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Midlands Depends on Port

August 1, 2000

Charleston, SC – August 1, 2000 – In the Midlands region of South Carolina, international trade is a vital component of the economy. Recent analysis shows that:

  • Every year, the ten largest exporters in the Midlands region ship more than 350,000 tons of products through the Port of Charleston – that’s two million pounds every day.
  • In the Midlands region, there are 248 exporters employing 43,115 people.
  • What International Business Means to the Midlands Region – The Annual Economic Impact of Trade through the Ports Authority
  • Companies Make $1.5 Billion in Sales
  • Residents Earn $389 Million in Wages
  • State and Local Governments Collect $46.5 Million in Taxes

Press & Contact Information

Broadcast Media Inquiries:
Kelsi Brewer, General Manager, Public Relations & Digital Media

Print Media Inquiries:
Liz Crumley, Manager, Corporate Communications

200 Ports Authority Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

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