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Unread 03-01-2012, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Valley, PA, & Greenville, SC, USA
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Default South Carolina, NOT Michigan, #1 U.S. exporter of automobiles and tires in 2011

Interesting facts about South Carolina's global auto manufacturing prominence:

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2011 S.C. export rankings among states:

• 1st in exports of automobiles to the world, surpassing Michigan.

• 1st in exports of tires, holding nearly 30 percent of the share of U.S. made exported tires.

• 2nd in exports to Germany, behind California.

• 4th in exports to Saudi Arabia.

• 9th in exports to India.

• 10th in exports to China.
Top export markets in 2011:
  1. Germany (nearly $4 billion)
  2. Canada ($3.7 billion)
  3. China (over $3 billion)

Source: SC exported most autos, tires in the nation in 2011 - Business - TheState.com
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Unread 03-01-2012, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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President Obama placed a duty on Chinese-made tires and South Carolina suddenly became the cheapest place from which manufacturers can get the rubber to meet the road.
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Unread 03-01-2012, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Valley, PA, & Greenville, SC, USA
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Perhaps the cheapest, but definitely the best.
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Unread 03-01-2012, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Perhaps the cheapest, but definitely the best.
No doubt.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 07:58 AM
 
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Investments by BMW, Boeing, Bridgestone, Continetal, Daimler, and Michelin are showing South Carolina's impact for tires, automobiles, and aviation. Good work!
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Unread 03-07-2012, 06:30 PM
 
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so what's south carolina's "Motor City" ?


btw, ports play a huge role in this. NC has missed out on quite a bit of outside investment lately, to SC. NC has trouble with port quality and capacity, because nobody ever bothered to spent money building bridges or roads to wilmington, or a decent sized port. i've been hearing quite a bit lately about this in the local SENC news.
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