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Best States for Manufacturing in 2022

South Carolina ranked #1 among Site Selection Group's 2022 Best States for Manufacturing. Continue reading

2022 Top States for Doing Business Provide an Environment for Business Growth

South Carolina ranked number three state in Area Development's Top States for Doing Business 2022. Continue reading

Develop Carolina fellowship earns federal apprenticeship designation

Develop Carolina, a software development fellowship spearheaded by S.C. Commerce, Build Carolina and Apprenticeship Carolina, announced that the program is officially a registered apprenticeship with the United States Department of Labor.  Continue reading

Trident Technical College President Participates in White House Event to Launch Apprenticeship Ambassador Initiative

Trident Technical College President Mary Thornley participated in a White House event in Washington, D.C., Sept. 1 to help launch a new national Apprenticeship Ambassador Initiative. Thornley represented the nation’s community colleges during a panel discussion on expanding apprenticeship opportunities. Continue reading

SC cities are bringing more people to the state supporting economic development, job growth

As of July 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau reported South Carolina’s population of 5.19 million was 1.4 percent higher than the previous year, and the metropolitan centers accounted for much of the growth. Continue reading

Company investing $200 million over the next five years

Nucor Corporation (Nucor), one of the largest manufacturers of steel and steel products in North America, announced plans to expand operations in Berkeley County. The company is investing $200 million over the next five years. Continue reading

Ichor invests $1.5M in Charleston bioscience company

Ichor Life Sciences, a preclinical contract research organization, plans to invest $1.5 million in MitoChem Therapeutics of Charleston. Continue reading

Frampton Construction completes transload facility for TradePort Logistics

The construction of TradePort Logistics' new 130-door, 89,000-square-foot transload facility was completed by Frampton Construction. The site offers vital proximity to the Port of Charleston for the company’s transloading operation, which serves high-volume retailers focused on speed-to-market. Continue reading

Breeze Airways to launch nonstop flights from Charleston to Los Angeles and Phoenix

Breeze Airways will launch a new transcontinental route between Charleston and Los Angeles and another between Charleston and Phoenix in the fall, bringing its number of destinations across the U.S. from the Lowcountry to 21. Continue reading

Ingevity Corp. spends $385M, buys dual companies and invests in another

Ingevity Corp. of North Charleston is buying two companies in a $325 million cash transaction and investing $60 million to acquire an equity stake in another. Continue reading
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