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Statistics and Demographics
South Carolina statistical data within a variety of categories, geographical areas and from a multitude of sources.
*Provided by USC's Darla Moore School of Business
South Carolina Statistical Abstract
Online publication containing economic, demographic, and social data for SC produced by a variety of state and federal agencies
Data & Resources from SC Department of Commerce
Includes SC MSA Map, Economic Outlook, State Facts, and County Profiles
Research in Entrepreneurship
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) is a non-profit academic research consortium that has as its goal the ready availability of high quality information on global entrepreneurial activity.
Global Competitiveness Index
From the Global Economic Forum, its annual report on global competitiveness compiled from calculations based on both publicly available data and a comprehensive executive opinion survey.
Kauffman Foundation Research & Policy
From the Kauffman Foundation of Entrepreneurship, links to the research focused on what drives innovation and economic growth in an entrepreneurial world. Access to their data and their research reports.
Entrepreneurial Resources in South Carolina
Entrepreneurial Resources in South Carolina - by City
Small Business Resources for Cities in South Carolina
SC Chamber of Commerces by City
Links to Chamber of Commerce websites by SC city
SC Office of Small and Minority Business Assistance
Links to government contracting opportunities, information on permits and licensing, and other resources for small businesses in SC.
SC Secretary of State
Before doing business in South Carolina, you must register your business with the Secretary of State. Includes information on incorporating in SC and other business filings.
South Carolina Business One Stop
Provides business information and enables new and existing businesses to file permits, licenses, registrations, or pay taxes.
South Carolina Small Business Development Center
The University of South Carolina (USC), through the Moore School of Business, operates the statewide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). Offers services such as consulting, continuing education, information and referral, and special purpose programs.
SC Department of Commerce
Information and networks for SC businesses
South Carolina Information Highway (SCIWAY)
SCIWAY includes almost 50,000 links to other South Carolina websites as well as an amazing collection of maps, charts, articles, and other resources. It is organized by subject areas – such as education, history, jobs, real estate, and tourism.
Experts in collaboration, planning, and execution building a knowledge economy for businesses in SC
South Carolina Venture Capital Firms--The Trelys Funds
The Trelys Funds is a venture capital investment group headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. Trelys focuses on an underserved market of entrepreneurs and investors located primarily in South Carolina and the surrounding region.
Search for venture capital funding by state