Resiliency in 2020: celebrating a year of success in the Central SC Region

March 4, 2021

Despite the challenges that the 2020 year presented, the Central SC Region flourished with an abundance of announcements and initiatives that generated one of the most successful years witnessed by regional members.

South Carolina to Move to Phase 1b of COVID-19 Vaccination Plan on March 8, 2021

March 2, 2021

Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today that South Carolina will advance to Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning Monday, March 8.

OCSD, OCtech sign education agreement; Orangeburg Advanced College to offer new opportunities

February 18, 2021

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and Orangeburg County School District have partnered to launch a new program to help 9th to 12th graders achieve associate degrees before graduating high school.

Pharmacy-Lite Prescription Packaging Ribbon Cutting

February 18, 2021

With it's second manufacturing facility up and running in Winnsboro, Fairfield County, SC, Pharmacy-Lite Prescription Packaging is producing containers for independent and community pharmacies around the nation.

Richland Two students print face shields, design cameras to aid pandemic learning

February 11, 2021

"Filled with 3D printers and meant as a place for aspiring engineers and computer designers to hone their skills, the high-tech space has become a mini assembly line for pandemic-related equipment, churning out face shields, mask supports and special cameras for teachers to assist with virtual learning."

UofSC, industry partners develop pharmacy manufacturing technology

February 4, 2021

Researchers and students from the University of South Carolina are collaborating with industry partners to develop an innovative system that will greatly improve pharmaceutical manufacturing. The new automated system will help Columbia-based company Nephron Pharmaceuticals solve one of the industry’s toughest problems.

QuaLex Manufacturing, LLC expanding operations in Fairfield County

February 4, 2021

$2 million investment will create 60 new jobs

UofSC to lead statewide cyber effort

February 4, 2021

South Carolina's Governor and flagship university, University of South Carolina, have announced a new effort to develop a statewide cyber ecosystem.

Columbia vertical farm uses technology to cut plastic pollution and boost sustainability

February 1, 2021

Indoor hydroponic container farming company Vertical Roots is growing produce and environmental awareness.

2020 Capital Investments in the Central SC Region made up over 25% of investments in S.C.

January 28, 2021

The member counties and city of the Central SC Region experienced a bountiful 2020 with capital investments from new and existing industry.

Irmo biotechnology company receives $900,000 grant

January 26, 2021

"Integrated Micro-Chromatography Systems Inc., an Irmo-based biotechnology company known for developing recombinant proteins and enzymes, has been awarded a $900,000 Small Business Innovation Research Fast-Track grant from the National Institutes of Health."

Rhino Medical Supply fulfilling PPE niche | VIDEO

January 25, 2021

"COVID-19 created a path to that goal. The soaring need for PPE, including the masks and gowns that Rhino specializes in procuring, made it easier for suppliers and distributors to reach out to one another."