South Carolina posts another record year in international trade

The South Carolina Department of Commerce, in releasing its 2016 industry recruitment and international trade results, recruited more than $3.4 billion in capital investment, creating approximately 13,100 new jobs.

South Carolina exporters posted a seventh-consecutive record year with sales of $31.2 billion.   File photo

The South Carolina Department of Commerce, in releasing its 2016 industry recruitment and international trade results, recruited more than $3.4 billion in capital investment, creating approximately 13,100 new jobs.

Its exporters posted a seventh-consecutive record year with sales of $31.2 billion – a $400 million increase over last year.

“Team South Carolina continues to elevate itself on the global economic stage,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said. “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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