South Carolina is well suited to seize the future. Our strong history of manufacturing and advanced manufacturing helped define the state and what it can offer businesses. Now, as those industries transform to meet the future, we are doing the same. We are committed to capitalizing on the state’s business-friendly environment and building on our existing strengths to ensure prospective electric vehicle companies know their future growth is within our borders.
With the forward-thinking leadership of Governor Henry McMaster and collaboration between state agencies and the private sector, South Carolina is charged to fuel sustained EV sector growth.
The state reinforced its commitment to the industry when Gov. McMaster issued Executive Order No. 2022-31.
About the Executive Order
Interagency EV Working Group Updates
We understand what it takes for successful vehicle production, from golf carts to commercial trucks.
#1 in U.S. export sales of both completed passenger vehicles and tires*
13,539 new automotive jobs announced since 2017*
500+ automotive-related companies in SC*
75,000 automotive industry employees in SC*
6 passenger vehicle OEMs*
$9.6B in automotive capital investment since 2017*
*Data from 2022
South Carolina is the place for companies seeking a location that helps them keep operating costs down and maximize their return on investment. The state’s pro-business policies, paired with statutory and performance-based incentives, underscore our commitment to your company’s sustained success.
Access to a robust electric vehicle supply chain is key to your company’s sustainable future, and South Carolina’s well-developed network – strategically located in the Southeast’s EV epicenter – is ready. With 93% of the state’s automotive suppliers poised to transition to the production of electric vehicle components, more than 440 automotive suppliers are ready to charge your operations – our business environment is electric.
South Carolina’s workforce provides the diverse skills needed to support electric mobility-related manufacturing, services and innovation. The state’s nationally acclaimed workforce training program, readySC, works through the technical colleges, along with industry, higher education and statewide partners, to ensure you have the skilled workers you need on day one or as operations evolve. readySC’s company-specific training is provided at minimal or no direct cost to the customer. Learn how your company can take advantage of readySC.
Access to efficient infrastructure is a key driver in the transition to electric cars. And South Carolina is fostering both public and private partnerships to continue the statewide expansion of charging infrastructure as a part of our economic development plan.
March 3, 2023
Scout Motors selects South Carolina for production site; plans to create 4,000 jobs
Scout to innovate and electrify its American heritage at new $2 billion U.S. manufacturing facility near Columbia, S.C.