47,000 Owe Jobs to TDL (Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics) Industry in South Carolina
Source: Columbia Regional Business Report
According to statistics compiled and released by the state Department of Commerce, the transportation, distribution, and logistics industry directly contributes to 47,000 direct jobs in South Carolina (representing $1.6 billion a year in wages).
Some key takeaways from the 3rd Annual TDL Summit:
- In 2012, 15 projects were announced involving TDL companies, representing 2,200 jobs and a $370 million investment
- $3.5 billion in total sales generated by TDL’s 2,600 firms
- South Carolina is slated to be the nation’s #1 tire producer in 2015 with the construction of Continental’s new tire plant in Sumter and the expansion of Bridgestone and Michelin’s operations