<< See All News Stories

Economists: S.C.’s economy, driven by Charleston and Upstate, to outpace nation through 2017

Economists: S.C.’s economy, driven by Charleston and Upstate, to outpace nation through 2017

Warren L. Wise
Warren L. Wise  Email  Facebook  @warrenlancewise
Aug 7 2016 7:00 pm

Bookended by thriving development in Charleston and the Upstate, South Carolina’s economic growth is expected to outpace the nation’s through 2017 and add 110,000 jobs by the end of next year.

The Palmetto State, with its growing industrial might and diversified base, should see economic growth of 3.6 percent this year and 3.8 percent in 2017, Wells Fargo Securities economists Mark Vitner and Misa Batcheller said in a recent report.

For comparison, the U.S. economy is expected to expand 1.4 percent this year and 2.1 percent next year.

View Full Article
test Recent News for Charleston County Economic Development Council CCED News Feed