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The South Carolina Department of Commerce publishes a variety of documents on economic opportunities in the state, including reports on specific sectors, review of the capital investment program, and a yearly business resource guide.


Recent Submissions

  • The economic impact of Boeing in South Carolina 

    Miley & Associates; The Alliance for South Carolina's Future (South Carolina State Library, 2010-05)
    This report is intended to help policy makers understand the overall economic impacts of Boeing's decision to locate its Dreamliner facility in South Carolina.
  • South Carolina, the economic impact of aviation 

    Wilbur Smith and Associates; South Carolina Division of Aeronautics (South Carolina State Library, 2006)
    A strong relationship exists between South Carolina’s economy and aviation. In today’s global market place, the state’s system of commercial service and general aviation airports is essential. South Carolina’s diversified ...
  • Foreign-affiliated companies in South Carolina by county-2010 

    South Carolina Department of Commerce (South Carolina State Library, 2010)
    This list of foreign companies located in South Carolina is broken down by company name, city, county, country, joint venture country and product description.
  • EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program : employment areas for the state of South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Commerce (South Carolina State Library, 2009)
    The South Carolina Department of Commerce is the designated agency in South Carolina responsible for defining Targeted Employment Areas for the purposes of investment qualification as part of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor ...
  • EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program : employment areas for the state of South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Commerce (South Carolina State Library, 2008)
    The South Carolina Department of Commerce is the designated agency in South Carolina responsible for defining Targeted Employment Areas for the purposes of investment qualification as part of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor ...
  • Crumb rubber initiative 

    South Carolina Department of Commerce (South Carolina State Library, 2009)
    This brochure discusses the asphalt rubber technology service and answers the questions: What is crumb ribber, what products are made from crumb rubber, why use crumb rubber to manufacture products and what are the economic ...
  • South Carolina county cost of living index methodology description 

    Wang, Lu; South Carolina Department of Commerce (South Carolina State Library, 2008-02-12)
    This study employs a model developed by the Bureau of Economic Analysis which utilizes the CPI-covered area rent data to bridge them to other non-CPI-covered census areas. It then regresses the price level on both the CPI ...
  • Data center opportunities in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Commerce (South Carolina State Library, 2008-10)
    This paper discusses reasons for locating a data center business in South Carolina.
  • Distribution excellence 

    South Carolina Department of Commerce (South Carolina State Library, 2004)
    This paper stresses the advantages and resons for locating a distribution center in South Carolina. It also lists companies that have located here.
  • South Carolina economic indicator report 

    Morgan, Erica; South Carolina Department of Commerce Division of Research (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The goal of this study is to present unbiased data from authoritative sources to paint a picture of South Carolina's current economic and labor market condition. This report is intended for government leaders, the workforce ...
  • Economic development, education and local government finances in South Carolina's I-95 Corridor Region 

    South Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Research (South Carolina State Library, 2010-09)
    This series of three reports focuses on the seventeen county region of South Carolina along the I-95 interstate highway. These reports detail key economic development measures, provide statistics on public education ...
  • Informal economic activity : a county-level analysis of South Carolina's Pee Dee region 

    Gunnlaugsson, Rebecca M.; South Carolina Department of Commerce (South Carolina State Library, 2008)
    The informal -- black, shadow, or underground -- economy, is commonly known for encompassing illegal activities. More generally, the informal economy covers all economic activity that occurs "off the books," thus unrecorded ...
  • Annual Cost of Living Index, 2009 : An Update of South Carolina Sub-state Index 

    South Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Research (South Carolina State Library, 2011-05)
    This study updates the South Carolina Annual Cost of Living Index with newly available income, housing, and population data from 2009. The index quantifies the variation in the purchasing power of the US dollar over time ...
  • Cost of doing business South Carolina regional overview 

    South Carolina Department of Commerce (South Carolina State Library, 2014)
    This paper gives statistics on the cost of doing business in South Carolina comparing it with other states in the region.
  • Cost of doing business 

    South Carolina Department of Commerce (South Carolina State Library, 2010-10)
    This fact sheet gives statistics on the cost of doing business in South Carolina. Included are such things as workforce and wages, cost of living, low taxes, real estate, utility costs and rankings for jobs through foreign ...
  • Food processing industry 

    South Carolina Department of Commerce (South Carolina State Library, 2003-03)
    A South Carolina location offers case-ready packaging companies the advantages of available and skilled labor, an attractive business climate, a low-cost operating environment, proven market access, and an unparalleled ...
  • Fact sheet : South Carolina population and employment growth, 2002-2008 

    South Carolina Department of Commerce (South Carolina State Library, 2009)
    Employment growth in South Carolina has outpaced the US since 2002. South Carolina's unemployed population, however, has continued to grow, fueled in part by increases in the labor force due to population growth and ...
  • Energy 

    South Carolina Department of Commerce (South Carolina State Library, 2011-01)
    This fact sheet provides statistics on South Carolina's low utility costs, nuclear power, gasoline prices, alternative energy and recent energy rankings.
  • Cost of doing business 

    South Carolina Department of Commerce (South Carolina State Library, 2008-10)
    This paper gives statistics on the cost of doing business in South Carolina. Included are such things as workforce and wages, cost of living, low taxes, real estate, utility costs and rankings for jobs through foreign investment.
  • South Carolina Competitiveness Initiative Phase I Final Presentation 

    South Carolina Department of Commerce (South Carolina State Library, 2003-12-08)
    This powerpoint presentation gives an overview of the South Carolina Competitiveness Initiative.

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