With Boeing’s headquarters calling Charleston home, Dorchester County and the Lowcountry are in a prime position to accommodate future growth anticipated in the aerospace industry.

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.

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$28.8 billion

Economic impact of aerospace in SC


Areospace-related companies call the Greater Charleston region home


Ex-military and government employees with aviation and/or aerospace experience in the Charleston Metro area.

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South Carolina Aeronautical Training Center

The S.C. Aeronautical Training Center, which opened in 2021 on Trident Technical College’s Thornley Campus, supports the state’s growing advanced manufacturing cluster. The SCATC provides highly specialized training for the future aeronautics workforce, along with continuing education for employees of aircraft manufacturers, suppliers, and vendors.