News Releases

McMaster, Graham Laud SC I-77 Alliance as Example of State’s Successful Collaborations

August 22, 2017

The Honorable Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina, speaking at the Third Annual South Carolina I-77 Alliance Summit on August 16, 2017, in Richburg, SC. RICHBURG, S.C. - Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham highlighted the power of collaboration, connection and communication on Wednesday, August 16, at the South Carolina I-77 Alliance’s third annual Economic Development Summit, which was held at the Gateway Conference Center in Chester County. The key fede… read full story

New Workforce Study Available Online

May 25, 2017

Richburg, S.C. - Prospective employers, industrial recruiters, policy makers and site selectors who want to know more about the available talent in the SC I-77 region can now easily find up-to-date, detailed workforce data online. The South Carolina I-77 Alliance has released a first-of-its-kind report for the four-county region stretching from Charlotte to Columbia in the Palmetto State. The new Regional Workforce Study is an 84-page report that provides in-depth analysis of … read full story

I-77 Alliance Launches New Data Dashboard for Region

April 11, 2017

RICHBURG, SC - The South Carolina I-77 Alliance launched a new data dashboard for their four-county region, which provides research and data trends needed to make business and policy decisions for prospective employers, site selectors, and other economic development stakeholders. The new statistical dashboard at makes it easy to find current economic, demographic and workforce information sourced from official government data. The data, developed by Avalanche Consulting,… read full story

South Carolina I-77 Alliance Commences Regional Workforce Study

October 6, 2016

RICHBURG, SC - The South Carolina I-77 Alliance is set to commence the Workforce Alignment phase of their Regional Workforce Study by conducting roundtable interviews on October 11-12 with key employers, technical colleges, and economic developers in the four South Carolina counties served by Interstate 77. These interviews aim to identify gaps and challenges employers are facing, as well as critical training and skills needs, and gauge their experiences with the regional labor pool.… read full story

South Carolina I-77 Alliance Wins Economic Development Marketing Award

September 7, 2016

RICHBURG, SC - Just two years after its creation, the South Carolina I-77 Alliance has won a top award for one of the key elements of its economic development marketing. The Alliance’s printed brochures – which visually package demographic, labor force, education and other key data about the four-county corridor – won an “Excellent” award in the Communication Awards Competition of the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC). The South Carolina I-77 Al… read full story