York County

Optimized Armor, Inc. establishing new operations in York County

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Optimized Armor, Inc., an industry-leading armor steel supplier, today announced plans to establish operations in York County. The more than $3.7 million investment is expected to create 100 new jobs. Founded in 2019, Optimized Armor, Inc. provides armored steel to a variety of industries, including defense and security, off-highway equipment manufacturers and transportation… 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 »

New-Indy Containerboard establishing operations in York County

CATAWBA, S.C. – New-Indy Containerboard, a manufacturer and supplier of recycled containerboard for the corrugated box industry, today announced plans to establish operations in York County at a recently-acquired pulp and paper mill facility. The company is investing $240 million in the project. Founded in 2012, New-Indy Containerboard uses 100% recycled fiber in its current manufacturing… Continue Reading »

Possibilities Unfold as a New Decade Dawns in York and Chester Counties

As the century turned, the northern end of South Carolina’s I-77 corridor was still seeing the shakeout of the end of textile’s domination of the regional economy. Twenty years later, as a new decade dawns, that transformation is complete, and while advanced textile manufacturers still have a presence here, the local manufacturing base has become… Continue Reading »

DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Inc. establishing operations in York County

ROCK HILL, S.C. – DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Inc., an interior construction company that uses technology for client-driven design and manufacturing, today announced plans to establish operations in York County. The $18.5 million investment is expected to create more than 100 jobs. The company uses its proprietary ICE® software to design, manufacture and install fully-customized interior environments. The… Continue Reading »

The “South Charlotte” Counties Enjoy Population Surge

As unemployment rates fall to the lowest levels in half a century, finding people to fill jobs is a growing challenge for employers. To meet that challenge, first you need people. That’s why job creators from industries in every sector can do well to consider the five counties that comprise the Interstate 77 corridor between… Continue Reading »

Back from JEC World 2019 And Ready to Help the Corridor Grow its Composites Presence

Written by David Swenson, Executive Director, York County Economic Development For this month’s blog, we’ve turned to our partner, David Swenson, Executive Director of York County Economic Development, to share his thoughts after attending the world’s largest gathering of composite materials manufacturers. My recent trip to France helped bring home to me how much we… 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 »

Eclipse Automation locating operations in York County

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Eclipse Automation, a provider of automated systems for a variety of industries, today announced plans to locate new operations in York County. The company’s $4.6 million investment is projected to create 90 new jobs over the next five years. Eclipse Automation is a leading supplier of custom automated manufacturing equipment for… 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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