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
  • Resource for information on economic development, elected officials and workforce development programs
  • Industry data and resources, including “The Economic Footprint of the Automotive and Ground Transportation and Manufacturing Cluster in South Carolina” impact study

Additional Benefits:

  • Partnerships with Southeastern automotive industry and organizations
  • Receive SC Automotive Council communications
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Full-time staff support and access to meeting space at SCAC office
  • Membership status with the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance



Manufacturers that operate machines for the production or processing of goods that are used in the automotive industry are eligible for membership in the SCMA, and therefore qualify as SCAC members. This includes all OEMS and suppliers involved in the production of passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, heavy-duty construction vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and other modes of ground transportation. Eligible manufacturers may have a facility in South Carolina or do business with an automotive-related manufacturer located in South Carolina. Annual membership investment levels are based on the number of full-time employees.

To join, or for more information, please contact Amy Tinsley, Executive Director of the SC Automotive Council at or 803-799-9695.