In 2002, there were over 37,000 minority
firms in South Carolina generating nearly
$4.5 billion in gross receipts.
• Minority firms represented 13% of all
‘classifiable’ firms located in the state.
• The number of minority firms in South
Carolina increased by 20% between
1997 and 2002, compared to 12% for all
‘classifiable’ firms in the state.
• South Carolina had the 16th largest
minority population in the country,
numbering over 1.4 million or 34.5% of
Sara Ganim. November 2018. For 10 years, some residents in Denmark, South Carolina, have been suspicious of the rust-colored water coming from their taps. They’ve