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 »
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 »
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 »
Healthcare US Co., Ltd., a venture of China-based Healthcare Co., Ltd., today announced plans to establish new operations in Fairfield County.
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 »
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 »
By Ken Elkins – Senior Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal A South Carolina county just to the south of the Charlotte region is prepping to attract an auto assembly plant or some other 2,000-job employer to an industrial site along Interstate 77. Fairfield County has bought about 1,000 acres and wants to pitch it to… Continue Reading »
The addition of a new member county and development of an industrial megasite were highlighted at the South Carolina I-77 Alliance’s Fourth Annual Economic Development Summit held Thursday, August 16, at the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg, SC. “Lancaster County’s decision to join us this year changes our geography but doesn’t change who we are…. Continue Reading »
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.
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.