Our research allows for deeper insight
into the threats and opportunities South Carolina’s industries face.

The Council leads research studies that empower policymakers and industries with the information required to grow and sustain their competitiveness throughout the state and across the world.

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The South Carolina Council on Competitiveness was created in 2004 by a group of business and civic leaders in response to an analysis of the state’s economy by a world-renowned expert in economic competitiveness.

Since it was founded, the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness has been guided by research. We are committed to identifying threats to South Carolina’s economic success and opportunities for action through research of the state’s economy, regional and statewide industry clusters, and the state’s workforce and public education system. We have commissioned or partnered with other organizations to commission a variety of research including:

  • industry, education, and workforce white papers and reports
  • economic impact studies
  • supply chain mapping
  • company and industry databases
  • cluster analysis