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SC Aerospace  |  Uncovering the Stealth Cluster: The Economic Impact of Civilian and Military Aerospace on SC


South Carolina’s aerospace cluster includes private sector firms operating directly within the industry (known as the “aerospace core”), the state’s four military aviation facilities and smaller private companies supporting the aviation and aerospace industries.
The aerospace cluster has a $17.4 billion economic impact on South Carolina and supports more than 102,000 jobs, according to a study conducted by Joseph Von Nessen, a research economist with the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.