Financial Services - Fort Mill
  • Mercedes-Benz Marshalling Yard - Ladson
  • Dealerships
Nissan
  • Nissan Parts Distribution Center - Greenville
  • Dealerships
Toyota
  • Dealerships
Mitsubishi Motors
  • Dealerships
Subaru
  • Dealerships
Volkswagen
  • Dealerships
Volvo
  • Volvo Car USA - Ridgeville
  • Volco Car USA Operations - Summerville
  • Dealerships

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