Letter to Arthur Wilcox, editor of the Charleston Evening Post, on foreign industry in South Carolina

West responds privately to an editorial by Wilcox that questioned the advantages of foreign industry locating corporations in South Carolina. According to West biographer Phil Grose, West’s “‘reverse investment’ effort had some stunning results. By 1975 roughly 10 percent of the entire European industrial investment in America resided in South Carolina, a fact that laid nice groundwork for the arrival of the BMW plant a decade later.”

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  • Title Industrialization
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  • Keywords tied closely to the agrarian nature of the colony, mid- eighteenth century, indigo and rice were the dominant cash crops, small-scale gold mining operations, textile industry, Graniteville, General Textile Strike of 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal recovery program, hydroelectric plant at Pinopolis, South Carolina Public Service Authority, Interstate 85 corridor, BMW
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date July 13, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 5, 2022
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