News Releases

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 »

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 »

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