Blog Posts

New Labor Study Confirms Region’s Workforce Strengthened by Charlotte and Columbia

The South Carolina I-77 Alliance is excited to announce the release of our new regional workforce study, a broad, in-depth look at the labor pool and demographic advantages available to companies considering initial or expanded investment in the five-county corridor between Columbia and Charlotte. The study —Regional Workforce Study for the SC I-77 Alliance —… Continue Reading »

Fairfield County: The Year of the I-77 International Megasite

Ty Davenport, Director of Fairfield County Economic Development, has a lead role in finding a buyer for the I-77 International Megasite. Most of the infrastructure is now in place and marketing has begun for this 1,500-acre property just off I-77 about 20 miles north of Columbia and 60 miles south of Charlotte. The site plan… Continue Reading »

A Successful 2018, A Promising 2019: The I-77 Alliance Continues to Grow With the Corridor

We lead off our 2019 series of monthly blogs with our confidence that the five counties served by the South Carolina I-77 Alliance will see another strong year of industrial and business announcements and growth. At the Alliance itself, we’ll also continue to build out our ability to effectively market the I-77 corridor to domestic… Continue Reading »

Two Counties in I-77 Region Top Performers for Talent Attraction

Economic development is saturated with accolades and rankings. Best quality of life, Top states for business, Where are millennials moving…the list is seemingly endless with new content hitting feeds and inboxes every day. The exponential growth rate of this content, exaggerated by media companies recognizing the clicks, shares, and page views these rankings generate, creates… Continue Reading »

Lancaster County: Growing Fast And Preparing For More

The South Carolina I-77 Alliance comprises the economic development leaders in five counties that have come together to jointly promote and highlight the unique business and manufacturing opportunities that exist from Charlotte to Columbia. Each of those counties — York, Chester, Lancaster, Fairfield and Richland — are unique, offering their own mix of attributes that… Continue Reading »

Richland County: Young, Educated and On The Move

The South Carolina I-77 Alliance comprises the economic development leaders in five counties that have come together to jointly promote and highlight the unique business and manufacturing opportunities that exist from Charlotte to Columbia. Each of those counties — York, Chester, Lancaster, Fairfield and Richland — are unique, offering their own mix of attributes that… Continue Reading »

Fairfield County: Ideally Located in The Middle of It All

The South Carolina I-77 Alliance comprises the economic development leaders in five counties that have come together to jointly promote and highlight the unique business and manufacturing opportunities that exist from Charlotte to Columbia. Each of those counties — York, Fairfield, Lancaster, Chester and Richland — also are unique, offering their own mix of attributes… Continue Reading »

Chester County: You Can Still See the Stars at Night

The South Carolina I-77 Alliance comprises the economic development leaders in five counties that have come together to jointly promote and highlight the unique business and manufacturing opportunities that exist from Charlotte to Columbia. Each of those counties — York, Chester, Lancaster, Fairfield and Richland — also are unique, offering their own mix of attributes… Continue Reading »

York County Leverages the Best of Urban, Suburban and Rural

The South Carolina I-77 Alliance comprises the economic development leaders in four counties that have come together to jointly promote and highlight the unique business and manufacturing opportunities that exist from Charlotte to Columbia. Each of those counties — York, Chester, Fairfield and Richland — also are unique, offering their own mix of attributes that… Continue Reading »

Five Where There Were Four: Lancaster County A Natural Addition

The addition of Lancaster County to the South Carolina I-77 Alliance is a welcome development for multiple reasons. When the move becomes official on July 1, there no longer will be a county in South Carolina that is not a member of an alliance such as ours. Lancaster County’s inclusion also means the Alliance now… Continue Reading »

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