News Releases

Introducing the I-77 International Megasite

The  I-77 International Megasite is now ready to be claimed by a major manufacturer that can bring 2,000 jobs or more to the property along Interstate 77 just north of Columbia, SC, and an hour south of Charlotte, NC. The 1,500-acre site was acquired recently by Fairfield County in partnership with the S.C. Department of Commerce and… Continue Reading »

ShayoNano USA, Inc. launching new Chester County operations

COLUMBIA, SC – ShayoNano USA, Inc., an innovative developer of advanced materials, today announced plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Chester County. The company’s $14.7 million capital investment is projected to bring approximately 40 new jobs to the community. ShayoNano is a manufacturer and provider of nanomaterials, such as synthesizing additives that improve… Continue Reading »

SC I-77 Alliance Summit Touts Lancaster County as New Member, I-77 International Megasite in Fairfield County

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 »

Lancaster County Joins South Carolina I-77 Alliance

Lancaster County will be joining the South Carolina I-77 Alliance, the public-private partnership that promotes business and industrial opportunities in the corridor from Charlotte to Columbia.

Charter NEX Films establishing new Richland County manufacturing operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Charter NEX Films is locating new specialty film manufacturing operations in Richland County. The project is expected to bring $85 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of more than 110 new jobs. Charter NEX Films is one of North America’s leading independent producers of high-performance specialty films used in… Continue Reading »

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

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 federal lawmaker and the state’s chief executive pointed… Continue Reading »

New Workforce Study Available Online

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… Continue Reading »

I-77 Alliance Launches New Data Dashboard for Region

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 I77Alliance.com makes it easy to find current economic, demographic and… Continue Reading »

South Carolina I-77 Alliance Commences Regional Workforce Study

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… Continue Reading »

South Carolina I-77 Alliance Wins Economic Development Marketing Award

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… Continue Reading »

Dig Deeper into the Numbers. Visit the Economic Data Center