The Lowcountry of SC ranks Number One for Manufacturing Job Growth

Charleston and Old Customs House

Charleston and Old Customs House (Photo credit: Smudge 9000)

I just read this exciting article in the Charleston Business Journal about our great area. We ranked number one for manufacturing job growth  for the 2010-2011 year span. Our jobs grew by 14.4% versus the national average of 2.7%!  I’d say the Lowcountry is a great place to live, work and have a great life! For those of you still on the fence about relocating to Charleston, SC, the time is great to move on down to Charleston! Contact me about how we can get you in a home in Summerville or Charleston by the end of the summer. (or sooner!)

“The Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metro area ranked first nationally in manufacturing jobs growth from 2010 through 2011, according to a report by the Brookings Institution.

Manufacturing jobs grew by 14.4% in the Lowcountry; nationally, manufacturing jobs grew by 2.7% for the same period. The metro area also outpaced the national average for the number of employees per plant. Local plants employ about 80.5 people per plant versus the national average of 39.9, according to 2009 figures.

Lowcountry manufacturing jobs also pay higher wages than national averages for those jobs, according to the study. “Very high-tech” manufacturing jobs average $100,360 here; while “moderately high-tech” manufacturing jobs pay $68,216, and all manufacturing jobs pay an average of $65,779.”


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