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Defense Engineering Services Expanding Charleston County Operations

Defense Engineering Services (DES) is expanding its Charleston County operations with a $2.5 million investment, creating 45 new jobs, to accommodate manufacturing space for large-scale projects and add manufacturing capabilities to its prototype and low-rate initial production (LRIP) shop. Continue reading

Volkswagen Makes U.S. Inroads Through Investment In South Carolina

Volkswagen is increasing its investment in the United States, specifically in South Carolina, by building a new plant to produce electric vehicles, creating jobs, and contributing to the growth of the local economy. Continue reading

Scout Boats Expanding Dorchester County Operations

Scout Boats, a leading luxury boat manufacturer, announced plans to expand its Dorchester County operations with a new, $10 million investment. Continue reading

Mount Pleasant to add a new business-building center

In a collaboration between the Harbor Entrepreneur Center in Charleston, the SC Research Authority, and the Town of Mount Pleasant, the Mount Pleasant Harbor Entrepreneur Center will feature 18 offices available for rent, tentatively starting May 1. Continue reading

Logistics company investing $9.4M to expand North Charleston operations

Global logistics company Neal Brothers Charleston Inc. will invest $9.48 million to expand its existing operations in Charleston County, creating 10 new jobs in the first year. Continue reading

Spirit Air to add 4th destination from Charleston as flights begin to 3 cities April 5

Spirit Airlines launched daily service flights on April 5, 2023, to three cities from Charleston, SC to Fort Lauderdale, Philadelphia, and Newark, N.J. Continue reading

Breeze Airways announces new nonstop flight out of Charleston

Breeze Airways has announced a new nonstop destination from Charleston, South Carolina to Charleston, West Virginia beginning May 31, 2023. Continue reading

Tri-County economy ahead of the curve

With a current metro civilian workforce of 409,000 that’s growing three times faster than the national level, the Charleston region is poised to only continue attracting preeminent professionals both on a national level and globally. Continue reading

Metals company coming to state with Berkeley County location

ZEB Metals, a company that buys and trades non-ferrous scrap and also recycles metals and other material, will establish its first South Carolina operations with a location in Berkeley County. Continue reading

Hi Mark Capital Announces Equity Investment from Bank of America

Hi Mark Capital, the first majority Black-owned venture capital firm founded in South Carolina, has received an equity investment from Bank of America as part of the company’s commitment to address the persistent gap in access to growth capital for women and minority-led businesses. Continue reading
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