Haley selected to Clemson Board of Trustees

  October 12, 2021

Former United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Governor of South Carolina Nikki R. Haley has been named to the Clemson Board of Trustees, effective immediately. Haley graduated…

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Hospice of Laurens County to Host Business Before Hours

  October 11, 2021

Hospice of Laurens County will host Business Before Hours on Thursday, October 14 from 8 – 10 am. The event is cosponsored by the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce. It…

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Plastic Omnium expanding operations in Anderson County

  October 6, 2021

More than $17.7 million investment will create 76 new jobs Plastic Omnium, a leading automotive equipment provider, today announced plans to expand operations in Anderson County. The more than $17.7…

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Wells Fargo announces nearly $3 million in grants to CDFIs to help minority-owned businesses in South Carolina recover

  October 1, 2021

Wells Fargo and South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette announced nearly $3 million in grants to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), including CommunityWorks, the South Carolina Community Loan Fund and…

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Argents Air Express, Ltd. expanding operations in Charleston County

  September 30, 2021

$400,000 investment will create 35 new jobs Argents Air Express, Ltd. (Argents), a full-service logistics solutions company, today announced plans to expand operations in Charleston County. The $400,000 investment will create…

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Lander University establishes “Commencement-to-Career Promise”

  September 30, 2021

Offering over 90 areas of study and market-driven programs that meet the needs of the most in-demand career fields, Lander University is committed to its mission of preparing students for…

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Proposed Plan Could Pave the Road to a Better Future

  September 29, 2021

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a $1.2 trillion federal investment to improve U.S. infrastructure, has passed the Senate and will move forward to the House of Representatives…

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New Store Coming to Clinton

  September 29, 2021

The empty building on the corner of West Main and Laurens Street that used to be Home Sweet Home will soon be the home of a new business. The new…

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Sustain SC, Furman University Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities announce inaugural class for Sustainability Leadership Initiative

  September 29, 2021

Professionals to participate in six-session program focused on sustainability Sustain SC and the Furman University Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities has selected a group of professionals across various sectors to…

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Monti, Inc. expanding operations in Greenwood County

  September 28, 2021

$4.7 million investment will create 16 new job Monti, Inc. (Monti), a leading industrial manufacturer, fabricator, powder coater, epoxy coater and specialized processor of electrical distribution components, today announced plans…

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First Reliance Bank is More Than Banking for Their Communities

  September 28, 2021

First Reliance Bank continues to expand their services beyond banking through supporting and serving the communities they work in. Particularly, the bank has served the Pee Dee Area Boys and…

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The Home Depot expands supply chain operations across South Carolina

  September 27, 2021

Combined expansion will create nearly 100 new jobs The Home Depot, Inc., a world-leading home improvement retailer, announced plans to expand operations throughout South Carolina. The company is growing its…

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MTC opens Welding Technology Center to meet employer demand

  September 23, 2021

Midlands Technical College held a ribbon cutting and grand opening for the college’s new Welding Technology Center today. The education and training facility is located on Kentucky Avenue on the…

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Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC establishing modular construction operations in Greenwood County

  September 22, 2021

More than $9 million investment will create 180 new jobs Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC, an affiliate company of Impresa Modular today announced plans to establish modular factory construction…

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Solvay adding new production capacity, jobs in Greenville County

  September 16, 2021

Adding over 30 new jobs, multi-million-dollar investment in new technologies at South Carolina facility The Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), charged with promoting and enhancing quality of life in Greenville…

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Premium Peanut establishing operations in Orangeburg County, SC

  September 9, 2021

$64.3 Million investment will create 130 new jobs Premium Peanut, an innovative, grower-owned peanut shelling company, today announced plans to establish operations in Orangeburg County. The $64.3 million investment will…

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Downtown Laurens Featured in WYFF4 Chronicle: Destination Downtown

  September 8, 2021

Laurens downtown is thriving and it’s getting the attention of more than just the locals. WYFF4 recently produced a one hour special, Chronicles: Destination Downtown Explores Booming Downtown Growth.  Laurens…

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Sidewalk Project in Joanna Underway

  September 8, 2021

It’s been a long time coming. A very long time, and much needed. For years there have been concerns about the safety of pedestrians walking along Main Street in Joanna.…

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Mira International Foods, Inc. establishing operations in Beaufort County

  September 2, 2021

More than $2 million investment will create 28 new jobs​​​​​​​ Mira International Foods, Inc. (Mira), a food crafting and distributing company, today announced plans to establish operations in Beaufort County. The…

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Connect America establishing operations in Greenville County, S.C.

  August 31, 2021

The Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), charged with promoting and enhancing quality of life in Greenville County by facilitating job growth and investment, has announced that Connect America, a nationally…

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Progress on the Taproom Coming to Clinton

  August 29, 2021

It’s just been a few weeks since the BUZZ broke the story of the new taproom coming to Clinton.  The City of Clinton Economic Development recently sold the DE Tribble…

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TELUS International establishing operations in Charleston County

  August 24, 2021

$3.4 million initial investment will create approximately 1,200 new jobs by 2022 TELUS International, a customer experience innovator that designs, builds and delivers digital solutions for global brands, today announced…

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Greater CWC Chamber & Visitors Program has impressive lineup for monthly breakfast

  August 18, 2021

The Greater CWC Chamber & Visitors Program continues to love local with its August partners breakfast by showcasing a talented group of dynamic community-focused individuals, businesses and programs. The breakfast…

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AllSouth Federal Credit Union to open new branch in Orangeburg County in fall 2021

  August 17, 2021

AllSouth Federal Credit Union will open a new full-service branch located at 1588 St. Matthews Road in Orangeburg County in fall 2021. The new location was designed by Design Initiative…

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The Move of the LCDC – Unfounded Concerns of a Few

  August 15, 2021

The announcement of Laurens County Development Corporation’s (LCDC) relocation from Professional Park Road to The Midtown Building has been the focus of a few loud voices recently. Specifically, comments were…

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New hires and promotions at Global Location Strategies

  August 7, 2021

Corporate site selection firm Global Location Strategies recently added Nicholette Macklin (pictured) and Cedric Colbert to its consulting team and promoted Andrew Ratchford to Senior Consultant and Parker Wyatt to…

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MECART, Inc. establishing operations in Greenville County

  August 4, 2021

$2 million investment will create 50 new jobs MECART, Inc., a leader in cleanroom environments and a manufacturer of custom-designed acoustical modular buildings, today announced plans to establish operations in…

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Shenandoah Growers, Inc. establishing high-tech indoor farm in Anderson County

  August 3, 2021

Shenandoah Growers, Inc., a national leader in commercially advanced indoor agriculture, today broke ground on its next indoor ‘Biofarm,’ located in Anderson County. The project will create 50 local, well-paying jobs.…

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Malouf Companies establishing operations in Laurens County

  July 28, 2021

$47.2 million investment will create 240 new jobs Malouf Companies (Malouf), a diverse consumer goods business, today announced plans to establish operations in Laurens County. The $47.2 million investment will create…

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Clinton Canopy Creates Curbside Appeal

  July 27, 2021

Downtown Clinton curbside appeal received a facelift recently when volunteers with Clinton Canopy went to work. The refresh of small flower beds in the downtown area was completed thanks to…

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GADC names officers, adds three directors to board

  July 23, 2021

The Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), charged with promoting and enhancing quality of life in Greenville County by facilitating job growth and investment, has named Don Erickson as Chairman of…

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Barnwell PV 1, LLC establishing operations in Barnwell County

  July 23, 2021

Company is investing $75 million into solar project Barnwell PV 1, LLC, a solar solutions company, announced plans to establish operations in Barnwell County. The company is investing $75 million…

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