Tri-county area shares in record economic development

Charleston Regional Business Journal
February 1, 2001

Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties produced a combined total of 3,190 of South Carolina’s record 35,132 new jobs in 2000, announced Gov. Jim Hodges during a recent trip to Charleston. A record number of companies – 1,628 – invested in the state.

Charleston County produced 1,677 new jobs during 2000, Berkeley County 1,017 and Dorchester County 496.

Some 105 companies invested in Charleston County during 2000, while 47 invested in Berkeley County and 30 in Dorchester.

Dorchester county attracted more than $171,861,000 of investment, Charleston County some $159,582,000 and Berkeley county some $161,000,000.

According to Hodges, $12.5 billion was invested in South Carolina during the past two years – the state’s best two years of investment.

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