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South Carolina... perfect for Agribusiness

Do you know how large of a role agribusiness plays on the economy of South Carolina? With *25,000 farms in South Carolina, *9.1% of the state's total economic output is attributed to agribusiness.

According to the SC Department of Commerce, " Agribusiness is the true homegrown industry of South Carolina. With a 23% growth rate over the last decade, it's also one of the Palmetto State's fastest-growing industries. Contributing an annual economic impact of more than $41 billion and accounting for approximately 98,000 direct jobs statewide, agriculture is as important to our future as it has been to our past. The state's growing network of agribusiness-related companies and suppliers distributed across every county in the state, includes family-owned and operated farms, large scale private farms, livestock producers, major food processors and manufacturers, wood products producers and more."

The SC Department of Commerce has compiled information on available sites, incentives, as well as information on workforce and education, to attract potential agribusiness to South Carolina. The importance of this growing industry is apparent when looking at *$41.7 billion economic impact of the agribusiness industry in SC. Visit to discover how the SC Department of Commerce is working to bring more Agribusiness to South Carolina.

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