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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 »

Final Four: Bottom-Line Answers About Workforce Readiness in the S.C. I-77 Corridor

Alliance President & CEO Rich Fletcher answers four fundamental questions about what the I-77 region has to offer new and existing companies and current and potential new residents. They begin and end with communication and collaboration around shared goals and values.

Leveraging the Ingenuity of Engenuity

One of our goals at the I-77 Alliance this year is to further leverage partnerships, including sharing the knowledge and expertise of other organizations that are trying to accomplish the same things in our four counties and across the state.

In that spirit, we’d like to call your attention to the 2017 Competitiveness Report from Engenuity SC, a Columbia-based economic development non-profit that works to enhance competitiveness and prosperity in the Midlands of South Carolina.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead in the Corridor

Here at the South Carolina I-77 Alliance we’re looking for another productive, even exciting, year showing prospective new employers why the four counties from Charlotte to Columbia are great places to invest and grow.

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