Myrtle Beach metro leads state in economic growth indicators

The Myrtle Beach metro area led the state in three of four economic indicators, and was second in the fourth, when comparing statistics from October and the same month a year ago, according to information released Wednesday morning by the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

The information was prepared as part of the school’s 2015 statewide economic outlook which will be presented in full at the 34th Annual Economic Outlook Conference in Columbia on Tuesday.

The Myrtle Beach area topped the state’s metro areas in employment growth, retail trade gains and decline in unemployment and came in behind Greenville for growth in residential building permits.