News Releases

LaserForm & Machine, Inc. expanding operations in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – LaserForm & Machine, Inc. (LaserForm & Machine), a metal fabrication and machine shop, today announced plans to expand operations in Richland County. The company is investing $5 million and creating 51 new jobs. LaserForm & Machine produces low- and high-volume quantities to meet customers’ needs. The company’s services include laser cutting, forming,… Continue Reading »

Steven Pearce Named New President & CEO of the South Carolina I-77 Alliance

Steven Pearce has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the South Carolina I-77 Alliance and will be responsible for directing the organization’s strategic economic development marketing efforts for the five-county corridor from Columbia to Charlotte. Pearce joins the Alliance with 12 years of economic development experience, most recently as Senior Vice… Continue Reading »

E. & J. Gallo Winery establishing a new East Coast facility in Chester County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster and the S.C. Department of Commerce today announced that E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo), a global wine and spirits company, will build a new state-of-the-art production facility and distribution center in Chester County to support future business growth and its long-term innovation plans. The $423 million investment will… Continue Reading »

Lancaster County, SC Approves Substantial Incentives to Bring Life-Saving Medical Products Manufacturing to the United States

LANCASTER, S.C. – The Lancaster County Council has unanimously approved a resolution introduced by the Lancaster County Department of Economic Development that the County hopes will begin to address the supply chain vulnerability of the nation’s life-saving medical products industry due to offshoring. The resolution provides the most aggressive business incentives ever offered by Lancaster… Continue Reading »

Lancaster County, South Carolina to Vote on Unprecedented Initiative for Life-Saving Medical Products Manufacturers

LANCASTER, S.C. – The Lancaster County Council and Lancaster County Department of Economic Development announced that a resolution is being introduced which county officials believe can begin to address the critical issue of the supply chain vulnerability of life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical devices/equipment (life-saving medical products) that exists due to many of these products being… 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 »

Boise Cascade expanding its Chester County operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC), one of the largest producers of engineered wood products and plywood in North America and a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of building products, is expanding its existing operations in Chester County. The company is investing an additional $17.5 million in the facility in a series of upgrade… Continue Reading »

Eastover Solar Launching Richland County Solar Project

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Eastover Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Energy, an experienced utility-scale solar project developer, today announced plans to construct a new solar farm in Richland County. The company is investing $80 million in the project. Designed to generate the equivalent electricity required to power approximately 18,000 homes, this new 73-megawatt solar project will… Continue Reading »

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 »

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