A Conversation with Jeff Ruble, Richland County Economic Development

February 1, 2022

In mid January, Richland County announced that it had achieved its second-highest level of capital investment in 2021 — $359.6 million. Major announcements included plans for a new brewery, development of industrial parks, and expansion efforts by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Westinghouse and Tyson Foods. There were also major investments at two homegrown companies, IMCS and AVANTech.

The Richland County Economic Development Office (RCEDO) works to expand, diversify and sustain the local economy by assisting companies that provide meaningful job opportunities and generate new wealth for its citizens. Founded in 2011, the RCEDO seeks to attract new industry to the community, assist existing companies with potential expansions, and ensure buildings and industrial sites are available for prospects to consider, while showcasing the talented workforce and high quality of life across the region.