The South Carolina Automotive Council is a not-for-profit, member-based organization committed to serving automotive-related manufacturers through programs, services, advocacy and partnerships under the guidance of the SCAC leadership.
Established as an initiative of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA), the SCAC is building on the experience of an organization with over 100 years of proven success advocating for manufacturing. Utilizing the resources, knowledge and infrastructure of the SCMA, the SCAC is able to effectively and efficiently serve its members and the community.
The catalyst for the SCAC’s formation involved a strategic, collaborative effort among the S.C. Manufacturers Alliance, the Upstate SC Alliance and AdvanceSC.
The concept of the SCAC developed over the past several years as manufacturing leaders from across the state recognized the need for an automotive-sector specific forum to enhance its position within South Carolina’s economy, to encourage dialogue, and to advocate for policies that will foster growth and prosperity for automotive-related manufacturers. Automotive manufacturers have many issues and challenges in common with other manufacturing sectors, but there are areas of interest unique to automotive manufacturing which demand sector-specific focus.
The SCAC leadership recognizes the importance of the “Southern Automotive Corridor” and has actively engaged other Southeastern automotive organizations to insure a collective and aggressive approach to advancing the entire region.
The SCAC established its office on the campus of Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) and has full-time staff in place to serve the members and implement programs and initiatives throughout South Carolina and the Southeast.
Thank you for your interest in the South Carolina Automotive Council. We encourage you to learn more by exploring our website or contacting the staff for more information.