Report: SC tops list of jobs linked to foreign investment

South Carolina ranks at the top of the list of US states that are getting jobs linked to foreign investment, according to a new report.

The report, compiled by IBM-Plant Location International, says the Palmetto State beat out North Carolina and Texas in number of investments.

The group tracks this metric by the number of job announcements through the year.

Gov. Nikki Haley praised the results of the report in a statement released Thursday morning.

"It is exciting to see South Carolina once again recognized as the 'it' place for business investment," said Haley. "Foreign firms have played and continue to play a key role in our state's economy. We have worked hard to show companies from around the globe that South Carolina is the place to put down roots and do business, and this ranking is another indication of our success."

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