South Carolina maintains recognition as a "Top State for Doing Business"

September 3, 2020

South Carolina, again, places among the "Top States for Doing Business" in Area Development's annual analysis.

Columbia, SC named the "Coolest Up-and-Coming City"

September 1, 2020

South Carolina's capital city, Columbia, is where dreamers come to bring their big ideas to fruition and business flourishes among a bustling, progressive atmosphere.

International Paper Reaffirms 10-Year Plan to Ensure Safe and Reliable Operations at Eastover, S.C. Mill

September 1, 2020

International Paper Company, a global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products, plans to invest $175 million over the next 10 years to support cost efficiency, environmental and planned maintenance initiatives that ensure safe and reliable operations at its Eastover, S.C. Mill.

Kershaw County Hires Jeff Burgess as Economic Development Director

August 28, 2020

Kershaw County has announced the hiring of Jeff Burgess as the County’s new Economic Development Director. A resident of Kershaw County, Burgess’ economic development background has been rooted in South Carolina since 1997 working for The South Carolina Department of Commerce.

How a village of scientists created better testing for COVID-19

August 23, 2020

Researchers at South Carolina collaborated with colleagues across the country to make a faster surveillance test.

Loctek establishing operations in Clarendon County

August 19, 2020

$5 million investment will create 10 new jobs

KRA Operations, LLC establishing operations in Newberry County

August 18, 2020

KRA Operations, LLC, a subsidiary of South Korean-based Kirin Precision Co., Ltd, is establishing its first U.S. operations in Newberry County. The company's $11.5 million investment is projected to create 57 new jobs.

$70M development announced for 601; dining, retail, lodging, entertainment, more planned next to OCtech

August 18, 2020

"People want to come to an area that has things for their family," Middleton said. "Work is certainly number one and is high on the list, but families and children must have things to do and, as a development commission, these kinds of projects make our jobs easier because quality of life is high on the list. We’ve got to have these kinds of things to attract industry.”

Pharmaceutical company creates lab for on-site rapid COVID-19 testing

August 12, 2020

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation in Lexington, SC, is dispatching mobile clinical labs to help in the fight against COVID-19.

What is the Reshoring Effect?

August 12, 2020

COVID-19 has brought new challenges to manufacturers across the country. It has devastated some and increased business for others. In this week’s blog, we explain what the “reshoring effect” is and how it may impact Fairfield County.

Solar farm now online; Bowman project will power nearly 15,000 homes

August 12, 2020

One of the largest solar projects to date in South Carolina, the Bowman solar project is now online in Orangeburg County, SC.

FDA approves the Guardian Needle, a solution for reducing accidental needle sticks

August 7, 2020

FDA grants approval of Guardian Needle under production at Rhythmlink International LLC, headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. The product is the result of a collaborative project between the medical devices manufacturer, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences (ZIAN).