The US economy has a history of slow adjustment in the labor market. The question on the minds of many constituents is "where will the jobs come from?" In this paper we discuss the societal options for new employment in the United States and, in particular, South Carolina. We conclude that SC's manufacturing sector is in an ideal position to recapture some of the ground it has lost over the past decade. It is important to note, however, that the actions of the SC legislators will determine the fate of the recovery as well as the sustainability of future manufacturing employment.



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