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									             Greater Greenville
      Regional Economic Scorecard, 2009




EDA University Center for Economic Development
              Clemson University
            www.clemson.edu/uced
             South Carolina Upstate
                                                                      Cherokee
                                        Greenville


                                                        Spartanburg
                          Pickens



            Oconee                                                     Union




                             Anderson
                                                          Laurens




                                    Abbeville

                                                     Greenwood




Greenville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

Greenville Combined Statistical Area (CSA)
   Peer Cities Selected for the Greenville MSA and CSA Regions
                Metro Area     Population (2000)    Population (2007)    Percent Change
Greenville MSA                            599,940              613,828              2.3%
Jackson, MS CSA                           525,246              559,366              6.5%
Lexington, KY CSA                         602,733              658,071              9.2%
Charleston, SC MSA                        603,178              630,100              4.5%
Little Rock, AR MSA                       610,518              672,623             10.2%
Columbia, SC MSA                          647,158              712,760             10.1%
Greenville CSA                          1,128,104            1,221,881              8.3%
Knoxville, TN CSA                         935,659            1,029,155             10.0%
Richmond, VA MSA                        1,096,956            1,211,608             10.5%
Jacksonville, FL MSA                    1,122,750            1,296,676             15.5%
Birmingham, AL CSA                      1,129,721            1,187,319              5.1%
Louisville, KY MSA                      1,161,975            1,228,764              5.7%
Greensboro/Winston-Salem CSA            1,414,656            1,535,926              8.6%
Target Cities
Austin, TX MSA                          1,249,763            1,593,400             27.5%
Nashville, TN MSA                       1,311,789            1,521,751             16.0%
Raleigh/Durham CSA                      1,314,589            1,638,019             24.6%
Charlotte, NC MSA                       1,330,448            1,650,667             24.1%
                                                      Figure 1. REAL PER CAPITA INCOMES 1987 AND 2007
                                                                                  (2007 PRICES)
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                                                     Charlotte-Gastonia-        Charleston-North
                                    United States   Concord, NC-SC (MSA)       Charleston, SC (MSA)         Columbia, SC (MSA)   Greenville, SC (MSA)
                            1987      $29,641             $29,937                    $24,456                        $26,558            $25,719
                            2007      $38,632             $39,004                    $34,133                        $33,943            $32,317
                         % Change      30.3%               30.3%                      39.6%                         27.8%               25.7%


                                                             U.S. and MSAs (Source: REIS, U.S. Dept. of Commerce)
                                       FIGURE 2. PER CAPITA INCOME TRENDS RELATIVE TO THE U.S.:GREENVILLE MSA, GREENVILLE
                                                    CSA, and SOUTH CAROLINA, RELATIVE TO THE U.S.
                                 FIGURE 2. PER CAPITA INCOME TRENDS 1987-2007

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                                       U.S. AVERAGE = 100
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PCY AREA PCY IN THE U.S.
PCY IN AREA // PCY IN THE U.S.




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                                                            FIGURE 3. PER CAPITA INCOMES (PCY) IN CHARLESTON, COLUMBIA, and GREENVILLE MSA
                                                                 FIGURE 3. PER CAPITA INCOMES IN CHARLESTON,
                                                                               COMPARED TO CHARLOTTE TARGET, 1987-2007
                                                                            COLUMBIA, and GREENVILLE MSA
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                       PCY In MSA / PCY IN THE U.S.




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Indices of Competitiveness
       Labor Force Education
        Knowledge Workforce
  Innovative Activity and Capacity
    Entrepreneurial Environment
Industrial Structure and Composition
   Industrial Diversity and Breadth
          Innovative Activity
Number of patents issued per 1,000 population
Academic R&D expenditures per capita
Doctorates awarded in science and engineering per 1,000
   population
Graduate science and engineering students per 1,000
    population
Percentage of employment in technical professions -
    computer science; engineering except civil; natural,
    physical, and social sciences
              Benchmarking the Index of
                Labor Force Education
              Greensboro/
             Winston-Salem   Jacksonville   Lexington               Columbia
                 91.2            98.9         102.7                    107.3



   +0.6                                                                 +2.4

Greenville
   86.9



                                                            Clemson University
                                             Center for Economic Development
     Benchmarking the Index of
        Knowledge Workers
     Greensboro/
    Winston-Salem   Jacksonville   Charleston               Richmond
          92.3          97.8         101.1                     109.2



   +2.1                                                          -1.1

Greenville
   90.4



                                                    Clemson University
                                     Center for Economic Development
               Benchmarking the Index of
                  Innovative Activity

Jacksonville   Louisville   Charleston          Richmond                  Lexington
    37.9         54.4          62.1                 76.2                     139.8



                                             -1.0                             +1.6

                                         Greenville
                                            71.7



                                                                   Clemson University
                                                    Center for Economic Development
   Benchmarking the Index of
  Entrepreneurial Environment

          Lexington   Louisville   Jacksonville              Knoxville
            82.2        86.8           96.3                     98.8



   +0.1                                                          +5.1

Greenville
   80.4


                                                     Clemson University
                                      Center for Economic Development
      Benchmarking the Index of
        Diversity and Density
                                  Greensboro/
          Columbia   Lexington   Winston-Salem             Jacksonville
             82.1      87.7           98.0                      119.2



   +0.8                                                          -1.6

Greenville
   76.4


                                                    Clemson University
                                     Center for Economic Development
      Benchmarking the Index of
 Industrial Structure and Composition

Knoxville                Jackson   Jacksonville              Charleston
  85.2                    92.9         95.4                      99.7



               +0.7                                              +5.6

            Greenville
               90.3


                                                     Clemson University
                                      Center for Economic Development
                                    ECONOMIC SCORECARD, PART 2:
                       Benchmarking Greenville CSA Versus Small and Large Peer Cities

                     Industrial Legacy                      Competitiveness Environment
          160



          140


          120
Peer                                                                         104    -0.8
Cities’                                                                      103
          100
Average                -0.4                                                                  90
                  97          97                                 91                                -1.0
                                                   88                 +2.5                   89
          80                        82             87    +1.0    89
                                    80    +2.1

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          40



                   Industrial       Industrial     Labor Force   Knowledge   Innovative     Entrepreneurial
                Composition and    Diversity and    Education     Workers    Activity and    Environment
                   Structure         Breadth                                  Capacity
                                    ECONOMIC SCORECARD, PART 4:
                            Benchmarking Greenville CSA Versus Four Target Cities
                                        (Austin, Charlotte, Nashville, Raleigh-Durham)


                     Industrial Legacy                      Competitiveness Environment
          160



          140



Target    120
Cities’
Average
          100
                   90 +1.0
                   89                               +0.2
          80                                                                                     75
                                                  76       76    79                                    -0.5
                                     +0.3                        77   +1.6                       74
          60                      59         59
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          40

                   Industrial      Industrial      Labor Force    Knowledge      Innovative     Entrepreneurial
                Composition and   Diversity and     Education      Workers       Activity and    Environment
                   Structure        Breadth                                       Capacity
 ACCRA COST OF LIVING INDEX
   QTR 4 2007 - QTR 3 2008

URBAN AREA AND STATE          COMPOSITE
                                  INDEX    HOUSING
Knoxville, TN                       88.4       75.5
Winston-Salem, NC                   90.2       75.7
Birmingham, AL                      90.7       73.2
Greenville, SC                      91.7       74.6
Nashville, TN                       91.8       74.6
Charlotte, NC                       92.8       78.3
Louisville, KY                      93.8       83.3
LittleRock, AR                      94.1       78.8
Jackson, MS                         94.9       88.2
Austin, TX                          94.9       83.5
Lexington, KY                       95.4       89.2
Charleston, SC                      96.8       89.1
Columbia, SC                        96.8       89.1
Jacksonville, FL                    97.2       89.8
Raleigh, NC                        101.5       98.0
Richmond, VA                       104.4      109.2

								
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