SC first in Jobs linked to Foreign Investment
South Carolina continues to stand out as a top destination for foreign investment, ranking first in attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to an analysis by IBM-Plant Location International. The Palmetto State ranked above Texas and North Carolina, which were ranked second and third, respectively, in the 2012 report. Each year, IBM-PLI publishes a report titled Global Location Trends looking at foreign investment around the globe. The data are derived from IBM’s Global Investment Locations Database, which tracks announcements by companies on their location decisions throughout the year. The numbers in the new report were based on data gathered in 2011. According to the Secretary of Commerce Office, hundreds of foreign firms employ tens of thousands of residents throughout South Carolina.