Monday, December 19, 2005

SC #1 In Foreign Investment: The Asset to Build On

A recent announcement by the SC Department of Commerce reaffirms a fact that has been true for several years, South Carolina Leads the Nation in Job Attracting Foreign Investment.

These investments are managed by top professionals that are among the best in the world at what they do. These managers have global relationships, both with customers and supply chains.

For many of these firms like BMW or Michelin, we do not have to convince them to do research and development or other knowledge-based activities, we only have to leverage our relationships with international firms and our research universities for more knowledge-based activities to be done here.

The most successful example of this to date is Clemson ICAR. This model is replicable with other international firms with whom we have relationships.

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