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Old 08-25-2011, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Most of the employment growth in these high-impact businesses are occurring in the state's metropolitan areas. Twenty-six percent of businesses in the state are small firms, but these firms recently have accounted for 51% of the state's job growth. Economists say the growth of these firms will most likely be the source of most of the state's job growth going forward.

In SC the number of jobs in these types of firms broken down by MSA is:

Charleston - 12,660
Greenville and Spartanburg together - 18,206
Columbia - 18,268

Columbia Regional Business Report | Columbia, SC
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:35 PM
 
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Most of the employment growth in these high-impact businesses are occurring in the state's metropolitan areas. Twenty-six percent of businesses in the state are small firms, but these firms recently have accounted for 51% of the state's job growth. Economists say the growth of these firms will most likely be the source of most of the state's job growth going forward.

In SC the number of jobs in these types of firms broken down by MSA is:

Charleston - 12,660
Greenville and Spartanburg together - 18,206
Columbia - 18,268

Columbia Regional Business Report | Columbia, SC
This really is no surprise, but nice to see it acknowledged. It's interesting that Charleston County is the only county contributing to its numbers, while Greenville-Spartanburg and Richland-Lexington are combined for Greenville and Columbia's numbers.


It's amazing to me that one county has ZERO! I have no idea which county that is, though.
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:56 PM
 
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This really is no surprise, but nice to see it acknowledged. It's interesting that Charleston County is the only county contributing to its numbers, while Greenville-Spartanburg and Richland-Lexington are combined for Greenville and Columbia's numbers.
It is interesting, though I think part of the explanation is due to little idiosyncrasies like county shape and the placement of county seats. Columbia, for example, is butted up against the river, which serves as the county line. Growth, therefore, isn't concentrated in Richland County, because many parts of Lexington County are actually closer to the CBD than many parts of Richland County. The spillover growth pattern is not bound by county lines.

In Greenville, too, you see not only a significant recent pattern of partnership between those counties and their seats, but you see Greenville itself situated right about in the narrow waistline of Greenville County, and towns like Greer literally situated on the line between the counties.

Charleston, meanwhile, is up against the ocean with plenty of land spread along the coast allowing significant growth to develop in Charleston County before spillover into neighboring counties occurs.

Though it's worth noting that Berkley and Dorchester counties did actually contribute some numbers, too.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Greenville and Spartanburg counties' number minus Spartanburg County's contribution should be about equal to Charleston County's number. The same goes for Richland and Lexington counties' number minus Lexington County's contribution. And counties in and of themselves are boring when crunching such numbers. MSA's are where it's at, even MSA's that are made up only of one county.

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