Fairfield County

Oldcastle APG establishing operations in Fairfield County

RIDGEWAY, S.C. – Oldcastle APG, a leading global manufacturer of outdoor living and building materials, today announced plans to establish operations in Fairfield County. The more than $25 million investment will create approximately 100 new jobs. Located at 355 Commerce Boulevard in Ridgeway, Oldcastle APG’s new, state-of-the-art facility will be the company’s fifth South Carolina… Continue Reading »

I-77 Region, Building Economic Resiliency Through Diversity and Specialization

As companies scour the United States searching for their next facility’s ideal site, dozens of variables are used to rank and eliminate prospective communities. Those making it to the short list are locations that can maximize return on investment (ROI) while minimizing risk. Certain variables, such as workforce, transportation access, and business costs are ubiquitous… Continue Reading »

The Data Does The Driving in 2020: A New Strategy Emerges

We’re going to let the data do the driving in 2020. You can call that our New Year’s resolution but it’s really the new strategic focus the South Carolina I-77 Alliance is adopting to identify and market to prospective new industries that could benefit from the advantages our five-county corridor offers. While still relying on… Continue Reading »

Sea Pro Boats, LLC expanding operations in Fairfield County

WINNSBORO, S.C. – Sea Pro Boats, LLC, a saltwater fishing boat manufacturer, today announced plans to expand operations in Fairfield County. The more than $3 million investment is expected to create 135 new jobs. For more than 30 years, the company has manufactured center console fishing boats. The Fairfield County facility, located at 396 State… Continue Reading »

Pharmacy-Lite Packaging establishing operations in Fairfield County

WINNSBORO, S.C. – Pharmacy-Lite Packaging, a division of Pacific Management Holdings, LLC, today announced plans to establish operations in Fairfield County. The company’s $2.9 million investment is expected to create 33 new jobs. A family-owned business based in the U.S., Pharmacy-Lite Packaging manufactures streamlined vial systems for prescription drugs. The company’s innovative packaging features fewer… Continue Reading »

New Sites Help Fairfield, Richland Counties Anchor a Promising New Decade

A ready workforce, attractive lifestyle and, last but not least, more than 2,500 acres of new possibilities await industrial prospects at the southern end of the Palmetto State’s I-77 corridor as a new decade dawns. Those two counties — Richland and Fairfield — are now home to about 435,000 people and include the vibrant state… Continue Reading »

Fairfield County Announces New Staff

Winnsboro, S.C. – Fairfield County would like to welcome Sam Hodges to the Fairfield County Economic Development Team as a Project Manager. Sam is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he majored in Advertising, minored in Sport and Entertainment and received a Business Cognate. Prior to accepting the position with Fairfield County,… Continue Reading »

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 »

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