BMW to create 1,000 jobs at South Carolina plant

BMW plans to create 1,000 jobs at its plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, by 2021, GreenvilleOnline reported. 

The company will invest $600 million in operations at the facility, which is the largest by volume of all BMW plants in the world. Once the new jobs are added, the BMW workforce in Spartanburg will exceed 10,000 people. 

"The BMW Group's success in America would not be possible without the open arms and warm hearts of the people and elected officials in the great state of South Carolina and the surrounding region," said BMW AG Chairman Harald Krüger. "All this shows that the U.S. is clearly our second home. I can feel it in my heart."

The plant makes crossover vehicles including the X3 and X4 models, according to Motor Trend. The recent investment will support the production of the new X7 next year as well as future models.

With more than $10 billion worth of exports shopped from South Carolina in 2016, BMW Group is the largest vehicle exporter in the U.S., Motor Trend noted. 

The company also plans to invest $200 million in employee training initiatives both in Spartanburg and nationwide in the next five years, GreenvilleOnline reported. 

The company will invest $600 million in operations at the facility.