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South Carolina's County Competitiveness Report

May 18, 2017

On March 2, 2016, then South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley established the Local Government Competitiveness Council. The Executive Order establishing the Council required that the Council consist of business leaders with expertise in the areas of workforce, infrastructure and taxes. The purpose of the Council is to analyze factors and criteria that impact South Carolina counties’ abilities to attract, retain and develop business and industry. The first step in the process was to d… read full story

York County Property Search Tool

May 15, 2017

Happy May! All across our great state, schools are celebrating the end of another great year and students, families, and businesses alike are turning an eye toward all that summer has to offer. As part of our own spring cleaning here at the SC I-77 Alliance, we have an exciting new addition to our site for users worldwide who are seeking property in York County. This property search tool, created in partnership with York County Economic Development, was born out of a mutual desire to b… read full story

Sustained Employment Growth

March 17, 2017

The I-77 region received fantastic news this month when the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that York County, SC had the strongest job growth from September 2015 – September 2016 among the 345 largest US counties, a clear signal of a healthy economy. Another indicator, Annual Average Growth Rate (AAGR), frames job growth through a larger context revealing what areas within our region have sustained job growth. For this research, we utilized 2010 – 2015 annual employment… read full story

Leadership South Carolina: A Conversation with David Williams of Williams & Fudge

January 19, 2017

Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with David Williams, President of Williams & Fudge, about his business and its role, not only in the wider business community of higher education billing and collections, but also right here in our area. Williams & Fudge does business with institutions of higher education across the United States, but their commitment to personalized service for their clients and borrowers, coupled with their dedication to our area, is proof positive tha… read full story

STEM Development Foundation to Host Second Annual Teen CEO Day on Nov. 10

November 4, 2016

The eighth grade might sound a bit early to start thinking about an eventual career, but later this week more than 2,500 students from the Chester, Lancaster and York County school districts will be doing exactly that at the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg.  On November 10, The STEM Development Foundation, with support from Chester Economic Development and the Chester, Lancaster and York County school districts, will hold its second Teen CEO Day, where eig… read full story

How Strong is your Region's Economy?

September 23, 2016

The Bureau of Economic Analysis, a division of the US Dept. of Commerce, recently released 2015 data for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for metropolitan areas (MSAs). While the I-77 Alliance region does not represent a single, unique metro area, York & Chester Counties fall into the Charlotte, NC MSA and Fairfield & Richland Counties are in the Columbia, SC MSA, being represented by these two provide a broad economic picture of our region. Click here to view the latest release… read full story

Six Area Companies Named to 2016 Inc. 5000

August 19, 2016

We are pleased to announce that six companies in our region were included on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. Congratulations to Movement Mortgage, McDonnell and Associates, SPAN Enterprises, Swampfox Technologies, Electric Guard Dog, and RhythmLink International! First on the list from our region is #1127, Movement Mortgage of Fort Mill, which provides loans for clients buying or refinancing homes and aims to facilitate the loan process in se… read full story

Speculative Buildings in York County

July 27, 2016

York County is home to a number of speculative buildings that would be perfect for a range of businesses looking to move or expand to the area. East York Spec Building Property Overview 40,000 square foot building 5.7 acres Pad expansion up to 80,000 square feet Zoned for industrial use On-site water, sewer, and natural gas   The East York Speculative Building provides easy access to the major interstates I-77 and I-85 as well as the Charlotte Douglas International Airp… read full story