A recent study compiled by Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, and highlighted in Upstate Business Journal, gave South Carolina and overall grade of C- for the states logistics and manufacturing. While South Carolina has improved from previous studies moving from a D to C- the report maintains that human capital continues to be a problem. Part of the problem is low educational achievement among adults therefore hindering workforce development and creating problems in other areas of the study.
In the “2013 Manufacturing and Logistics National Report” South Carolina received:
A in Manufacturing
A in Global Reach
B in Sector Diversification
C in Tax Climate
C-in Productivity and Innovation
D in Worker Benefit Costs
D+ in Expected Liability Gap
D+ in Logistics
D in Human Capital
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