South Carolina’s tourism industry grew to $20.2 billion in 2016 and generated $1.5 billion in state and local sales tax, according to S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Director Duane Parrish. These preliminary figures were released at the S.C. Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel in Spartanburg. Final estimates […]
SC Biz Magazine featured the Council’s research on the aerospace industry cluster in the Fall issue, highlighting the initiative’s recently released research on the cluster’s development, involvement in July’s Farnborough Air Show and a letter from the editor, Licia Jackson, discussing the importance of aerospace to the state.
South Carolina was awarded a 2016 Gold Shovel Award by Area Development for its continued employment and investment growth in 2015. The state’s 3.3 percent growth in employment and increased output from key industry sectors, particularly the aviation and automotive sectors, were two key factors in earning this award for […]