Our Work In South Carolina
In partnership with the South Carolina Department of Commerce, ARC is supporting 20 projects in South Carolina totaling $5 million in fiscal year 2023. These investments have been matched by $22.8 million in South Carolina. They are also creating or retaining 1,620 jobs, training and educating 370 students and workers, and benefiting the 1.3 million residents in South Carolina’s seven Appalachian counties.
Honorable Henry McMaster
Governor’s ARC Representative:
Director, Federal Affairs for South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster
South Carolina Department of Commerce
1201 Main Street – Suite 1600
Columbia, SC 29201
In Fiscal Year 2023, ARC and the South Carolina Department of Commerce partnered on the following investments and projects.
Learn more about ARC’s fiscal year 2023 investments in South Carolina.
Investments in Action
Spartanburg Community College’s Spark Center
State Plans and Strategies
ARC’s current strategic plan is a blueprint for investments at the Regional level. Each of Appalachia’s 13 states develops a companion four-year plan and annual strategy statement outlining its funding priorities for ARC projects.
County Economic Status
Every year, ARC applies an index-based classification system to compare each county in the Region with national averages to understand how counties are performing.
Counties in Appalachia
(7 out of 46 counties): Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Union
Local Development Districts
Catawba Regional Council of Governments
South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments