Laurens Takes Next Step Toward Major Growth: New Housing

  October 21, 2020

The City of Laurens will soon experience growth not seen in decades as it welcomes a new housing development, the largest development of its type since the early 1980s. The…

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City of Columbia Economic Development receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council 

  October 20, 2020

City of Columbia Economic Development (CED) won a silver category award for its ChooseColumbiaSC, a project in the General Purpose Website category of the International Economic Development Council’s 2020 Excellence in Economic Development Awards Program. The honor…

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The Ultimate Roadside Stop, 7-Eleven Now Open in Laurens, SC  

  October 16, 2020

Laurens, SC(October 16, 2020) – A new 7-Eleven, Inc. convenience store is now open in Laurens.  The new store is located at 21402 US-221 right next to the Walmart Distribution Center. This 7-Eleven store will…

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OneSpartanburg, Inc.

  October 15, 2020

Our mission is to build a vibrant Spartanburg through business, economic and tourism development. Whether you’re looking for business resources, economic expertise, community leadership or tourism information, OneSpartanburg, Inc. is…

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Laurens County Development Corporation

  October 13, 2020

The Laurens County Development Corporation mission and plan ensures that Laurens County continues to be a “business-centered” community which focuses on economic opportunities that result in a viable future for…

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SC Works to Host Open-Air Job Fair October 15 in Fountain Inn

  October 13, 2020

SC Works is hosting an open-air Job Fair in Fountain Inn on October 15th from 2PM-5PM at the Fountain Inn Farmers Market (110 Depot St., Fountain Inn), which will include…

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A Conversation with Matt Kennell, City Center Partnership

  October 13, 2020

Twenty years ago, the downtown business district of Columbia, SC, specifically Main Street, was a source of embarrassment for local residents. Skip ahead to 2020, and downtown Columbia is now…

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Oldcastle APG establishing operations in Fairfield County

  October 8, 2020

More Than $25 Million Investment Will Create Approximately 100 Jobs Oldcastle APG, a leading global manufacturer of outdoor living and building materials, today announced plans to establish operations in Fairfield…

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Midlands Technical College Commissioner honored

  October 6, 2020

Midlands Technical College Commissioner Honored; Diane Sumpter wins Lifetime Achievement Award from business group The United States Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has honored Midlands Technical College Commissioner Diane Sumpter.…

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City Center Partnership

  September 29, 2020

City Center Partnership was formed to manage the downtown Business Improvement District in the 36-block area bounded by Gervais, Elmwood, Assembly and Marion streets in Columbia, SC. The organization provides…

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Rivers Plumbing and Electric, Inc. establishing operations in Marion County

  September 29, 2020

More Than $9.1 Million Investment Will Create 150 New Jobs Rivers Plumbing and Electric, Inc., an engineering and design, prefabrication, construction and post-construction firm, today announced plans to establish operations…

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Trident United Way working to inform Tri-County high cost of living

  September 28, 2020

  Self Sufficiency Standard study highlights our region as one of the highest costs of living areas in S.C., further emphasizing the vital work Trident United Way does to improve…

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Tactical Medical Solutions LLC expanding operations in Anderson County

  September 24, 2020

More Than $1.7 Million Investment Will Create 21 New Jobs Tactical Medical Solutions LLC, a global leading developer and manufacturer of pre-hospital medical products and patient simulators, today announced plans…

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Charleston Metro Chamber releases Talent 2020 & Beyond

  September 23, 2020

The Charleston Metro Chamber has released Talent 2020 & Beyond, a report focused on a skills-first approach to meeting the Charleston region’s workforce needs. With the disruption of 2020, the…

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City of Clinton Breaks Ground on Future Recreation Complex

  September 22, 2020

You don’t have to live in Clinton, SC to know it’s a sports town.  The Red Devil reputation is widely known.  Tuesday, the city of Clinton took the next step…

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Maxwood Furniture expanding operations in Marion County

  September 22, 2020

More Than $5.8 Million Investment Will Create 30 New Jobs Maxwood Furniture, a manufacturer and distributor of bedroom furniture, today announced plans to expand operations in Marion County. The more…

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Harris joins Global Location Strategies as Marketing Manager

  September 21, 2020

Global Location Strategies (GLS) Founding Principal Didi Caldwell announced that Katie Harris has been hired as Marketing Manager. In this role, Harris will apply her creativity and broad experience in…

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New Business Coming to Downtown Clinton

  September 21, 2020

202 W Main Street (formerly Designer’s Alley) in downtown Clinton is undergoing renovations to become the office location for a civil engineering and land surveying firm. The space blends modern architecture…

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Driverge Vehicle Innovations, LLC expanding operations in Charleston County

  September 17, 2020

$350,000 Investment Will Create 13 New Jobs Driverge Vehicle Innovations, LLC (Driverge), an industry leader in commercial wheelchair transportation and accessible taxis, today announced plans to expand operations in Charleston…

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DESA’s Diane Sumpter receives national Award for Lifetime Achievement

  September 17, 2020

DESA, Inc. is pleased to announce that Diane E. Sumpter, its President and CEO, has been awarded the Abe Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement by the US Minority Business…

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NARENCO establishing operations in Florence County

  September 17, 2020

Company Investing $20 Million Into Solar Power Project NARENCO, a leading renewable energy independent power producer, today announced plans to establish operations in Florence County. The company is investing $20…

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DMA Holdings, Inc. expanding operations in Marion County

  September 16, 2020

DMA Holdings, Inc. (DMA), an established supplier to the North American automotive and heavy-duty parts aftermarket, today announced plans to expand operations in Marion County with the opening of a…

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ClickFold Plastics establishing operations in Lancaster County

  September 16, 2020

$1.5 Million Investment Will Create 21 New Jobs ClickFold Plastics, a custom plastics manufacturer, today announced plans to establish operations in Lancaster County. The $1.5 million investment will create 21…

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Groundwork almost complete at QT site

  September 14, 2020

The site work at the future location of QuikTrip (QT) on SC-72 in Clinton is almost complete, according to a Facebook post by the Clinton Economic Development Corporation. QT is…

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Leisure Pools and Spas North America, Inc. establishing operations in Marion County

  September 14, 2020

$6.1 Million Investment Will Create 200 New Jobs Leisure Pools and Spas North America, Inc., a leading fiberglass in-ground pool manufacturer, today announced plans to establish operations in Marion County.…

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DC BLOX expands with major regional datacenter in Greenville County, South Carolina

  September 9, 2020

With the acceleration of digital transformation initiatives across industries, DC BLOX is developing essential infrastructure that strategically enables digital business across the Southeastern United States. Organizations across the Carolinas and…

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VentureSouth surpasses $50 million invested

  September 9, 2020

VentureSouth announced a major milestone, as the early-stage investment group has now invested more than $50 million in early-stage companies in the Southeast. Recently announced investments in Threatswitch and Altis…

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DC BLOX establishing operations in Greenville County

  September 9, 2020

Over $200 Million Combined Investment Will Initially Create Five New Jobs DC BLOX, a multi-tenant data center provider in the Southeast, today announced plans to establish operations in Greenville County.…

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Lineage Logistics expanding operations in Charleston County

  September 8, 2020

$34 Million Investment Will Create 36 New Jobs Lineage Logistics, an innovative provider of temperature-controlled logistics solutions, today announced plans to expand operations in Charleston County. The $34 million investment…

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Midlands Technical College recognized for workforce development

  September 8, 2020

The Transatlantic Business & Investment Council (TBIC) has welcomed Midlands Technical College into its membership network. The organization’s mission is to “promote transatlantic trade and investment” between North America and…

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Agriculture Technology Campus establishing 1,000-acre operation in Hampton County

  September 3, 2020

Combined $314 million investment to create more than 1,500 jobs  Agriculture Technology Campus, a joint venture project between Mastronardi, Clear Water Farms, LiDestri Food and Drink (LiDestri) and GEM Opportunity…

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Thorne Celebrates 6 Years in Laurens

  September 2, 2020

In 2014, family owned and operated Thorne Ambulance Service (TAS) opened their Laurens office and began providing full-time service to the citizens and visitors of Laurens County. Ryan Thorne, founder…

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Cantey Tech Consulting expanding operations in Charleston County

  September 1, 2020

Expansion Will Create 25 New Jobs Cantey Tech Consulting, an IT support and consulting firm, today announced plans to expand operations in Charleston County. The project will create 25 new…

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Loctek establishing operations in Clarendon County

  August 19, 2020

$5 Million Investment Will Create 10 New Jobs Loctek, a manufacturer of ergonomic solution products, today announced plans to establish operations in Clarendon County. The company’s $5 million investment is…

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