COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A new report says the aerospace industry in South Carolina accounts for 54,000 jobs with a total economic impact of $17 billion.
Media outlets report that the research released Monday during a conference in Columbia measures the impact of both civilian and military aerospace jobs.
University of South Carolina research economist Joey Von Nessen said there are 466 civilian companies employing more than 17,000 people across the state. The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500 in North Charleston.
The rest of the jobs are military and are located at Joint Base Charleston, Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station and McEntire Joint National Guard Base near Columbia.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.