According to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (PRT) -
Tourism is one of the largest industries for South Carolina, with an overall economic impact of about $18 billion, according to the PRT. The industry supports about 10 percent of jobs statewide and generates an annual average of $1.3 billion in state and local taxes.
The Director of the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism recently said he wants to draw more attention to lesser-known vacation hubs around the state that don't have as much money for marketing as cities like Myrtle Beach and Charleston.
We hope Lake Marion, Santee, and the Summerton area will be high on his list of new locations to further promote.
* See http://SummertonOutdoors.COSITech.Net