Increasing Production & Profitability within the Manufacturing Sector

SC Department of Commerce takes seriously the mission to improve the quality of life for all who live and work in our state. That’s why we’ve developed a business network of industry-specific resources to help your manufacturing company achieve greater operational success. The Existing Industry program can help in the following areas:

  • Cost Avoidance
  • Navigating Growth
  • Layoff Aversion
  • Increased Sales
  • Quality & Safety
  • B2B Cohesion
  • Employee Training
  • Business Strategy
  • Global Competitiveness
  • Supply Chain Consulting
  • Pivoting Production
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Here's How We Can Help

Supply Chain & B2B Connections

If you are in need of a product, component or service, SourceSC is our online buyer and supplier database. This is a free, interactive directory that can be searched by product type or geography. You can also market your capabilities here. OEM matchmaking and B2B connections are also housed within our Supplier Development offerings.

International Business Assistance

Let our International Strategy & Trade team assist your company with export courses, market intelligence, foreign logistics and documentation, trade shows, mission trips, as well as a competitive export incentive program.

Workforce Solution Packages

Looking for employee solutions for your company? Our Regional Workforce Advisors and expansive partnership network can help you with the emerging talent pipeline, job postings, recruiting and career pathway mapping.

Industry Cluster Partners

Relationship building is the most effective business development strategy. Let us help you make those connections and be a value- add in South Carolina’s industry focused ecosystem.

  • Office of Innovation
  • SBDC
  • SC Aerospace
  • SC Automotive Council
  • SC Aviation Association
  • SC BIO
  • SC Chamber of Commerce
  • SC Council on Competitiveness
  • SC Dept. of Employment and Workforce
  • SC Fraunhofer USA Alliance
  • SC Hospital Association
  • SC Logistics
  • SC Ports Authority
  • SCMA
  • SCRA

Waste Reductions

Challenged with physical waste or process waste? Our team will work with you to reduce these costs. Our Recycling Market Development team is an expert in connecting purchasers of industrial waste to end users. In addition, process waste can be reduced through the SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

Growth & Expansion Navigation

Growth is the goal, but managing it can be demanding. Our Global Business Development team can help you navigate your expansion through incentives and site location services.

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Operational Assessment

Need a competitive review of your manufacturing operation? The SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) offers competitive reviews to SC manufacturers regardless of size at no cost to the company. This is a comprehensive, on-site evaluation that appraises capabilities and effectiveness of business systems. Additional resources include: Continuous Improvement, Sales and Marketing, Sustainability, Quality, Innovation, Certifications, Growth Planning, Training and Courses.

Government Entity Liaison

Trying to connect with government entities? Let us help. The Existing Industry Manager can connect you to the county and regional economic developers, regulatory agencies and state agencies such as DOR, DHEC, DOT, etc.

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Ready to get started?

Just select your county. Then complete the drop-down form. An Existing Industry Manager will contact you within the next business day.

Dennis Shealy 803-609-7767
Ray Davidson 803-737-1870
Larry Boyleston 803-609-3512
Fred Gassaway 803-760-5771
George Acker 864-901-0071
Daniel Beaty 803-737-0235
Paul Buchenroth 803-622-0025
Chuck Bundy 803-737-0440
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