USC Columbia Technology Incubator receives $200,000 scholarship grant from Truist

October 25, 2021

"The USC Columbia Technology Incubator announced Monday (Oct. 25) a $200,000 grant... to provide funding for scholarships and training programs that will support the future information technology (IT) workforce in South Carolina."

SC face-shield maker seeks post-COVID future after ranking among nation’s fastest growing

October 24, 2021

"Even as sales [for masks] continue, the company is refocusing on its core business, telling manufacturers that its success in speedy production can be replicated."

Michelin North America, Inc., invests $30,000 in Lexington One Educational Foundation for district’s VEX robotics teams

October 20, 2021

"This recent gift solidifies a six-year, $60,000 investment that Michelin North America, Inc., and the Lexington, SC site will have made in the Educational Foundation to support robotics education in Lexington District One."

Resiliency and Continued Commitment

October 19, 2021

Central SC Thought Leader article contributed by Bank of America

Mapquest co-founder bolstering Columbia’s startup tech industry ‘to form something big’

October 12, 2021

"Heivly’s consulting is part of a larger effort by the city and counties to expand their economic development focus beyond just traditional manufacturing to include technology firms."

S.C. Gateway park, formerly Jafza, now 'under construction'

October 10, 2021

"It’s been 13 years since Dubai World, parent company of Jafza International, said it was considering Orangeburg County for a $600-700 million logistics, manufacturing and distribution center."

New centers to help S.C. businesses procure military contracts

October 8, 2021

"S.C. businesses have a new resource to help procure military contacts and subcontracts with the U.S. Department of Defense as well as federal, state and local governments."

Sea Pro Boats, LLC expanding operations in Newberry County, SC

October 5, 2021

$3.7 Million investment will create 50 new jobs

Nelson Lindsay selected as new President & CEO for the Central SC Alliance

October 4, 2021

24-year economic development veteran brings breadth of knowledge to regional alliance

UofSC secures funds to establish new investment in SC tech startups

October 1, 2021

"South Carolina is one of only 17 organizations in the nation and the first higher education institution in the state’s history to be awarded the grant, which aims to increase access to capital in communities where risk capital is in short supply."

Central SC Alliance launches new tool to attract and retain skilled talent

September 23, 2021

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is excited to unveil a new tool to connect skilled workers and local employers. Start Central is a comprehensive website where individuals from inside and outside the Central SC Region can search for job opportunities, access resources on training programs to boost their skills, and learn about the benefits of living in the Region.

The Home Depot expands supply chain operations across SC, including in Lexington County

September 23, 2021

Combined expansion will create nearly 100 new jobs