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NIWC Atlantic Looks to Accelerate Innovation, Signs Partnership with ‘SC Competes’

The Palmetto Tech Bridge (PTB) announced a partnership on Dec. 2 with the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness (SC Competes) intended to increase economic competitiveness in the state and support innovation ecosystems that help develop critical capabilities for the warfighter. Continue reading

United Airlines orders 100 Dreamliners with option for 100 more

United Airlines has ordered 100 new Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a contract with an option to add 100 more — the largest widebody aircraft order by a U.S. carrier in commercial aviation history, according to the company. Continue reading

Redwood Materials Establishing Operations in Berkeley County with Largest Economic Development Announcement in State History

Redwood Materials, a producer of anode and cathode battery components for electric vehicles headquartered in Carson City, Nevada, and founded by Tesla’s former Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder JB Straubel, announced plans to establish operations in Berkeley County. The company’s $3.5 billion investment, which marks the largest economic development announcement in the history of South Carolina, will create 1,500 new jobs. Continue reading

South Carolina, United Kingdom announce intentions to bolster trade relations

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster met with United Kingdom officials to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) announcing the intent to increase future UK trade with the US. South Carolina is the third state to sign an MoU with the U.K. Continue reading

Charleston has deepest harbor on East Coast at 52 feet

Charleston Harbor is now the deepest harbor on the East Coast at 52 feet. SC Ports can handle the record cargo volumes and mega container ships calling on the Port of Charleston. Continue reading

New Roper Hospital Medical Campus to be “paradigm for providing healthcare”

Roper St. Francis Healthcare will make an unprecedented investment in Lowcountry patients by building a new Roper Hospital Medical Campus in North Charleston. The $1 billion project will be one of the largest, most advanced healthcare construction projects on the East Coast and will meet the healthcare needs of one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Continue reading

Metal Trades, Inc. expanding operations in Charleston County

Metal Trades, Inc., a family-owned steel and metal manufacturer, announced plans to expand its operations in Charleston County. The company’s $14.4 million investment will create 64 new jobs. Continue reading

KION North America Expanding Operations in Dorchester County

KION North America announced plans to expand operations in Dorchester County. The company’s estimated $40 million investment will create approximately 450 new jobs. Continue reading

ZELTWANGER LP Expanding Operations in Charleston County

ZELTWANGER LP, a German innovative machine technology company, announced plans to expand its operations in Charleston County. The company’s $12.5 million investment will create 24 new jobs. Continue reading

Atlanta-based tech firm to expand its SC footprint in Santee Cooper land deal

DC Blox, an Atlanta technology firm, plans to purchase 27 acres in Camp Hall Commerce Park in Berkeley County for about $4.2 million from Santee Cooper. The firm plans to develop and operate a data center and related facilities at the site in the nearly 7,000-acre industrial park. Continue reading
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