3 companies in S.C. cited for investment, community impact

Staff Report
Published March 27, 2014

Trade & Industry Development magazine has named Boeing Co., Google Inc. and Colgate-Palmolive Co. as winners of the publication’s 9th annual Corporate Investment & Community Impact Awards.

The magazine, which covers site selection issues, honored 30 companies making significant capital investments and providing positive economic impact in the communities in which they reside.

Five of the companies, including Boeing, made investments of at least $1 billion.

"These major investments provide a clear snapshot of where and in which industries growth is occurring today," said Scott D. Swoger, publisher of the magazine and president of its parent, Due North Consulting Inc.

Each of the investments will be transformational for the communities in which the projects will be located, Swoger added.

"We see companies across the state making a real difference in their communities each day, so it's great that three big names in South Carolina's business community are being recognized for their impact," Gov. Nikki Haley said.

In 2013, South Carolina recruited $5.4 billion in committed capital investment to the state.

"Out of hundreds of corporate announcements across the U.S. last year, these South Carolina companies are being recognized for raising the bar in investment and in community impact," state Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said. "This underscores the positive momentum in South Carolina's recruitment efforts on the heels of an all-time record year."

The magazine serves executives in the site selection and facility planning fields.

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