Statewide and Regional Impact

South Carolina has cherished and venerated the military’s presence since the American Revolution. Our strategic location and willing readiness of our population to serve in our nation’s defense contribute to the environment that values the importance of South Carolina’s military community.

Of all 50 states, South Carolina boasts the tenth highest active duty military population and the ninth highest military retiree population. With an annual economic impact of $24.1 billion, our military community makes up 8.4 percent of the state's total economy.

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MAJOR MILITARY INSTALLATIONS

181847

JOBS (1 IN EVERY 12)

752

DEFENSE CONTRACTORS

62250

DoD PERSONNEL

884

MILLION IN ANNUAL TAX REVENUE

417515

VETERANS

2017 Economic Impact Study

The annual economic impact of the military community on South Carolina is $24.1 billion. This translates to 181,847 jobs and $9.9 billion in labor income.

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2017 Statewide Strategic Plan

A road map for the SCMBTF and our state’s leaders to advance strategies that validate our longterm commitment to enhance and preserve our military assets.

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