#4 South Carolina


7.57 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

6.75 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

7.94 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

South Carolina exporters in 2016 posted a seventh consecutive record year with export sales of $31.2 billion – a $400 million increase over last year, according to The S.C. Department of Commerce. In total, the state recruited more than $3.4 billion in capital investment, creating approximately 13,100 new jobs.

Key Industries

Aerospace, Automotive, Biotech, Forestry, Food Processing, Logistics, Textiles, Chemicals

Key Companies

AVX Corp.
BMW
Denny’s
Fujifilm Manufacturing
Hitachi Electronic Devices
Liberty Tax Service
Muzak
SCANA Corp.
Sonoco Products

Key Contacts

South Carolina Dept. of Commerce

Robert M. Hitt III, Secretary of Commerce
803-737-0400
1201 Main Street, Suite 1600
Columbia, SC 29201-3200
Info@sccommerce.com
http://sccommerce.com/

CEO Comments

“South Carolina is very anti-union and pro-business, as evidenced by the recent Boeing union vote!”

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