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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Urban League of the Upstate announces new President & CEO

  September 16, 2021

After conducting a national search, The Urban League of the Upstate recently announced the appointment of Dr. Gail Wilson Awan as President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization effective…

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Coronavirus & vaccination update in South Carolina

  September 16, 2021

Updated Sept 16, 2021  The links provided below are updated regularly as information becomes available. Keep checking back here for updates. Latest SC Data (Sept 16, 2021) SC Demographic Data…

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HYDERA establishing operations in Berkeley County

  September 15, 2021

$15 million investment will create 15 new jobs HYDERA, a joint venture between Pacolet Milliken and OURAY, today announced plans to establish operations in Berkeley County at the Charleston International…

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Palmetto Goodwill announces new CEO

  September 13, 2021

Brian Itzkowitz will be the next chief executive officer of Palmetto Goodwill and its affiliate, Palmetto Goodwill Services starting October 25, 2021. He will take the reins from interim CEO Lorna Utley, who has led the…

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Evanesce establishing operations in Hampton County

  September 10, 2021

$17 million investment will create 78 new jobs Evanesce, a sustainable technology innovator, today announced new operations in Hampton County. The $17 million investment will create 78 new jobs. Founded…

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West Columbia selects new Police Chief

  September 8, 2021

The West Columbia City Council has selected Marion Boyce as the next West Columbia Police Chief. Chief Marion Boyce began his law enforcement career as a Patrol Officer for the…

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Gov. Henry McMaster announces plan to accelerate I-26 widening project

  September 7, 2021

Governor Henry McMaster was joined by S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Secretary Christy Hall and business leaders from around the state to announce a proposal which would accelerate existing plans…

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Nephron implements a mandatory vaccination policy

  August 16, 2021

By Alan Cooper Nephron Pharmaceuticals President Lou Kennedy announced today that the company will mandate COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. The Nephron Mandatory Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy states…

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S.C. ends fiscal year with unprecedented $1.024 billion surplus

  August 13, 2021

Comptroller warns of ticking time bomb in state pension plans The S.C. Comptroller’s Office closed the books on state government’s fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021 (FY2021) with a…

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SC Ports achieves highest July on record for containers

  August 12, 2021

South Carolina Ports had a strong start to fiscal year 2022 with its highest July on record for containers moving through the Port of Charleston. SC Ports handled a record-setting…

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MUSC College of Pharmacy receives $1 million gift

  August 12, 2021

A lecture hall in the college’s new pharmacy facility will be named the Bobby Gene ‘63 and Barbara Harter Rippy Lecture Hall. Noted Union, South Carolina, philanthropist Barbara Harter Rippy…

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UofSC selected as North American partner site of Anne Frank House

  August 10, 2021

The University of South Carolina is now home to a permanent exhibition and educational program in partnership with the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, becoming one of only four partner…

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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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$26 billion settlement reached with “Big Three” opioid distributors

  July 22, 2021

A preliminary $26 billion settlement was announced with Johnson & Johnson and the nation’s “Big Three” opioid distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson. The settlement, if accepted by a majority…

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VentureSouth reports record results in first half of 2021

  July 22, 2021

VentureSouth, one of the Top 10 angel investment groups in North America, is proud to announce record results in the first half of 2021. Despite ongoing limitations brought on by…

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Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation expanding operations in Lexington County

  July 15, 2021

More than $100 million investment will create 250 new jobs Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Nephron) today announced the opening of Nephron Nitrile, a plant that will produce American-made, medical-grade nitrile gloves. The…

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MUSC board votes to acquire Providence Health and KershawHealth

  June 25, 2021

During the June meeting, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA) Board of Trustees voted to purchase Providence Health and KershawHealth, which are currently…

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Masonite International Corporation establishing operations in York County

  June 24, 2021

 Masonite International Corporation (Masonite) (NYSE: DOOR), a leading global designer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of interior and exterior doors, today announced plans to establish operations in York County. The new…

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STL establishing operations in Kershaw County

  June 23, 2021

$23 million investment will create 120 new jobs over the next few years Sterlite Technologies Limited (STL), a leading digital network integration company, today announced plans to establish operations in Kershaw County.…

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New 20-acre public park opens at Bull Street

  June 22, 2021

Yesterday, Mayor Steve Benjamin, City Council members, and the Parks & Recreation Department celebrated the opening of the newly developed Page Ellington Park, a 20-acre public park at Bull Street.…

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Denkai America, Inc. expanding operations in Kershaw County

  June 20, 2021

$14 million investment will create 10 new jobs Denkai America, Inc., a subsidiary of Nippon Denkai, Ltd., announced plans to expand operations in Kershaw County. The $14 million investment will…

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Generac Power Systems, Inc. expanding operations in Edgefield County

  June 17, 2021

Expansion will create 300 new jobs  Generac Power Systems, Inc. (Generac), a leading global power and energy technology company serving the residential, commercial and industrial markets, today announced plans to expand operations…

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Automotive supplier Gissing North America establishing operations in Greenville County’s new Fox Hill Business Park

  June 16, 2021

$18+ million investment will create 116 new jobs for global manufacturer Gissing North America LLC, a leading manufacturer of acoustic systems for the automotive industry, today announced plans to establish…

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Frauenthal Gnotec establishes operations in Laurens County

  June 10, 2021

$8.2 million investment will create 82 new jobs Frauenthal Gnotec is establishing its latest manufacturing and distribution facility in Laurens County. With an investment of $8.2 million and the creation of…

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SC Ports to welcome record-breaking vessel

  May 25, 2021

CMA CGM MARCO POLO to arrive in Charleston this week South Carolina Ports will soon welcome the largest container ship to ever call the East Coast — the CMA CGM…

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