State recruited more than 13,100 new jobs while exporters achieved seventh consecutive record year in 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Commerce today released its 2016 industry recruitment and international trade results. In total, the state recruited more than $3.4 billion in capital investment, creating approximately 13,100 new jobs, while its exporters posted a seventh consecutive record year with export sales of $31.2 billion – a $400 million increase over last year.
“Team South Carolina continues to elevate itself on the global economic stage,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “Not only do we produce world-class products in our state, we transport and distribute those things to customers efficiently and effectively all over the world.”
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