foreign direct investment

S.C. helps U.S. maintain edge in foreign investment

The United States remains the preferred destination for industrial investment, and South Carolina continues to lead the way.

IBM recently released its annual Global Location Trends report. South Carolina was the No. 1 state in per capita job creation through foreign investment.

The IBM report also noted North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia for strong job creation.

The S.C. Department of Commerce pointed out that the Palmetto State was also the top state in job creation per 1 million residents. It has held the No. 1 spot in that category three times in the last four years.

South Carolina also ranked third overall in job creation through foreign investment.