The South Carolina Department of Commerce appointed the South Carolina Aerospace Task Force, a group of industry representatives and stakeholders, with the specific charge to generate a report outlining an approach to continue and accelerate the growth of the aerospace industry in South Carolina. The report was released in 2013.
The SC Council on Competitiveness received an Investing in Manufacturing Community Partnerships (IMCP) grant from the United States Department of Commerce/Economic Development Administration. The Council worked closely with the SC Department of Commerce and other partners around the state to compete for these funds that enabled additional planning related activities to occur to support the aerospace cluster.
In 2014 the Council on Competitiveness and the SC Department of Commerce created a partnership to build on the planning work completed with the IMCP grant.
Steve Townes was selected as Chairman of SC Aerospace and members of the SC Aerospace Advisory Board were named.