Season's Greetings from the Central SC Region

December 14, 2020

As the 2020 year comes to a close, we wish you the happiest of holiday seasons from the #HeartofSC.

Belk investing in upgrades at Richland County Distribution Center

December 10, 2020

Belk, the nation’s largest private department store chain, will invest $2.5 million over the next five years to make improvements to its distribution center in Richland County, SC.

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. expanding operations in Richland County, SC

December 9, 2020

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi), a global leading supplier of ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UV LEDs), today announced plans to expand operations in Richland County. The $55 million investment will create 40 new jobs.

‘Create Opportunity Columbia’ Workforce Development Initiative Launches with Midlands Technical College

December 9, 2020

Richland County is investing in an innovative training and recruiting program creating a talent pipeline to increase the number and diversity of software engineers to meet local demand in the area’s growing technology industry. The public-private partnership aims to cultivate a pipeline of in-demand software engineers through screening, training and employment.

Allied Air Enterprises, Inc. expanding operations in Orangeburg County, SC

December 9, 2020

Allied Air Enterprises, Inc., a subsidiary of Lennox International, Inc., today announced plans to expand operations in Orangeburg County, SC. The more than $35.7 million investment will create 20 new jobs.

How Columbia lured in White Claw brewery and canning plant

November 29, 2020

When the brewers of White Claw hard seltzer landed at the Columbia airport in August, they boarded a bus and were handed laptops. Richland County’s largest and fastest-paced sales pitch in recent history was about to begin.

803 Industrial Park coming to Lexington County, SC

November 25, 2020

A new industrial park that will provide nearly one million square feet of space has just been announced in Lexington County, while ground breaking for Building One, a 204,120 square foot speculative building, is planned for early 2021.

TIME announces "The Best Inventions of 2020"; Van Robotics' ABii named among 100 companies

November 20, 2020

Van Robotics' robot tutor, ABii, has been named among TIME’s Best Inventions of 2020

Columbia pharmaceutical firm to help rollout COVID-19 vaccine

November 20, 2020

Ritedose will partner with ApiJet as part of the federal government’s Operation Warp Speed to fill up to 45 million doses per month of vaccines.

Victory Boats celebrates new facility in Winnsboro, SC with ribbon cutting

November 19, 2020

Victory Boats, a sister company to Sea Pro Boats, held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Winnsboro, SC location.

Construction on the new White Claw Seltzer plant to begin soon

November 11, 2020

Mark Anthony Brewing, Inc.'s state-of-the-art Richland County, SC facility will begin construction soon and is anticipated to be operational by Summer 2021 for production of White Claw Hard Seltzer and other products.

Mark Anthony Brewing building $400 million state-of-the-art facility in Richland County, SC to keep up with explosive demand for White Claw Hard Seltzer

November 10, 2020

Mark Anthony Brewing, producer of popular beverage products White Claw Hard Seltzer, Mike's Hard Lemonade, Mike's Harder Lemonade and Cayman Jack Cocktails, plans to build a new state-of-the-art brewery and production facility in Richland County, SC. The company’s $400 million investment will create 300 new jobs and represents one the largest economic investments in Richland County history. This will be one of the largest breweries built in the U.S. in over 25 years.