Locating the plant in the United States led to the creation of a diverse, North American supplier network encompassing 270 companies from Canada to Mexico to California. Following BMW’s announcement that it would build an automobile manufacturing plant in Upstate South Carolina, many supplier companies began seriously considering locating operations in the Southeast. In addition to providing efficient and flexible manufacturing, the addition of new supplier operations has increased the economic vitality of the entire Southeast region. About forty BMW suppliers are now located in South Carolina within a few hours drive of the Spartanburg County plant, creating more than 20,000 jobs and dramatically multiplying the economic impact of the plant to the region. Companies interested in doing business with BMW Manufacturing should complete our online supplier application.