South Carolina business recruitment tops $4.2 billion in 2015

Feb92016

Commerce records 150 projects, 17,280 jobs recruited to state

South Carolina posted another solid business recruitment year in 2015, with capital investment recruited to the state topping $4 billion. From January to December 2015, the state won 150 economic development projects, totaling $4.21 billion in capital investment and 17,280 jobs by new and expanding businesses.

Reflecting South Carolina's position as a manufacturing stronghold, the manufacturing sector comprised 56 percent of new jobs, with 9,680 manufacturing jobs recruited in 2015. Additionally, the sector accounted for $3.6 billion in capital investment recruited, representing 86 percent of the annual total.  Stay tuned for the 2015 recycling business announcements later this month.