South Carolina is taking steps to bring its economy into the 21st century. Initiatives such as the Charleston Digital Corridor and ThinkTEC in Charleston are dedicated to growing the state's knowledge economy by encouraging new business and supporting existing high tech businesses.
In addition, a new facility dedicated to building Boeing 787 Dreamliners is slated to open in South Carolina in 2012, building on the more than 100 aviation and aerospace companies with operations in the state, including Lockheed Martin, General Electric and Honeywell.
Growth in the biotech industry could provide opportunities for students who complete MBA programs in South Carolina as well. Employers such as ArborGen and Martek Biosciences offer research and development opportunities, while national brands such as Bausch & Lomb, GlaxoSmithKline and IRIX Pharmaceuticals have manufacturing operations in the state.
Employment Hubs for Graduates of Business Schools in South Carolina
Graduates of MBA programs in South Carolina can find work in the state's three largest cities: Columbia, the capital; scenic Charleston on the coast; and Greenville. Charleston offers a diverse economy anchored by the presence of the Air Force's Joint Base Charleston. Other major employers in the city include Boeing; JEM Restaurant Group, which operates Taco Bell and Pizza Hut; and Trident Health System. Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina, and offers strong employment in health care and education, while Clemson University is located in Greenville.