Governor McMaster delivers the 2022 State of the State address

  January 20, 2022

Governor Henry McMaster delivered his fifth State of the State address to state senators and representatives at the Statehouse on Wednesday, January 19th. Here is his speech in its entirety…

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Coronavirus & vaccination update in South Carolina

  January 20, 2022

Updated Jan 20, 2021  The links provided below are updated regularly as information becomes available. Keep checking back here for updates. Latest SC Data (Jan 20, 2021) SC Demographic Data…

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Kostwein establishes U.S. operations, creates jobs in Greenville County, S.C.

  January 19, 2022

Kostwein, a high-tech machine manufacturer, today announced plans to establish operations in Greenville County. The $8.5 million investment will create 95 new jobs. Founded in 1921 and headquartered in Austria,…

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Chapman Cultural Center announces its newest President & CEO

  January 19, 2022

After an extensive search, Chapman Cultural Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Dan Mayer as its next President and CEO. He will lead the organization beginning February 10th,…

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Richland County attracts $359.6 million in investment, second-highest level ever

  January 19, 2022

Richland County achieved its second-highest level of capital investment in 2021 — attracting $359.6 million for plans that included a new brewery, development of industrial parks, expansion efforts by BlueCross…

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Amiridis named 30th president of University of South Carolina

  January 14, 2022

Former provost returns to South Carolina after leading University of Illinois Chicago Michael Amiridis has been named the 30th president of the University of South Carolina. Amiridis was selected during a…

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MycoWorks establishing operations in Union County

  January 13, 2022

$107 million investment to create 400 new jobs MycoWorks, a biotechnology company that specializes in mycelium-grown materials for use as sustainable, luxury-quality leather alternatives, today announced plans to establish operations…

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Chief Buildings establishing operations in Lancaster County

  January 12, 2022

$22.1 million investment will create 102 new jobs over the next five years​​​​​​​ Chief Buildings, a subsidiary of Chief Industries, Inc. and a premier metal building system manufacturer, today announced plans to…

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Shamrock Technologies, Inc. establishing operations in Laurens County

  January 12, 2022

$19.4 million investment to create new growth opportunities Shamrock Technologies, Inc. (Shamrock), one of the world’s largest processors and developers of specialty natural and synthetic wax additives, today announced plans…

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South Carolina Federal will merge with G.H.S. Federal Credit Union

  January 11, 2022

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce its upcoming merger with G.H.S. Federal Credit Union after an affirmative member vote concluded on December 8, 2021. After the merger…

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SCRA produces over one billion dollar impact on South Carolina’s economy

  January 11, 2022

South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) marked a strong year in 2021. The impact on South Carolina’s innovation economy was over a billion dollars. The total amount includes jobs supported, the…

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SC Ports achieves record volumes in 2021

  January 10, 2022

South Carolina Ports had its best calendar year in history in 2021 as the SC Ports team and broader maritime community efficiently handled an unprecedented amount of cargo. “2021 was…

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Trustus Theatre hires new Executive Director

  January 4, 2022

Trustus Theatre announced that their new Executive Director, Jessica Francis Fichter, will start on January 4th, 2022. Fichter has a rich theatrical background including a B.A. in theatre education, an…

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Blackbaud acquires EVERFI, a SaaS leader

  January 4, 2022

Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), announced it has acquired global social impact technology leader EVERFI in a cash and stock transaction for approximately $750 million, subject to certain customary adjustments. EVERFI, headquartered in Washington,…

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Jeff Gurney elected to Nelson Mullins Partnership

  December 17, 2021

The partners of Nelson Mullin Riley & Scarborough LLP have elected Jeff Gurney, formerly a Greenville associate, to the partnership effective Jan. 1, 2022. Gurney is at the forefront of automated vehicle law…

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Santee Cooper Board names new President and CEO

  December 16, 2021

Jimmy Staton brings deep, diverse experience The Santee Cooper Board of Directors today approved the hiring of Jimmy Staton, a utility executive with extensive experience in electric and natural gas…

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KIYATEC, Inc. expanding operations in Greenville County

  December 14, 2021

Company investing $5 million and creating 91 new jobs KIYATEC, Inc. today announced plans to expand operations in Greenville County. The $5 million investment will create 91 new jobs. Founded…

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Palmetto Railways names Patrick McCrory new President and CEO

  December 13, 2021

Jeffrey McWhorter to retire after 37 years with the organization Palmetto Railways, an enterprise agency of the state of South Carolina and a division of the S.C. Department of Commerce,…

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Upstate lawmaker elected president of the S.C. Senate

  December 8, 2021

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. South Carolina Senator Thomas C. Alexander (R–District 1–Oconee and Pickens Counties) was sworn-in as president of the S.C. Senate, Dec. 6, following a Senate-members election…

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AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe Co. expanding operations in Richland County

  December 8, 2021

$40 million investment will create 100 new jobs AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe Co., a subsidiary of AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Co., today announced plans to expand operations in Richland County. The $40 million…

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SC Ports sets all-time monthly container record in November

  December 7, 2021

South Carolina Ports sets all-time monthly records for containers handled in November when measuring by both twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) and pier containers, which account for boxes of any size.…

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GML Industries, LLC establishing operations in Spartanburg County

  December 7, 2021

$966,000 investment will create 74 new jobs GML Industries, LLC, a manufacturer of wire harnesses for various industries, today announced it is establishing operations in Spartanburg County. The company’s $966,000…

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Evolt establishing operations in Charleston County

  November 30, 2021

Evolt, a digital body composition analytic company, today announced plans to establish operations in Charleston County. The more than $100,000 investment will create 80 new jobs. Founded in 2015 in Gold…

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Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery announces new CEO

  November 30, 2021

Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery welcomed Ron Chorzewski as Chief Executive Officer. With over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field, Ron started his career as a Physical Therapist upon…

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BMW Manufacturing expanding Spartanburg County operations with new logistics center

  November 18, 2021

$100 million project will enhance company’s logistics operations supplying parts to BMW Plant Spartanburg BMW Manufacturing today announced that the company is expanding operations in Spartanburg County with the construction of…

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S.W.O.R.D. International Inc. establishing new operations in Greenville County, SC

  November 15, 2021

Aiming for success, arms, and defense equipment manufacturer to invest $9.5 million and create 55 new jobs S.W.O.R.D. International Inc. (S.W.O.R.D.), a manufacturer of unique, purpose-built small arms and defense equipment,…

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Senator High Leatherman passes away

  November 12, 2021

On Friday November 12, South Carolina Senator High Leatherman passed away at the age of 90. The 31st District of South Carolina, which he represented, has Florence as its largest…

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Dr. David J. Cole named 2021 Joseph P. Riley Leadership Award winner

  November 11, 2021

The Charleston Metro Chamber announced Dr. David J. Cole as the recipient of the 2021 Joseph P. Riley Leadership Award, which will be presented at the Chamber’s Member-Bration on December 3. Named after one…

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DartPoints launches state’s first internet exchange (IX)

  November 10, 2021

In June 2021, DartPoints acquired Immedion, a Greenville-based provider of colocation, cloud and managed services with eight data centers in seven markets throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana.…

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Elbit Systems of America, LLC establishing operations in Charleston County 

  November 9, 2021

Project to create approximately 300 new jobs Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., today announced plans to establish operations in Charleston County. The project will create…

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Watson Tate Savory joins McMillan Pazdan Smith

  November 1, 2021

Watson Tate Savory Architects, with offices in Columbia and Charlotte, announced that it had joined McMillan Pazdan Smith in a merger finalized on October 31st, 2021. They will be expanding…

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Arthrex expanding operations in Anderson County

  October 25, 2021

Arthrex, an orthopedic technology innovator, today announced plans to expand operations in Anderson County. The more than $100 million investment will create 500 new jobs. Founded in 1981, Arthrex is…

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