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From the Publisher Dear Reader, Welcome to our first edition of Market Facts. We envision this book as a tool for our readers to use when composing or updating business plans. Based upon our own experience in gathering facts and data to support our own expansion, we found out what a pain it was to find everything we needed. We realized the information, compiled and published in an easy-to-read form, could be just as useful to you. Market Facts is a useful companion publication to our annual Book of Lists. The combination of the listings of largest companies in most of the major business categories in the Book of Lists with the statistics and other data presented in chart, graph and table format in Market Facts gives you a pretty good grasp on the region’s business community.

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demographics.............................................................................................. 4 employment & economic development.............................................. 8 education.................................................................................................... 12 medical & health care............................................................................ 16 business resources................................................................................... 20

employment & economic development

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education demographics

employment & economic development

education

medical & health care

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business resources

government

list of advertisers Charter Business ......................................................................................................................................... 21 Deb Sofield .................................................................................................................................................. 27 JobMarket ................................................................................................................................................... 13 O’ Neal . ......................................................................................................................................................... 5 SC Bar ......................................................................................................................................................... 11 Spartanburg Regional ................................................................................................................................. 17 Upstate Alliance ............................................................................................................................................ 9 USC Upstate ................................................................................................................................................ 15 The Woodlands at Furman .......................................................................................................................... 19 ZeraCom ........................................................................................................................................................ 7

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DEMOGRAPHICS

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outh Carolina and the Upstate continue to be top locations for migration in the Southeast. From 2000 to 2008, population grew by double-digit percentages in the Upstate’s most heavily populated counties: Greenville, +15%; Spartanburg, +11%; and Anderson, +10%.

In this Section: Counties at a Glance........................... 6

Greenville County has the largest population of any of the state’s 46 counties, at 438,119 in the U.S. Census 2008 estimate, or almost 10% of the state’s estimated 4.4 million people. The county easily outpaced the state’s 12% increase in population since 2000. Greenville added an estimated 58,500 people since the 2000 Census.

Largest S.C. Municipalities.................. 6

Spartanburg County added about 27,000 people, while Anderson added about 17,000 new residents.

Upstate South Carolina Annual Estimates of Resident Population........ 7

The Upstate’s three largest counties combined have added more than 100,000 people since the 2000 Census. Greenville’s strong manufacturing sector allowed the county’s families to prosper. With median household income of $47,867, Greenville County outstripped the state median household income of $43,508. Meanwhile, Anderson’s median household income was, $41,691, and Spartanburg’s household income was $41,160.

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Population by Gender in the GSA Region................................ 6

Population by Age Group in the Upstate Region - 2008.............. 7


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DEMOGRAPHICS COUNTIES AT A GLANCE

Largest S.C. Municipalities Rank Geographic Area

2007 Population Estimate

Anderson County Profile

1

Columbia

124,818

Total area (land and water)................................................................ 757 square miles Population (2008)............................................................................................ 182,825 Population growth rate (2000-2008)................................................................... 9.93% Total households (2007).................................................................................... 68,821 Civilian labor force (2008).................................................................................. 85,440 Unemployment rate (2008)................................................................................... 6.9% Median household income (2007)................................................................... $41,691 Per capita income (2007)................................................................................. $29,080 Gross retail sales (2008) . ...........................................................................$4.8 billion County seat....................................................................................................Anderson Form of government.................................................................... Council/administrator

2

Charleston

110,015

3

North Charleston

91,421

4

Rock Hill

64,858

5

Mount Pleasant

64,707

6

Greenville

58,754

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Summerville

44,036

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Spartanburg

38,843

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Sumter

38,782

10

Goose Creek

36,466

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Hilton Head Island

33,994

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Florence

31,431

13

Myrtle Beach

29,971

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Aiken

29,218

15 Anderson 26,404 Compiled by Center for Business Research Source: U.S. Census Bureau Population Division

Greenville County Profile Total area (land and water) . ............................................................. 795 square miles Population (2008)............................................................................................ 438,119 Population growth rate (2000-2008)................................................................. 14.96% Total households (2007).................................................................................. 162,936 Civilian labor force (2008)................................................................................ 225,120 Unemployment rate (2008)................................................................................... 5.6% Median household income (2007).................................................................... $47,867 Per capita income (2007)................................................................................. $35,080 Gross retail sales (2008) . .........................................................................$14.8 billion County seat...................................................................................................Greenville Form of government.................................................................... Council/administrator

Spartanburg County Profile Total area (land and water) . ............................................................. 819 square miles Population (2008)............................................................................................ 280,738 Population growth rate (2000-2008)................................................................. 10.35% Total households (2007).................................................................................. 107,254 Civilian labor force (2008)................................................................................ 137,650 Unemployment rate (2008)................................................................................... 6.9% Median household income (2007).................................................................... $41,160 Per capita income (2007)................................................................................. $28,970 Gross retail sales (2006) . ...........................................................................$7.9 billion Male County seat............................................................................................... Spartanburg Form of government.................................................................... Council/administrator Female

POPULATION BY GENDER IN THE GSA REGION

Sources: www.city-data.com/county, US census, Upstate Alliance

Anderson County

Greenville County

Spartanburg County

South Carolina

48.3

49.1

48.8

48.7

51.7

50.9

51.2

51.3

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DEMOGRAPHICS upsTate south carolina annual estimates of resident population

Population Estimates

April 1, 2000

Geographic Area

July 1, 2008

July 1, 2007

July 1, 2006

July 1, 2005

July 1, 2004

July 1, 2003

July 1, 2002

July 1, 2001

July 1, Estimates 2000 Base

Census

Abbeville County

25,404

25,446

25,497

25,656

25,977

26,112

26,208

26,289

26,226

26,167

26,167

Anderson County

182,825

179,964

176,958

174,232

172,588

171,132

169,874

168,690

166,313

165,738

165,740

Cherokee County

54,394

53,933

53,752

53,496

53,410

53,250

53,324

52,986

52,667

52,537

52,537

Greenville County

438,119

427,428

415,675

405,820

399,649

394,511

390,611

386,183

381,090

379,612

379,616

Greenwood County

68,549

68,173

67,881

67,595

67,188

67,231

66,967

66,553

66,286

66,272

66,271

Laurens County

69,681

69,533

69,370

69,328

69,208

69,587

69,699

69,972

69,692

69,553

69,567

Oconee County

71,274

70,660

69,877

69,225

68,560

68,105

67,687

66,915

66,410

66,215

66,215

Pickens County

116,915

115,606

114,464

113,566

112,950

112,239

111,553

111,494

111,089

110,757

110,757

Spartanburg County

280,738

275,285

269,546

265,282

262,550

260,743

258,949

256,693

254,396

253,782

253,791

Union County

27,672

27,789

28,064

28,245

28,467

28,916

29,250

29,542

29,877

29,881

29,881

GSA Region

901,682

882,677

862,179

845,334

834,787

826,386

819,434

811,566

801,799

799,132

799,147

1,335,571

1,313,817

1,291,084

1,272,445

1,260,547

1,251,826

1,244,122

1,235,317

Upstate Region

1,224,046 1,220,514 1,220,542

South Carolina 4,479,800 4,404,914 4,324,799 4,249,385 4,196,799 4,143,420 4,102,211 4,061,844 4,023,396 4,011,809 4,012,012 Note: The April 1, 2000 estimates base reflects changes to the Census 2000 population resulting from legal boundary updates, other geographic program changes, and Count Question Resolution actions. All geographic boundaries for the 2008 population estimates series are defined as of January 1, 2008. Suggested Citation: Table 1: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties of South Carolina: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008 (CO-EST2008-01-45) Source: Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Release Date: March 19, 2009

POPULATION BY AGE GROUP IN THE UPSTATE REGION - 2008

County

19 or Younger

20-24

25-34

35-54

55-64

65+

Anderson

47,861

10,351

24,061

50,796

22,813

26,943

Greenville

119,065

27,387

57,347

128,113

52,972

53,235

Spartanburg

74,666

17,175

37,122

79,979

34,086

37,710

353,315

86,045

174,105

376,707

162,864

182,535

303,873

581,695

544,542

596,295

Upstate Region South Carolina

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EMPLOYMENT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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nemployment rates have hit historic highs in the Upstate, the manufacturing heartland of South Carolina. And the state’s jobless rate has been the third-highest in the nation. In June, state unemployment topped 12%. And while the rate jobless rates have moderated slightly, unprecedented numbers of Upstate residents find themselves unemployed and without prospects of employment for the first time in their lives. During the past year, most of the state’s job losses have been in manufacturing, transportation, tourism and professional and business services, according to data from the S.C. Employment Security Commission. But there are signs of renewal in the Upstate manufacturing sector. BMW Manufacturing recently announced it will add production shifts and hire 700 temporary workers. GE Aviation said it will triple its workspace to 150,000 square feet and hire an additional 200 workers to make turbine blades for jet engines. And local leaders and industrial development offices are abuzz with talk of bio-medical, electric cable and other manufacturers looking at the region for possible new plant sites.

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EMPLOYMENT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Unemployment Rates - Regional Comparison Mar ’09

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

Alabama

9.0

5.0

3.5

3.5

3.9

5.1

5.4

5.4

4.7

4.1

Florida

9.7

6.2

4.0

3.4

3.9

4.7

5.3

5.7

4.7

3.8

Georgia

9.2

6.2

4.4

4.6

5.2

4.7

4.8

4.8

4.0

3.5

North Carolina

10.8

6.3

4.7

4.7

5.3

5.5

6.5

6.6

5.6

3.7

South Carolina

11.4

6.9

5.9

6.4

6.7

6.8

6.7

5.9

5.2

3.6

Tennessee

9.6

6.4

4.7

5.1

5.6

5.4

5.7

5.3

4.7

4.0

Virginia

6.8

4.0

3.0

3.0

3.5

3.7

4.1

4.2

3.2

2.3

United States

8.9*

5.8

4.6

4.6

5.1

5.5

6.0

5.8

4.7

4.0

*Represents the unemployment rate as of April 2009. Source: U.S. Department of Labor Statistics and S.C. Employment Security Commission

GSA REGION UNEMPLOYMENT RATES Geographic Area

June 2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Anderson County

13.2

6.9

6.0

6.7

7.3

7.1

7.1

6.3

5.3

3.0

3.1(c)

Greenville County

10.7

5.6

4.9

5.3

5.5

5.9

5.4

4.8

3.7

2.6

2.5(c)

Spartanburg County

13.1

6.9

6.0

6.6

7.7

7.5

7.2

5.9

5.4

3.5

4.3(c)

Upstate Region

6.7

5.9

6.6

7.0

7.1

6.9

6.4

5.3

3.1

4.6

South Carolina

6.9

5.9

6.5

6.8

6.8

6.7

6.0

5.4

3.5

4.1

United States 5.8 4.6 4.6 5.1 5.5 6.0 5.8 4.8 4.0 Note (c) : Adjusted to incorporate revised intercensal population controls for the 1990s

4.2

Source: SC Employment Security Commission NOTE: Figures for years 2000 forward reflect 2000-based geography, new model controls, 2000 Census inputs, and methodological changes adopted by the SC Employment Security Commission in January 2005.

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EMPLOYMENT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Per Capita Personal Income, 1997 - 2006 (Upstate Counties / Upstate Region / State)

COUNTY

PER CAP 1997

PER CAP 1998

PER CAP 1999

PER CAP 2000

PER CAP 2001

PER CAP 2002

PER CAP 2003

PER CAP 2004

PER CAP 2005

PER CAP 2006

PCT CHANGE ‘97-’06

Abbeville

19,316

20,191

21,550

22,966

23,135

21,373

19,985

21,072

22,111

23,172

20.0

Anderson

20,984

22,025

23,000

24,271

24,994

25,043

25,299

26,039

26,968

27,955

33.2

Cherokee

17,438

18,462

19,194

20,312

20,524

20,664

21,210

21,860

22,651

23,682

35.8

Greenville

25,195

27,166

27,907

29,686

29,255

29,229

29,522

30,565

31,759

33,460

32.8

Greenwood

21,161

21,467

21,931

23,091

23,369

23,473

23,698

24,608

25,471

26,529

25.4

Laurens

18,807

19,477

19,702

20,391

20,981

20,877

21,122

22,696

24,043

25,155

33.8

Oconee

21,151

22,140

22,647

24,106

25,155

25,700

26,274

27,677

28,561

29,715

40.5

Pickens

18,975

19,246

19,941

21,068

22,253

22,799

23,201

23,593

24,572

25,591

34.9

Spartanburg

21,176

21,968

23,045

24,325

24,560

25,164

25,226

25,908

26,656

28,261

33.5

Union

17,761

18,442

19,337

20,179

21,519

22,088

22,417

23,317

24,396

25,320

42.6

Upstate Region

21,763

22,894

23,702

25,160

25,368

25,563

25,809

26,714

27,726

29,123

33.8

State

20,987

22,161

23,075

24,424

24,988

25,370

25,880

27,090

28,285

29,767

41.8

United States

25,334

26,883

27,939

29,845

30,574

30,821

31,504

33,123

34,757

36,714

44.9

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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EDUCATION Statewide Scholarship Award Amount Totals 2006-07

Colleges Tuition (2009-2010)

Source: Upstate Alliance

Anderson........................................................................................................ $19,212 Wofford.......................................................................................................... $30,280 Converse........................................................................................................ $25,230 Southern Wesleyan......................................................................................... $18,700 Presbyterian................................................................................................... $28,880 Limestone....................................................................................................... $18,300 Erskine........................................................................................................... $10,270 North Greenville.............................................................................................. $12,264 Bob Jones...................................................................................................... $11,825 Furman........................................................................................................... $36,656 Clemson......................................................................................................... $11,078 Lander.............................................................................................................. $8,760 SC State .......................................................................................................... $8,462 USC Columbia................................................................................................... $9,156 USC Upstate .................................................................................................... $8,642 Winthrop......................................................................................................... $11,606

Academic Year ((Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer) Total dollars: $245,161,926 Need-based grants – 9.955% $24,406,354 Palmetto Fellows Scholarship – 12.812% $31,410,350 Lottery Tuition Assistance Program – 19.870% $48,712,469 S.C. HOPE Scholarship – 2.568% $6,295,751

Two -Year Institutions Tuition (2009-2010) Spartanburg Methodist................................................................................... $12,888 USC Union........................................................................................................ $5,528

Legislative Incentives for Future Excellence Scholarship – 54.795% $134,337,002

Technical Colleges Tuition (2009-2010) Greenville TC ................................................................................................... $3,492 Piedmont TC . .................................................................................................. $3,334 Spartanburg CC ............................................................................................... $3,434 Tri-County TC .................................................................................................. $3,168

Source: 2008 S.C. Higher Education Statistical Abstract, S.C. Commission on Higher Education

PACT Performance by District, 2008 (Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg) English/

Greenville Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderson

Spart.

Spart.

Spart.

Spart.

Spart.

Spart.

Spart.

1

2

3

4

5

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

31223

4171

1740

1202

1286

5659

2325

4436

1380

1355

3295

4551

3282

Below Basic

21.6

11.3

16.7

23.2

18.3

18.3

19

16.7

21

22.3

20.3

24.9

27.5

Basic

37.5

38.1

42.8

41.3

40.3

38.7

38.7

34.5

41

40

37.3

37.1

36.5

Proficient

33.9

40.6

34.6

31.2

33.6

35.1

36.6

38.8

32.3

32.8

35.5

32.1

28.9

Advanced

6.9

10

5.9

4.3

7.8

7.9

5.7

10

5.8

4.9

6.9

5.9

7.1

31318

4183

1740

1203

1285

5660

2329

4441

1380

1355

3301

4560

3287

Below Basic

21.8

13.6

14.7

27.1

17.9

18.5

17.8

15.2

26.4

15.8

17.9

21.5

29.4

Basic

40.6

40.2

43.4

44

43

40.3

43.6

40.1

44.7

39.6

37.7

39.5

38.6

Proficient

19.8

24.3

23.1

17.2

20.8

22.4

22

23.8

16.9

22.5

21.5

20.6

17

Advanced

17.7

21.9

18.7

11.7

18.2

18.8

16.7

20.9

11.9

22.2

22.8

18.4

15

20904

2777

1163

799

852

3798

1550

2950

917

916

2201

3034

2196

Below Basic

29.3

15.9

19.7

28.8

24.6

20

21

24.4

26.2

30.2

27.6

33.1

39.1

Basic

31.3

26.9

30

31.7

35

28

31

34.6

34.5

33.4

28.4

30.4

29.1

Proficient

17.9

22

22

20

17

21.3

20.3

20.2

19.4

17.5

18.9

17.4

14

Advanced

21.4

35.2

28.2

19.4

23.4

30.6

27.7

20.8

19.9

18.9

25

19.1

17.8

20820

2776

1163

803

847

3784

1548

2948

922

916

2209

3022

2196

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25.4

15.7

19.7

28.3

21

18.1

20.7

25.1

28.1

24.6

23.4

28.3

32.6

Basic

36.5

33.6

35.4

35.2

35.4

35.1

39.5

38.9

39.3

37.7

35.3

34.7

36.1

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17.9

21

20.8

15.7

18.8

18

19.9

17.8

15.5

19.3

20.1

17.4

12.9

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20.2

29.7

24

20.8

24.8

28.8

19.9

18.1

17

18.3

21.2

19.5

18.4

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Mathematics Number Tested

Science Number Tested

Social Science Number Tested

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EDUCATION Student Tuition and Required Fees and Average Housing Costs FY 2007-2008

Average Total Contracted Salary for Classroom Teachers in S.C. 2007-08 District

Average Teacher Salary

Rank

Abbeville

$45,555

42

Anderson 1

$45,893

34

Anderson 2

$46,368

27

Anderson 3

$43,970

57

Anderson 4

$45,107

46

Anderson 5

$44,433

54

Cherokee

$44,489

52

Greenville

$44,454

53

Greenwood 50

$44,791

48

Greenwood 51

$40,481

84

Greenwood 52

$45,804

37

Laurens 55

$43,743

60

Laurens 56

$45,616

41

Oconee

$44,945

47

Pickens

$46,402

26

Spartanburg 1

$47,035

15

Spartanburg 2

$46,264

28

Spartanburg 3

$48,917

2

Spartanburg 4

$47,165

13

Spartanburg 5

$46,634

23

Spartanburg 6

$46,767

22

Spartanburg 7

$48,548

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Union

$45,904

33

Colleges In State Anderson $18,700 Bob Jones $11,710 Clemson $10,378 Converse $24,500 Erskine $23,165 Furman $34,588 Lander $8,380 Limestone $17,300 North Greenville $11,680 Presbyterian College $27,902 Southern Wesleyan $18,000 USC Upstate $8,342 Wofford $29,465 Two -Year Institutions & Technical Colleges Spartanburg Methodist $11,791 USC Union $5,264 Greenville TC $3,396 Piedmont TC $3,076 Spartanburg CC $3,314 Tri-County TC $3,060

Out-of-state $18,700 $11,710 $23,400 $24,500 $23,165 $34,588 $15,840 $17,300 $11,680 $27,902 $18,000 $16,684 $29,465

Dormitory/Board $7,050 $5,100 $6,556 $7,550 $7,961 $8,966 $6,200 $6,400 $6,720 $8,064 $7,450 $6,400 $7,920

$11,791 $12,680 $6,912 $4,684 $7,048 $6,786

$6,741 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Source: South Carolina Higher Education Statistical Abstract, 31st Edition SC Commission on Higher Education

State Average $45,758 38 Note: “Teacher” includes classroom teacher, child development teacher, kindergarten teacher, special education teacher (itinerant, resource, and self-contained), speech therapist, purchased service teacher, and teacher specialist. Includes teachers employed full time (1.0) with a contract length of 190 days or more. Excludes extracurricular supplements. Includes supplement for national board certification. “Average salary summary, 2007-08 final information.” Source: S.C. Department of Education, Office of Data Management & Analysis, “Average Salary Summary, 2007-08 Final Information.”

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s the Upstate’s health care community plans for the future, construction projects and expansion plans are ongoing throughout the region. Medical employment accounts for a large number of jobs in the region.

Greenville Hospital System, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and AnMed Health System dominate the health care sector in the region. All have expanded their reach in recent years. Spartanburg Regional built a freestanding hospital, the Village at Pelham, on Highway 14 on the border with Greenville County, while Greenville Hospital system built a new hospital in Greer to replace the aging and hemmed-in Allen Bennett campus on Wade Hampton Blvd. AnMed took over management of Cannon Memorial Hospital in Pickens, while Greenville Hospital System gained a management stake in Easley Baptist Hospital through a 50-50 partnership with Palmetto Health of Columbia. Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center is planning an academic medical campus on Grove Road that eventually could host as many as 400 medical students, and a new pharmacy school.

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MEDICAL & HEALTH CARE Chronic Conditions by County, 2006 Greenvile County

County Total

Blacks

Whites

Males

Females

State Total

4,993

902

3,979

2,846

2,147

61,172

$241,375,600

$38,788,500

$197,480,600

$146,865,200

$94,510,400

$2,428,507,400

1,353

351

967

703

650

15,527

$4,242,900

$949,900

$3,201,800

$2,235,100

$2,007,800

$55,294,700

968

205

731

474

494

14,001

$32,590,100

$8,059,900

$24,039,000

$16,285,600

$16,304,500

$395,781,500

251

44

195

122

129

3,182

$942,100

$160,100

$740,900

$431,800

$510,300

$13,194,400

1,670

418

135

93

94

2,013

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$62,395,500

$15,714,500

$6,035,400

$4,631,700

$3,693,400

$106,687,200

Spartanburg County

County Total

Blacks

Whites

Males

Females

State Total

3,327

476

2,804

1,878

1,449

61,172

$145,285,300

$17,784,700

$125,876,700

$87,253,000

$58,032,300

$2,428,507,400

840

209

613

425

415

15,527

$3,518,500

$667,700

$2,773,300

$1,984,800

$1,533,700

$55,294,700

1,109

205

896

503

606

14,001

$35,659,100

$8,746,700

$26,738,700

$17,212,100

$18,447,000

$395,781,500

128

19

107

60

68

3,182

$565,900

$86,500

$473,100

$288,900

$277,000

$13,194,400

1,150

255

871

415

735

16,753

$9,095,500

$1,496,100

$38,632,400

$25,632,400

$25,817,100

$610,134,000

County Total

Blacks

Whites

Males

Females

State Total

2,661

391

2,254

1,471

1,190

61,172

$146,227,400

$19,883,800

$125,176,000

$86,122,500

$60,104,900

$2,428,507,400

698

168

529

373

325

15,527

$3,419,300

$747,700

$2,670,700

$1,844,000

$1,575,300

$55,294,700

541

92

446

283

258

14,001

$18,848,500

$3,452,500

$15,356,700

$9,789,000

$9,059,500

$395,781,500

99

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88

44

55

3,182

$599,400

$76,100

$523,300

$253,700

$345,700

$13,194,400

758

141

611

286

472

16,753

$30,632,100

$5,001,000

$25,454,200

$15,234,700

$15,397,400

$610,134,000

Diseases of the Heart Number of hosptalizations Total cost of hospitalizations Number of ER visits Total cost of ER visits Stroke Number of hosptalizations Total cost of hospitalizations Number of ER visits Total cost of ER visits All Cancers Number of hosptalizations

Diseases of the Heart Number of hosptalizations Total cost of hospitalizations Number of ER visits Total cost of ER visits Stroke Number of hosptalizations Total cost of hospitalizations Number of ER visits Total cost of ER visits All Cancers Number of hosptalizations Total cost of hospitalizations

Anderson County Diseases of the Heart Number of hosptalizations Total cost of hospitalizations Number of ER visits Total cost of ER visits Stroke Number of hosptalizations Total cost of hospitalizations Number of ER visits Total cost of ER visits All Cancers Number of hosptalizations Total cost of hospitalizations

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Greenville County, 2007 Diagnosis Related Group Name Discharges % of Total 42,427 3,318 1,471 1,386 944 881 822 791 770 696 691

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Spartanburg County, 2007 Diagnosis Related Group Name Discharges % of Total Total Vaginal Delivery w/o complicating diagnoses Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Major joint replacement or reattachment of lower extremity Cesaresan section with complicated care Heart failure & shock Psychoses Simple pneumonia & pleurisy age >17 with complicated care Uterine & adnexa procedures for non-malignancy w/o complicated care Intercranial hemorrhage or cerebral infarction Renal failure

31,334 1,892 912 909 892 841 779 776 545 534 530

100 6 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.5 1.7 1.7 1.7

Anderson County, 2007

Diagnosis Related Group Name Discharges % of Total Total Vaginal Delivery w/o complicating diagnoses Simple pneumonia & pleurisy age >17 with complicated care Psychoses Cesarean Section w/o complicated care Major joint replacement or reattachment of lower extremity Heart failure & shock Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Percutaneous cardiovascular procedure with drug-eluting stent w/o major cardiovascular dx Septicemia w/o MV 96+ hours age >17 Uterine & adnexa procedures for non-malignancy w/o complicated care

20,948 1,133 658 642 568 534 505 489

100 5.4 3.1 3.1 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.3

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Percent of People Without Health InsurancE 2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

S.C.

12.1%

12.3%

12.5%

14.4%

14.7%

15.3%

15.9% *16.2%

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13.2%

13.3%

14.2%

14.8%

14.7%

16.0%

15.8%

15.3%

Southeast 13.6%

14.2%

14.5%

15.7%

15.8%

17.3%

17.3%

18.4%

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BUSINESS RESOURCES Chambers of Commerce Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce President: Ben Haskew 864-242-1050 Fax: 864-282-8509 www.greenvillechamber.org The Greenville Chamber has more than 2,200 members and serves Greenville, Greenville County and at times, the Upstate region. The Greenville Chamber represents large and small business – 87% of its members are from small businesses of 50 employees or fewer. The Chamber has more than 25 professional staff who can give guidance, continuity and expertise to the membership. The staff, which is independent of local or state government, is divided into divisions: Economic Development/ Small Business; Leadership Development; Public Policy/Communications; Sales/Marketing; Workforce Development; Finance; and, Administration.

Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce

to run day-to-day operations. As an information resource to newcomers and visitors, each year more than 3,000 people visit or call the chamber to receive information about Anderson and its housing, lodging, community activities, demographics, maps, community contacts, licenses, taxations and area attractions.

South Carolina Chamber of Commerce 1201 Main St., Suite 1700 Columbia, SC 29201 803-799-4601 www.scchamber.net As the premiere advocacy group in the state, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce serves as the unified voice of business and industry, promoting an economy of increased productivity and per capita income to achieve global competitiveness. Operating as a statewide, non-partisan, nonprofit organization, the chamber represents businesses, industries, professions and associations of all sizes and types.

President & CEO: David Cordeau 864-594-5000 Fax: 864-594-5055 www.spartanburgchamber.com

Business Assistance

The Spartanburg chamber is a private, nonprofit business organization financially supported by more than 1,550 business members to enhance and continually improve the business climate and quality of life for Spartanburg County. The Spartanburg chamber is also responsible for the Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Economics Futures Group, an economic development organization with target industries in automotive, plastics, metalworking and distribution. The chamber offers seven area council programs to provide a common voice in respective areas of Spartanburg County.

408 North Church St.., Suite C Greenville, SC 29601 864-242-5052 info@greenvillebbb.org

Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce President: Lee Luff 864-226-3454 Fax: 864-226-3300 www.andersonchamber.com The Anderson chamber, comprising more than 830 busineses and professional firms, is the largest professional association in Anderson County. The chamber strengthens the community by identifying needs, problems and opportunities. It then develops programs to solve those problems and satisfy the needs. The chamber has a staff of nine

Better Business Bureau Serving the Upstate

BBBs are nonprofit organizations financed almost exclusively by membership dues paid for by businesses and professional firms in local communities. The BBB’s primary role is to monitor business performance and provide consumers with information to avoid pitfalls in the marketplace. The BBB champions the cause of consumers and holds businesses accountable to the highest standards of honesty in their advertising and selling.

South Carolina Association of Counties 1919 Thurmond Mall Columbia, SC 29201 P.O. Box 8207 Columbia, SC 29202-8207 803-252-7255 www.sccounties.org The SCAC is the only organization dedicated to statewide representation and improvement of county government in South Carolina. A non-partisan, nonprofit organization with a full-time staff in Columbia, it represents county

governments, not county employees.

South Carolina Business One Stop www.scbos.com The SCBOS Web site is a collaboration of several state and federal agencies and private entities working to eliminate red tape and ensure more simplicity for the tasks necessary to open a business. The site will allow for an electronic “one-stop shop” for South Carolina businesses to register and obtain permits and licensing. In addition to registration, licensing, and renewals, the SCBOS site also will serve as a primary source/point of information and resources for entrepreneurs who are seeking guidance in opening a business in South Carolina.

South Carolina Department of Commerce Resource Center Business Library and Information Center 1201 Main St., Suite 1600 Columbia, SC 29201-3200 P.O. Box 927 Columbia, SC 29202 803-737-0400 www.sccommerce.com The Department of Commerce online business library provides resource guides and information on capital investments, business and taxation, industry reports and industry specific publications.

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (Professional & Occupational License)

the growth of new minority-owned business and to strengthen existing ones. MBEC professional consultants offer a wide range of services that include initial counseling, government/private sector contracting assistance, financial management and more complex issues, such as international trade franchising.

South Carolina Women’s Business Center 1225 Laurel St., Suite 207 Columbia, SC 29201 803-461-8900 www.scwbc.org The SCWBC provides business and technical assistance to prospective and existing women-owned businesses, as well as offers free counseling and information about business resources to help with business startup, operations and business management. Workshops and training opportunities are also provided throughout the state. This center is part of the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership and is funded by a cooperative agreement from the Small Business Administration.

Tate Center for Entrepreneurship College of Charleston 5 Liberty St. Charleston, SC 29401 Mailing Address: 66 George St. Charleston, SC 29424 843-953-6596 www.cofc.edu

This office provides information and forms for obtaining state licenses. In addition to the state license requirement, businesses should check with city, townships and county business license authorities.

The Tate Center for Entrepreneurship focuses on educational programs that enhance the region’s entrepreneurial landscape. In collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the South Carolina Economic Developers Association, the center conducts the South Carolina Economic Developers School, a comprehensive training program for economic development professionals and elected officials. Among the programs hosted at the center are monthly meetings by the Charleston Angel Partners, providing a forum for entrepreneurial companies to make presentations to investors.

South Carolina Minority Business Enterprise Center

U.S. Small Business Administration

Synergy Business Park Kingstree Building 110 Centerview Drive Columbia, SC 29210 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 11329 Columbia, SC 29211 803-896-4300 www.llr.state.sc.us

1515 Richland St., Suite C Columbia, SC 29201 803-779-5905 www.scmbec.com/ The South Carolina MBEC is part of a national network established to increase

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Economic Development The Palmetto Institute 1411 Gervais St., Suite 450 Columbia, SC 29201 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 11553 Columbia, SC 29211 803-806-8106 www.palmettoinstitute.org

The Palmetto Institute is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational organization with the mission of improving the wealth of all citizens of South Carolina by providing high quality, scholarly and academically sound research and policy options on issues of importance to the state. Operating exclusively as a nonprofit corporation, the institute addresses state and regional public policy issues, as well as conducts research on topics that will affect future development and promote positive economic change within South Carolina, and disseminates research findings and conclusions both to scholarly and lay audiences. The corporation also offers practical, unbiased information and ideas on key public policy issues to citizens, policy makers and the media.

SCLaunch! Columbia Office 1330 Lady Street, Suite 505 Columbia, SC 29201 P.O. Box 11637 Columbia, SC 29211 www.sclaunch.org SCLaunch is a collaboration among SCRA and South Carolina’s university research foundations, Clemson University, the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina. It was created to facilitate applied research, product development and commercialization programs, and to strengthen South Carolina’s knowledge economy by creating high wage-earning jobs. SCLaunch also provides entrepreneurs with key tools for success to help build technology startups, jobs and equity in the future for South Carolina.

South Carolina Economic Developers Association P.O. Box 1763 Columbia, SC 29202 803-929-0305 www.sceda.org SCEDA is a statewide association of more than 700 member organizations whose primary objective is to increase the effectiveness of those involved in the practice of economic development in South Carolina.

South Carolina Jobs – Economic Development Authority 1201 Main St., Suite 1600 Columbia, SC 29201 803-737-0268 www.scjeda.net The purpose of JEDA is to develop the business and economic welfare of South Carolina through loans, investments and the financial promotion of the export of goods and services produced within the state. Such efforts are aimed at providing maximum opportunities for the creation and retention of jobs by the small- and middle-market business sector. JEDA offers several loan programs designed to provide an alternate funding source to facilitate economic development as well as fulfilling financing gaps for the manufacturing, industrial and service industries, and to promote the export of goods and services produced within South Carolina.

South Carolina Research Authority 5300 International Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843-760-3200 Corporate office 1330 Lady Street, Suite 503 Columbia, SC 29201 803-799-4070 www.scra.org The authority is dedicated to stimulating economic growth through science and technology, as well as providing leadership to create innovative solutions through advanced technology that enhances customers’ performance.

South Carolina Rural Development Council P.O. Box 23205 Columbia, SC 29224-2305 803-788-5700 www.scrdc.org/ State RDCs were formed to coordinate rural development efforts among federal departments and agencies, and

to establish effective collaboration with states, local governments and the private sector. The state councils also work to develop strategies for applying available federal, state and private sector resources to achieve long-term rural economic development. State councils serve as forums for identifying issues affecting effective collaboration between the federal, state and local governments in rural economic development.

Upstate Alliance 124 Verdae Boulevard, Suite 202, Greenville, SC 29607 Phone: 864.283.2300 Fax: 864.283.2310 development@upstatealliance.com The Upstate SC Alliance’s vision is to “Position and market the Upstate SC region to successfully compete for business investment globally.” The Alliance’s goal is to spearhead an aggressive, innovative and comprehensive global marketing strategy to attract new investment to the Upstate region. By creating a powerful brand and image for the region, increased opportunities will ultimately lead to greater investment, enhancing the prosperity and quality of life for the entire Upstate.

Financial Assistance Business Carolina Inc. 1523 Huger St., Suite A Columbia, SC 29201 803-461-3801 or 800-756-4353 www.businesscarolina.net Business Carolina is a nonprofit, statewide development finance institution that provides financial products and capacity-building services to promote growth and competitiveness of new and existing, small- and medium-sized businesses in South Carolina. Business Carolina complements private-sector activities through a variety of lending programs designed to fill gaps in funding often faced by businesses, especially in rural and distressed areas of the state.

Business Development Corp. of S.C. PO Box 21823 Columbia, SC 29221 803-798-4064 www.businessdevelopment.org Business Development Corp. of S.C. was established in 1958 by the state Leg-

islature to promote business and industry within the state. BDC is a non-bank commercial lending company specializing in the SBA 7(a) loan guaranty program. Certified Development Corp. of S.C., a sister corporation of BDC, has participated in providing financial assistance to businesses since 1994. CDC specializes in SBA 504 debenture financing, all of which are limited to the state of South Carolina.

Mortgage Bankers Association of the Carolinas Inc. P.O. Box 2588 Mount Pleasant, SC 29465 843-303-5705 www.mbac.org The MBAC represents companies that participate in the mortgage lending industry within North and South Carolina. MBAC members include residential and commercial mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, wholesale lenders, savings & loan associations, commercial banks, credit unions, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and companies that provide affiliated services to mortgage bankers. Members receive legislative representation, education and training, networking, information resources and other benefits. Consumers can learn about the process of obtaining a mortgage loan, receive answers to mortgage-related questions, verify whether a lender is an MBAC member, or receive assistance in resolving disputes with lenders and affiliates.

South Carolina Investor Network C/O Clemson Renaissance Center 123 Main St. Greenville, SC 29601 864-370-1015 www.scinvestor.org SCIN members are experienced venture capital and private equity investors, angel investors, business lawyers, accountants, investment bankers and business brokers, other business advisers and service providers who share the common goal of facilitating the creation and growth of high-impact companies in South Carolina.


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GOVERNMENT U.S. Senate

S.C. Senate

Glenn G. Reese (D)

Lindsey Graham (R)

Thomas C. Alexander (R)

http://lgraham.senate.gov/public/ Washington, DC Office 290 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5972

Businessman/Owner, Alexander’s Office Supply Dist. No. 1 - Oconee & Pickens Cos. 402 Gressette Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6220

Businessman Dist. No. 11 - Spartanburg Co. 502 Gressette Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6108

Upstate Regional Office 130 South Main St. 7th Floor Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 250-1417

Larry A. Martin (R)

Jim Demint (R) http://demint.senate.gov/public/ Washington, DC Office 340 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 202-224-6121 Upstate Regional Office 105 North Spring St Suite 109 Greenville, SC 29601 864-233-5366

U.S. House of Representatives Bob Inglis (R) 4th District Washington, DC Office 100 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-6030 Greenville, SC Office 105 N. Spring St. Suite 111 Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 232-1141 Spartanburg, SC Office 464 East Main St. Suite 8 Spartanburg, SC 29302 (864) 582-6422 Union, SC Office (864) 427-2205

Gresham Barrett (R) 3rd District http://www.barrett.house.gov/index.html

Textiles, Alice Mfg. Co. Dist. No. 2 - Pickens Co. 311 Gressette Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6340

Kevin L. Bryant (R) Pharmacist Dist. No. 3 - Anderson Co. 606 Gressette Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6024

William H. O’Dell (R) CEO, O’Dell Corp., Inc. Dist. No. 4 - Abbeville, Anderson & Greenwood Cos. 610 Gressette Bldg., Columbia 29201 (803) 212-6040

Phillip W. Shoopman (R) Professional Engineer Dist. No. 5 - Greenville Co. 504 Gressette Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6032

Michael L. Fair (R) Insurance Dist. No. 6 - Greenville Co. 211 Gressette Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6420

Ralph Anderson (D) Retired Postmaster Dist. No. 7 - Greenville Co. 504 Gressette Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6032

David L. Thomas (R) Attorney Dist. No. 8 - Greenville Co. 410 Gressette Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6240

Daniel B. “Danny” Verdin III (R)

Washington, DC Office 439 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 202-225-5301

Owner, Verdin’s Farm & Garden Center Dist. No. 9 - Greenville & Laurens Cos. 404 Gressette Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6230

Anderson Office 303 West Beltline Blvd. Anderson, SC 29625 864-224-7401

Floyd Nicholson (D)

Greenwood Office 115 Enterprise Court, Suite B Greenwood, SC 29649 864-223-8251

Retired Educator Dist. No. 10 - Abbeville, Greenwood & Laurens Cos. 610 Gressette Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6040

Lee Bright (R) Transportation Dist. No. 12 - Spartanburg Co. 502 Gressette Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6108

Shane R. Martin (R) Engineer/Business Owner Dist. No. 13 - Greenville, Spartanburg & Union Cos. 501 Gressette Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6100

Harvey S. Peeler, Jr. (R) Dairyman/Businessman Dist. No. 14 - Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union & York Cos. 213 Gressette Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6430

S.C. House of Representatives William R. “Bill” Whitmire (R) Retired Educator, Oconee Co. School District/Owner S&W Farms Dist. No. 1 - Oconee Co. 436D Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3068

William E. “Bill” Sandifer III (R) Businessman Dist. No. 2 - Oconee & Pickens Cos. 407 Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3015

B. R. Skelton (R) Arbitrator/Mediator/Residential Contractor/ Real Estate Broker/Professor Emeritus of Economics at Clemson Univ. Dist. No. 3 - Pickens Co. 418C Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3036

David R. Hiott (R) Owner, Hiott Printing Co. Dist. No. 4 - Pickens Co. 418B Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3323

Phillip D. “Phil” Owens (R) Businessman Dist. No. 5 - Pickens Co. 429 Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3053

W. Brian White (R) Insurance Agent, Capstone Ins. Servs. LLC Dist. No. 6 - Anderson Co.

519C Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3113

Michael W. “Mike” Gambrell (R) Self-employed, M&R Enterprises Dist. No. 7 - Abbeville & Anderson Cos. 436A Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-2947

Don C. Bowen (R) Retired Dist. No. 8 - Anderson & Oconee Cos. 306C Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3038

Michael D. Thompson (R) Freight Salesman Dist. No. 9 - Anderson Co. 436C Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3014

Daniel T. “Dan” Cooper (R) Vice President, Capstone Insurance Services, LLC Dist. No. 10 - Anderson Co. 525 Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3144

Paul L. Agnew (D) Attorney Dist. No. 11 - Abbeville & Anderson Cos. 436B Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-2993

J. Anne Parks (D) Mortician/Funeral Director/Licensed Real Estate Agent Dist. No. 12 - Greenwood & McCormick Cos. 434D Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3069

Lewis E. “Gene” Pinson (R) Community Relations Dir. Dist. No. 13 - Greenwood Co. 522A Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-2821

Michael A. Pitts (R) Retired Greenville Police Dist. No. 14 - Abbeville, Greenwood & Laurens Cos. 327C Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-2830

Jeff D. Duncan (R) Real Estate Broker & Auctioneer Dist. No. 15 - Laurens & Newberry Cos. 411 Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3022

Mark N. Willis (R) Long Term Care Administrator Dist. No. 16 - Greenville & Laurens Cos. 326B Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6882


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GOVERNMENT Harry F. Cato (R) Businessman, Manager-Cato Transportation Supply, Inc. Dist. No. 17 - Greenville Co. 505A Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-2701

Tommy M. Stringer (R) Pension Consultant/Businessman Dist. No. 18 - Greenville Co. 418D Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6881

Dwight A. Loftis (R) Insurance Agent Dist. No. 19 - Greenville Co. 522C Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3101

Daniel P. “Dan” Hamilton (R) Businessman Dist. No. 20 - Greenville Co. 312A Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6795

William T. “Bill” Wylie (R) Bus. and Turnaround Consultant Dist. No. 21 - Greenville Co. 530D Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6883

Wendy K. Nanney (Mrs. Timothy Lee) (R) Credit Manager Dist. No. 22 - Greenville Co. 312D Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6877

Chandra E. Dillard (D) Director of Community Relations, Furman University Dist. No. 23 - Greenville Co. 414D Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6791

Bruce W. Bannister (R) Attorney Dist. No. 24 - Greenville Co. 518B Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3009

Karl B. Allen (D) Attorney Dist. No. 25 - Greenville Co. 330B Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3006

Rex F. Rice (R) Businessman Dist. No. 26 - Greenville & Pickens Cos. 418A Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3035

Garry R. Smith (R) Businessman Dist. No. 27 - Greenville Co.

312C Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3045

Eric M. Bedingfield (R) Real Estate, Businessman Dist. No. 28 - Greenville Co. 312B Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-2962

Dennis C. Moss (R) Retired S.C. Highway Patrol Dist. No. 29 - Cherokee, Chester & York Cos. 422A Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3073

V. Stephen “Steve” Moss (R) Retired Banker Dist. No. 30 - Cherokee Co. 304A Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6885

Harold Mitchell, Jr. (D) Executive Director, Regenesis Dist. No. 31 - Spartanburg Co. 414C Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-6638

J. Derham Cole, Jr. (R) Attorney Dist. No. 32 - Spartanburg Co. 402A Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6790

Lanny F. Littlejohn (R) Retired Businessman Dist. No. 33 - Cherokee & Spartanburg Cos. 534 Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3141

P. Michael “Mike” Forrester (R) Economic Development Dist. No. 34 - Spartanburg Co. 402D Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6792

R. Keith Kelly (R) Attorney Dist. No. 35 - Spartanburg Co. 402B Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3008

Merita A. “Rita” Allison (Mrs. William Ronald) (R) (2002) Director of Communications, Commission on Higher Education Dist. No. 36 - Spartanburg Co. 402C Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6788

Steve A. Parker (R) Businessman Dist. No. 37 - Spartanburg Co. 404D Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6878

Joseph B. “Joey” Millwood (R)

Lieutenant Governor

Journalist Dist. No. 38 - Spartanburg Co. 434C Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 212-6876

R. Andre Bauer

Marion B. Frye (R) Self-employed Dist. No. 39 - Lexington & Saluda Cos. 668 McNeary Ferry Rd., Leesville, 29070 323C Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3275

Walton J. McLeod (D) Businessman, Attorney Dist. No. 40 - Lexington & Newberry Cos. 422B Blatt Bldg., Columbia, S.C. 29201 (803) 734-3276

Elected state officials Governor Mark Sanford P.O. Box 12267 Columbia, SC 29211 803-734-2100

State House, 1st Floor P.O. Box 142 Columbia, SC 29202 ltgov@scsenate.org 803-734-2080

Attorney General Henry McMaster Rembert Dennis Building 1000 Assembly Street, Room 519 Columbia, S.C. 29201 803-734-3970 info@scattorneygeneral.com

Additional information about S.C. Government The South Carolina General Assembly’s Web site (http://www. scstatehouse.gov/) provides calendars, journals and biographical information about the legislators. For a portal to the executive branch of government, agencies and other constitutional officers, visit http:// www.sc.gov/.


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