South Carolina announces 2017 industry recruitment results
More than $5 billion in capital investment recruited for the fourth time in seven years
COLUMBIA, SC - The S.C. Department of Commerce today released its 2017 industry recruitment results. In total, the state won 157 economic development projects last year, accounting for $5.24 billion in capital investment and 18,445 new jobs.
"South Carolina has become an industrial powerhouse," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. "To recruit more than $5 billion in capital investment - a feat which had never occurred prior to 2011 - takes a remarkable amount of collaboration and teamwork from many partners across this state."
Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR
Director of Marketing and Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce