Leading the Way in the Aerospace Industry

In addition to Dorchester County’s close proximity to the Boeing 787-Dreamliner Final Assembly Facility, the County is also strategically located within a growing southeastern aerospace market near global giants like Gulfstream (Georgia); Embraer (Florida); and HondaJet (North Carolina). With so many international aviation facilities nearby, the Charleston Region is quickly becoming known worldwide as a key aerospace destination.

Fast Facts

  • Since 2009, the Greater Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area is the fastest growing mid-size metropolitan area for aircraft manufacturing in the US
  • The Greater Charleston MSA is one of the nation's Top 10 mid-size metros for workforce growth in various industries including aerospace
  • Aerospace industry revenue is expected to grow at a rate of 2.5% per year over the next five years with fuel efficiency and technology leading.
  • The Charleston Metropolitan area has over 10,000+ available ex-military and government employees with aviation and/or aerospace experience.

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Featured Training: South Carolina Aeronautical Training Center

Trident Technical College is constructing the S.C. Aeronautical Training Center on its Main Campus in North Charleston. The new facility will increase capacity to provide training for well-paying jobs in expanding advanced manufacturing industries. The building and ramp, comprising 218,105 square feet, will open in 2019.

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