Industrial Trends & Overview

The Southeast US is particularly well positioned to take advantage of strong anticipated growth in the industrial market. A number of trends, from the rise of ecommerce to growth in onshoring, will lead to the continued demand for industrial facilities of all types; the last decade has seen a steady rise in advanced manufacturing across the region with the growth of automotive and aeronautics clusters in particular. A highly skilled workforce, bolstered by significant investment in advanced manufacturing training facilities, creates a win/win prospect: a ready pipeline of talent for the employers, desirable jobs for the employees, and stronger local economies.

The Southeast also boasts some of the country’s fastest-growing cities such as Savannah, GA; Columbia, SC; Charleston, SC; and Charlotte, NC. A high quality of living for workers, affordable land costs for companies, and proximity to major ports and rail systems will support continued growth as the economy rebounds.

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