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SC Tire Industry Facts

  • 20,000 South Carolinians employed in the plastics and rubber industry (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • 160 tire related businesses in South Carolina (SC Department of Commerce)
  • 89,000 units per day - leads the nation
  • 31% of the nation’s tire export market - leads the nation
  • Four of the world’s top ten tire producers operate in South Carolina.

SC Manufacturing Facts

  • Average Manufacturing Salary: $54,444
    • Average salary for other SC jobs: $40,797
  • Number of Employees: 241,500
    • 11% of state’s workforce
  • Total Output (2015): $33.44 billion
    • 16.8% of the state's entire GDP

S.C. Business Facts

  • Number of Workers: 2,209,200 total employed
    • Trade, Transportation & Utilities: 398,500
    • Government: 364,500
    • Professional & Business Services: 272,200
    • Education & Health Services/Leisure & Hospitality: 245,900 each
    • Manufacturing: 241,500
  • Number of Businesses: Over 400,000
  • Income:
    • Median household income: $45,483
    • Per capita income in past 12 months: $24,604
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Member Facts

We employ thousands of workers across 20 South Carolina locations. Our people are the key to our success. They help us reach nation leading production numbers, advance new technologies, and impact SC communities through charitable work.

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