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The CRDA has been working with a reporter from IndustryWeek for a while on a story highlighting Charleston’s aerospace cluster. The piece posted online over the weekend: “Aerospace Sector Flying High in Charleston, SC”
“As numbers go, this is a good one. Since 2007 Charleston, S.C. has seen a 300% increase in aerospace jobs.
There are 17,114 people working at 466 private aerospace firms. The largest employer is Boeing at 8,267.
‘We have seen major growth in this area as more talent arrives,’ explains Rebecca Ufkes, president of UEC Electronics, a gold star power systems supplier to Boeing. ‘We have had no problem finding skilled technology workers.'”