Membership Benefits

As a member of the state’s only organization focused on the automotive sector, you have access to programs, services, events and resources specifically designed around the needs and interests of automotive-related manufacturers. Input from the membership and the SCAC leadership shapes the organization’s activities and initiatives.

Representatives of member companies have access to the following:

  • Membership meetings, special programs and events for OEMs, suppliers and specialty vendors
  • Legislative advocacy focused exclusively on manufacturing interests
  • Opportunities to benchmark and share best practices with like-minded professionals
  • Serve on special-interest subcommittees such as Programs, Human Resources, Recruitment, Supplier Needs and others
  • Resource for information on community services, economic development, elected officials and workforce development programs
  • Content-rich website
  • Online database of South Carolina automotive-related companies and Membership Directory
  • Online industry data and resources, including the newly released impact study “The Economic Footprint of the Automotive and Ground Transportation and Manufacturing Cluster in South Carolina.”

Additional Benefits:

  • Utilize partnerships with Southeastern automotive industry and organizations
  • Listing on S.C. Automotive Council website
  • Receive electronic newsletter
  • Sponsorship opportunities for additional exposure
  • Full-time staff support and access to meeting space at SCAC office
  • Membership status with the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) As members of the South Carolina

S.C. Automotive Council member-companies have full membership privileges with the SCMA including access to statewide conferences, informative programs, training seminars and networking events. Members may also participate in SCMA’s statewide committees and councils including the Manufacturing Managers Committee, Human Resources Committee, Fiber Buyers Division, Textile Council, Chemistry Council, Environmental/Health & Safety Committee and others.

The SCMA is one of the state’s most recognized and respected advocates for industry. The SCMA has a full time government relations team working on behalf of the manufacturing community in Columbia on statewide issues, including healthcare, education, energy and utilities, tax, labor and employment, economic development, insurance, and the environment.

The SCMA offers additional resources including staff assistance and meeting space at the Columbia office.