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SC I-77 Alliance posts new regional workforce study online

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The South Carolina I-77 Alliance has released a workforce study report for the four-county region in the Palmetto State stretching from Charlotte to Columbia.

The new Regional Workforce Study, available online, is an 84-page report that provides analysis of the workforce a new or existing business could employ, according to a press release. In addition to the regional perspective, individual reports were commissioned for the alliance counties: York, Chester, Fairfield and Richland.

The data provides “drilled-down analysis of factors” such as workforce age, education, skill levels, commuter patterns, target industry alignment, and more, the release added.

Fulfilling an action item from its strategic plan, the SC I-77 Alliance worked with consultants from TIP Strategies Inc. of Austin, Texas, to conduct the research and interviews that created deep-dive views of the strengths and opportunities for sustained economic vitality and growth in the I-77 corridor.

“This report provides detailed labor force information that’s now required to be competitive in business attraction and industrial recruitment,” Rich Fletcher, president and CEO of the SC I-77 Alliance, said in a statement.

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