SC exported most autos, tires in the nation in 2011 - Business - TheState.com Very simple question. Who did more for the auto industry? Obama and his admin threw a huge amount of money at the industry. Meanwhile, low tax, non-union South Carolina OVERTOOK the state of Michigan as the #1 exporter of automobiles in the United States. Oh, they are also the top exporter of tires in the US. So which works better? - Boatloads of debt causing goverment handouts, to a place like Michigan? - Low taxes, non-union labor in a state like South Carolina? I believe the results are obvious, as SC has overtaken Michigan in car exports, AND has 2 of the 10 fastest growing metro areas in the nation (Charleston, Myrtle Beach Charleston metro area is eighth fastest growing in nation | The Post and Courier | Charleston SC, News, Sports, Entertainment). So SC is Republican dominated, religiously strong, low tax, non-union, and has not only overtaken federally bailed out Michigan but is growing rapidly. I'll await liberal responses on how the actual real results dont show the real picture.