Mr. Roosevelt T. Halley Past NASWA President & SCESC Executive Director. A D iversifying E conomy: the S outh C arolina S tory. 2008 NASWA National Conference Charleston, South Carolina. South Carolina : A State Rich in History. South Carolina : Population Growth (1970-2007).
2008 NASWA National ConferenceCharleston, South Carolina
Source: US Bureau of the Census
Special note: Hispanic population has increased almost 280% since 1970!
Source: SC Employment Security Commission Labor Market Information - QCEW
Depicts a varied industrial portfolio.
Source: SC Department of Commerce
A Great Place to Visit!
The Effects of Tourism on South Carolina…
The Effects of Golf on South Carolina…
Named #1 best golf experience, availability of courses and best variety of courses!
(SOURCES: SC Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department and Golf Digest Research Resource Center)
Myrtle Beach was named #2 of the Top 10 Favorite Beaches in the World!
(Source: Yahoo! Travel and National Geographic Traveler)
Garden City Beach
Isle of Palms
Hunting Islands view of the rolling surf of the Atlantic Ocean
South Carolina:More Attractions!
Exquisite State Park System
South Carolina Attractions:Our most well-known city—Charleston
Of 113,484 total private employers in SC, 111,072 have less than 100 employees…
Entrepreneur magazine named South Carolina among the top 5 states for entrepreneurs.
DID YOU KNOW…
…SC is one of the country’s leading states for film and television series productions?
…movies made in SC include: Forrest Gump, Die Hard With a Vengeance, Leatherheads and The Legend of Bagger Vance.
…recent television filming has been done right here in Charleston for the courtroom drama Eye for an Eye and the popular drama Army Wives.
Source: The 2007 State New Economy Index
Foreign companies have confidence
in the South Carolina workforce!
World Trade magazine named the Port of Charleston as #1 in customer satisfaction in 2006.
“One of the U.S.’s ‘best kept’ supply chain secrets is South… Planned expansion of the Port of Charleston … is expected to accelerate the growth. “
-World Trade Magazine
South Carolina’s workforce training was ranked #5 in a 2006 poll by Expansion Management magazine.
South Carolina has ranked in this list's top five for the past seven years.
to produce fuselages for Boeing
The QVC distribution center in Florence County is one of only five nationwide.
Monster.com announced plans to bring a customer service facility to Florence, SC, estimating 350 new jobs. Monster Executive President Art O’Donell said:
“Florence is an ideal location because of its burgeoning labor market. The new center is part of an effort to bring North American customer support that had been handled by a third party.”
“We think Orangeburg has the potential to become a
major logistical hub in the United States,”
Managing Director of Jafza International
Jafza International builds economic zones, logistics & distribution hubs and commercial parks. It plans to use the Orangeburg location for light manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facilities.
Six nuclear reactors are being considered or arein the licensing process, with building completed in the next 10 years.
A skilled workforce will be needed for both the construction and operation phases.
Two projects will help…
The Savannah River National Laboratory
SRNL is the applied research and development laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS).
University Partners include:
SUNRISE (Southeast Universities Nuclear Reactors Institute for Science and Education) - not for profit organization to support the advancement of nuclear education in the southeastern U.S.
University Partners include:
The South Carolina Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance is a public-private collaboration for cooperative and coordinated utilization of resources in the state used to advance the commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
Director, Economic Development Partnership – Aiken & Edgefield counties
Board member of The South Carolina Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance
A $250-million investment—which promises to be an economic catalyst that will raise the state’s per-capita income and quality of life by attracting knowledge-based businesses and high-paying jobs.
On Tuesday, July 29, 2008, legislative, business and education leaders came together on the ESC Columbia site to announce a new partnership designed to attract high-paying technology and research jobs to South Carolina.
Fosters concepts that enhance the Palmetto State:
•Workforce •Economy •Quality of life
South Carolina:Employer Council
between businesses and organizations in the private and public sectors
(for PY ending June 30, 2008)
Carolina Works -- A 30-minute TV show on SC ETV about workplace issues
JobCast-- Audio listing of available openings on our website (www.sces.org)
Columns -- Local newspapers are provided with a column on job-hunting advice and job-related issues.
Our Mission to the Citizens of the Palmetto State:
To provide quality, customer-driven workforce services that promote financial stability and economic growth.