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South Carolina’s Aerospace Cluster is Outpacing Southeastern Neighbors

South Carolina’s Aerospace Cluster is Outpacing Southeastern Neighbors

Columbia, SC (August 27, 2015) – South Carolina is outpacing North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama in private sector aerospace employment and revenue growth, according to Dr. Joseph Von Nessen, a research economist with the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business. In partnership with the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness and the Harvard […]

PricewaterhouseCoopers Assurance Leader to Keynote Aerospace Dinner

PricewaterhouseCoopers Assurance Leader to Keynote Aerospace Dinner

The South Carolina Aviation Association (SCAA) and the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission announce that Scott Thompson, U.S. Aerospace and Defense Assurance Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers, will be the keynote speaker for the fourth annual South Carolina Aerospace Dinner. The dinner will be held in the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 26, […]

Officials with FAA and NextGen Air Transportation Program to Discuss the Future of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Industry at Second Annual SC Aerospace Conference

Officials with FAA and NextGen Air Transportation Program to Discuss the Future of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Industry at Second Annual SC Aerospace Conference

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the NextGen Air Transportation Program based at North Carolina State University will address the topic of unmanned aerial systems at the second annual South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo, which will be held on Aug. 26-27, 2015. Kyle Snyder, Director of the NextGen Air Transportation Program at NC […]

   


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  1. SC Aerospace Industry Day & Expo

    August 26 @ 8:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm
    Columbia SC

 

FROM OUR BLOG

Aerospace is Hot in South Carolina!

Aerospace is Hot in South Carolina!

Lots of Good News:  The summertime temperature is not the only thing hot in South Carolina.  The aerospace industry here continues its steady growth.  In the month of June, key legislation was passed, a Boeing supplier announced South Carolina as its new home and the State Department of Commerce promoted South Carolina at the Paris […]

Connecting South Carolina’s Aerospace Cluster

Connecting South Carolina’s Aerospace Cluster

An update written from the SC Aerospace team to the SC Aerospace cluster Our team at the SC Council on Competitiveness and the SC Department of Commerce gets more excited each day about how fast the aerospace industry is growing in South Carolina.  Wayne and I have visited 30 existing aerospace firms in our state […]