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Our Impact

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Our Purpose

South Carolina's public port system is the state's most significant strategic asset. Its connectivity to the global marketplace influences economic development and job growth, and its commitment to capable, competitive operations will deliver positive impacts to the state and region for years to come.

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Economic Impact

SCPA delivers $63.4 billion in annual statewide economic impact and is responsible for 224,963 S.C. jobs, according to a 2019 study by the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.

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Did You Know?

One in 10 jobs is tied to the Port paying 32 percent higher than the state’s average annual wage.

Community Impact

Through educational outreach, a non-profit grant program, and community involvement on both an individual employee and corporate level, SCPA seeks to be a good neighbor and support the regions of the state in which we operate.

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Did You Know?

Charleston Waterkeeper, Wounded Nature – Working Veterans, and Team BackPack Journalists are just 3 of the 71 charitable organizations that received support from SCPA’s Community Grant Program in FY2020.

Environmental Impact

SCPA seeks to be the greenest port in the Southeast through the reduction of environmental impacts of our operations, as well as partnerships with local environmental initiatives and organizations.

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Did You Know?

SCPA contributed $5 million to the Lowcountry Open Land Trust in January 2015 to support conservation efforts in the Cooper River Corridor.