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3. South Carolina

Federal spending per capita: $16,467
Total federal spending: $77.05 billion
Number of residents: 4.7 million

South Carolina was the 10th-highest recipient of federal funds, with a $77.05 billion payout that amounted to $16,467 per person. As with Delaware and Hawaii, all of the top 10 prime awards went to Homeland Security.

The top five prime award contractors included Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, General Dynamics and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina. The top prime award service sold was the maintenance and repair of communication equipment.

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