Richland County biotech company investing $4.1M in expansion

  April 7, 2021

Irmo-based Integrated Micro-Chromatography Systems Inc. (IMCS) will expand its operations in Richland County, investing $4.1 million and creating 31 new jobs over the next five years. IMCS creates, manufactures and…

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SC Ports records strongest monthly volumes in its history

  April 6, 2021

South Carolina Ports handled the most cargo in its history in March, with the Port of Charleston handling record volumes as the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal begins operations. SC Ports reported…

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First Quality to expand operations in Anderson County

  March 30, 2021

Paper products manufacturer adding production capabilities First Quality Tissue, a privately held manufacturer of ultra-premium towel and tissue products announced that they have selected their Anderson, South Carolina campus for…

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International African American Museum names new CEO

  March 24, 2021

The International African American Museum has found the final piece for the massive global project that will change the landscape of African American history and its curation. Seventeen months after…

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Furman receives second $25 million grant from The Duke Endowment

  March 23, 2021

Furman University has received a $25 million grant from The Duke Endowment to expand and advance The Furman Advantage, the university’s transformational approach to offering every student a pathway toward a meaningful and…

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Tyson Foods, Inc. reestablishing operations in Richland County

  March 17, 2021

Company’s $55 million total investment will create 330 jobs Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein, today announced plans to…

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Harvest Hope Food Bank welcomes new CEO, Erinn Rowe

  March 15, 2021

Erinn Rowe, the former Harvest Hope Food Bank Board Chair, has officially joined the organization as CEO effective today. Erinn had served on the Harvest Hope board since 2015. From…

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South Carolina Chamber of Commerce names new CEO 

  March 11, 2021

On Wednesday, March 10th, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced that Bob Morgan was selected as the next SC Chamber of Commerce CEO. Mr. Morgan will…

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UofSC announces fall campus return plan

  March 8, 2021

The University of South Carolina announced its plan for a full return to face-to-face classes and the resumption of normal campus operations this fall, including residential life and the type…

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BMW Manufacturing announces construction of new training center

  February 24, 2021

Officials of BMW Manufacturing, along with South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt, broke ground for a new $20 million, 67,000 square-foot training center on the BMW campus. The investment…

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Vikor Scientific and Quantgene partner to launch SerenityTM – ground-breaking advancement in precision genomics, personalized medicine

  February 19, 2021

Vikor Scientific, a South Carolina-based leading, molecular diagnostics company headquartered in Charleston, S.C. with a rapidly expanding nationwide footprint, has announced a strategic investment in California-based Quantgene Inc. to accelerate…

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Scentsy establishing operations in York County

  February 18, 2021

More than $6 million investment will create over 200 new jobs in the first year Scentsy, a scented product distributor, today announced plans to establish operations in York County. The…

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First Community Bank names J. Ted Nissen President

  February 18, 2021

The First Community Bank Board of Directors announced today that Ted Nissen, Chief Banking Officer and Executive Vice President, has been named President, a newly established role. He will work…

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TTI Floor Care North America establishing operations in Spartanburg County

  February 16, 2021

$93 million investment will create 134 new jobs TTI Floor Care North America, a leading floor care company, has announced plans to establish a new distribution center in Spartanburg County.…

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Pozyx opens office in Greenville to support U.S. growth

  February 10, 2021

POZYX, pioneers in accurate positioning solutions with ultra-wideband (UWB), is opening a dedicated U.S. office to support its growth in North-America. With a physical presence in Greenville, South Carolina, Pozyx…

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Generac Power Systems, Inc. establishing operations in Edgefield County

  February 10, 2021

Generac Power Systems, Inc., a leading global power and energy technology company serving the residential, commercial and industrial markets, today announced plans to establish operations in Edgefield County. The company’s…

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Gov. Henry McMaster removes State Accident Fund Director

  February 9, 2021

Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2021-09, removing Amy V. Cofield from the office of Director of the State Accident Fund, effective immediately. In addition, the governor has formally requested…

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FUEL promotes Meredith Kinsey to president and COO

  February 4, 2021

FUEL, a Greenville-based marketing agency specializing in branding and marketing solutions, recently announced the promotion of Meredith Kinsey to president and COO effective immediately. Warren Griffith will continue as CEO.…

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McMaster, UofSC announce statewide cyber plan

  February 4, 2021

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen announced on Thursday (Feb. 4) an effort to develop a statewide cyber ecosystem— the first step…

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South Carolinians aged 65 and older can schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning Monday, February 8

  February 3, 2021

Find a location accepting vaccine appointments near you at scdhec.gov/vaxlocator Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced that beginning Monday, February 8, any…

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Ray-Mont Logistics establishing operations in Charleston County

  January 29, 2021

More than $16 million investment will create 85 new jobs Ray-Mont Logistics, a fully integrated logistics company, today announced plans to establish operations in Charleston County. The more than $16…

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House Committee passes $208M COVID vaccine relief bill

  January 25, 2021

Today, the House Ways and Means Committee unanimously passed a proposal to allocate $208 million for COVID vaccine relief. The proposal now heads to the full House of Representatives for…

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Santee Cooper Board approves Turka settlement

  January 25, 2021

The Santee Cooper Board of Directors today approved a settlement agreement in the case of Murray C. Turka et al v. South Carolina Public Service Authority et al. The agreement…

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2021 State of the State Address, Governor Henry McMaster

  January 13, 2021

State of the State Address As Prepared for Delivery Wednesday, January 13, 2021 The State House, Columbia, S.C. Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, my…

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Kevin Crittendon named President of GreenWood, Inc.

  January 13, 2021

GreenWood, Inc., an integrated maintenance, construction and workforce solutions provider, announces that Kevin Crittendon has been named President of the company. In this key leadership role, Kevin is responsible for…

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VentureSouth portfolio company to go public

  January 13, 2021

VentureSouth announced that its portfolio company Proterra, a leading commercial electric vehicle technology company with manufacturing operations in South Carolina, will become publicly listed through a merger with special purpose…

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Santee Cooper issues 2020 progress update

  January 11, 2021

Santee Cooper has made significant progress in our efforts to boost accountability, pay down debt, return money to customers and deliver leaner, greener energy. Those efforts are detailed in our…

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