South Carolina Governor Presented With 2017 State Of The Year Award

The Palmetto State earned Business Facilities' annual award by doubling down on its solid manufacturing base while diversifying into new growth sectors.

Earlier this week, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster was presented with Business Facilities’ 2017 State of the Year Award by Senior Account Executive Joyce Wasserman.

The State of the Year designation is based on BF’s evaluation of South Carolina’s economic development strategy and the economic impact of the top projects the state secured in 2017.

“As we move forward and look to ensure future economic prosperity in South Carolina, awards like this one are important,” said Bobby Hitt, South Carolina’s Secretary of Commerce. “After all, they help us continue to spread the word that our state truly is ‘Just right’ for business.”

South Carolina State of the Year Award
Business Facilities Senior Account Executive Joyce Wasserman presents South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster with the magazine’s 2017 State Of The Year Award.

Massive new commitments from auto giants BMW and Volvo were the drivers in a bounty of new projects in South Carolina in 2017, the top five netting 6,400 new jobs for SC.

“The Volvo and BMW expansions catapult South Carolina into the top tier of U.S. automotive manufacturing hubs, but the Palmetto State also has been busy laying the foundation for sustainable growth across a diversified portfolio of growth sectors,” said BF Editor in Chief Jack Rogers.

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