2018 Tour of Boeing Plant - Coastal Carolina University
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Coastal Carolina students kick off technical tour series at Boeing South Carolina plant

March 14, 2018
Boeing PR Photo

Conway, SC--The Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development inaugurated its regional technical tour series on March 5, 2018, with a trip to North Charleston to visit the Boeing South Carolina plant.

The purpose of the tour series is to provide students, faculty members and professionals interested in real estate the opportunity to explore prominent industrial real estate facilities in the state of South Carolina. The tours allow attendees to gain insight into the multifaceted impacts on the regional and state economy.

“These opportunities expand the realm of possibilities for our students, bringing new perspectives concerning career options, types of companies they might want to work for, or even how they see themselves figuring into the working world,” said Rob Salvino, assistant director of the Grant Center and professor of economics at CCU.

Students who attended are: Ashley Siehl, Gabrielle Wilkins, Christopher Lucini, Quankeko Long, Austin Johnson, Anton Ferraro, Mark McCloskey, Thomas Harrelson and Theirno Diallo. They were accompanied by Salvino; Andy Weinbach, professor of finance and economics; Phillip Njoroge, assistant professor of accounting; and Hattie Jordan, program assistant of the Grant Center.

“This regional technical tour series is essential in highlighting the many local opportunities that exist for Coastal Carolina University students subsequent to graduation,” Jordan said.

The Grant Center’s regional technical tour series will continue in May with a visit to Volvo’s newly constructed factory in Berkeley County, South Carolina.

Boeing South Carolina opened in 2011 and is home to the company's second 787 Dreamliner final assembly and delivery facility.


The Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development serves students and professionals engaged in all facets of real estate and economic development and provides market analysis, study-based scholarships, networking opportunities, internships and technical study tours of international sites.

The Grant Center leverages global ties to Coastal Carolina University and key partners, including students, alumni, faculty, staff and board members. It offers courses in commercial and investment real estate, publishes scholarly research and produces applied studies for stakeholders in the region. The Center also hosts an annual Economic Growth & Real Estate Summit, provides seminar talks on a regular basis and consults for various private, government and nonprofit groups.

The Center’s key mission is to support the education of its students to the highest levels of competence and professionalism and to broaden the economic base of the region, serving as a bridge between Coastal Carolina University and the wider community.

Download Boeing Press Release (pdf)

For more information, please contact Hattie Jordan, Program Assistant of the Grant Center, at hajordan@coastal.edu 

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