SC Automotive Summit

SC Automotive Summit


OF COURSE WE WILL KEEP AN EYE ON MORE SCHOOL CLOSER DELAYS. ALL OF THAT ON WSPA.COM AND YOUR LATEST FORECAST AS THE WINTER WEATHER MOVES THEN. SOUTH CAROLINA IS CALLED RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A DEBATE BETWEEN WORLD LEADERS AT AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN MUNICH. THE GERMAN CHANCELLOR PROJECTED PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP CLAIMS THAT FORM CARS FOR A SECURITY THREAT. HIGHLIGHTING BMWS BIGGEST PLAN IS NOT IN GERMANY BUT IN THE PALMETTO STATE. THIS DEBATE HEATING UP THE SAME WEEK AS THE SOUTH CAROLINA AUTOMOTIVE SUMMIT IN GREENVILLE AND WE TALKED TO EXPERTS ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT THE INDUSTRY IS TO THE STATE. 400 AUTOMOTIVE COMPANIES, 60,000 EMPLOYEES AND $27 BILLION PER YEAR. THAT IS THE IMPACT OF THE AUTO INDUSTRY IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE BULK OF THE INVESTMENT COMES FROM FOREIGN AUTOMAKERS. SOUTH CAROLINA IS A GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE POWERHOUSE. WE ARE HOME TO BMW, VOLVO CARS AND MERCEDES-BENZ. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA AUTOMOTIVE COUNCIL SAYS THE PALMETTO STATE IS NUMBER ONE IN THE NATION FOR EXPORTING COMPLETED VEHICLES AND TIRES IN TODAY’S AUTOMOTIVE SUMMIT IN GREENVILLE IS AIMED AT GROWTH. WE ARE TRYING TO KEEP THE DOLLARS HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TRYING TO HELP SMALLER AND MEDIUM COMPANIES GROW AND THIS IS A WAY FOR THEM TO DO THAT. Reporter: WAS STARTED IT ALL WAS BMW. IT IS BEEN 25 YEARS SINCE THE FIRST BMW PORTAL THE LOT HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND DURING THAT TIME THE COMPANY HAS MANUFACTURED MORE THAN 4 MILLION VEHICLES. WHICH IS WHY THIS CROWD WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO HEAR GERMAN CHANCELLOR GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO THE PALMETTO STAY IN HER EFFORTS TO CONVINCE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THE FORM CARS ARE NOT A NATIONAL THREAT. — LATER THIS WEEK ONE OF THE MANY NOTED SPEAKERS WILL ADDRESS THE TRADE-IN POLICY. WE ARE CONSTANTLY MONITORING THAT. IT IS A COMPLEX ISSUE AND ULTIMATELY WE WANT A SOLUTION THAT ALLOWS US TO REMAIN ECONOMICALLY COMPETITIVE

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