- Associated Press - Saturday, July 18, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Nearly 60 businesses, economic development alliances and state agencies contribute to the Department of Commerce’s “special events fund” that supplements its recruiting efforts. Membership is divided into the following levels. Donations represent a three-year pledge.


-$100,000-plus: 20 members give at the highest level. That includes Commerce itself, as well as the state’s tourism and agriculture agencies.

-$50,000-$99,999: 3 members

-$10,000-$49,999: 25 members

-Up to $9,999: 11 members


Source: South Carolina Department of Commerce

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