economic development

M. Ann Broadwater Takes the Economic Development Helm for Fairfield County

M. Ann Broadwater has big plans in her new role as Economic Development Director for Fairfield County, and she has the connections and experience to successfully execute on her county’s ambitious goals. Broadwater assumed the post in August with 25 years of experience that includes key development and investor relations roles statewide with the S.C…. Continue Reading »

The S.C. I-77 Region Responds to Change By Staying the Course

The more things change, the more they stay the same. That old saying holds true for the S.C. I-77 Alliance and the five counties we serve between Charlotte and Columbia. Despite high fuelprices, high inflation, and lingering supply chain issues that are roiling the global economy, weremain an ideal location to start a new enterprise,… Continue Reading »

Nutramax Laboratories expanding operations in Lancaster County

INDIAN LAND, S.C. – Nutramax Laboratories, an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of nutritional supplement products for people and pets, today announced plans to expand operations in Lancaster County. The company’s $30 million investment will create ­­­­approximately 200 new jobs. For 30 years, Nutramax Laboratories has been researching and developing high-quality nutritional supplement products. In 2010, the… Continue Reading »

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 »

How Joining the Alliance Makes You a Partner in Economic Progress

As the saying goes, we live in interesting times. While change is a constant, the kind of change certainly is not. The unique mix of rising interest rates and inflation, supply change disruption, and pandemic recovery creates unprecedented challenges for private and public stakeholders alike in the realm of economic recruitment and development. Yet where… Continue Reading »

FROMM Group expanding its U.S. Strapping Company, Inc. division in Lancaster County

LANCASTER, SC – U.S. Strapping Company, Inc., a division of FROMM Group, today announced plans to expand its operations in Lancaster County. The company’s $34.6 million investment will create 63 new jobs. Established in 1947 and headquartered in Switzerland, FROMM Group is a market-leading manufacturer with years of experience in the development, sales and service… Continue Reading »

Samuel Packaging Systems Group expanding operations in York County

FORT MILL, SC – Samuel Packaging Systems Group, a division of Samuel, Son & Co. (USA) Inc., today announced plans to expand operations in York County. The company’s $11.5 million investment will create an estimated 20 new jobs.  Samuel Packaging Systems Group is a complete, single-source supplier for clients’ packaging and unitizing needs. The company… Continue Reading »

The I-77 Corridor is a Solution for Supply Chain Issues for Gallo and More

E. & J. Gallo Winery’s decision to invest $423 million in Chester County for the company’s first production and distribution facility outside its California home base is a major commitment that also signals opportunity for other new and expanding companies in the I-77 Corridor. The world’s largest winery and spirits company said the new location… Continue Reading »

E. & J. Gallo Winery Project in Chester County Nationally Recognized

[CHESTER COUNTY, S.C., January 13, 2022] – The E. & J. Gallo project in Chester County, which is of regional significance to the entire Catawba region, was recently recognized by two national publications.  Trade & Industry Development awarded the project a CiCi Award and Business Facilities honored the project with a Deal of the Year… Continue Reading »

Chief Buildings establishing operations in Lancaster County

LANCASTER, S.C. – Chief Buildings, a subsidiary of Chief Industries, Inc. and a premier metal building system manufacturer, today announced plans to establish operations in Lancaster County. The company’s $22.1 million investment will create 102 new jobs over the next five years. Founded in 1966, Chief Buildings is a nationwide leader in low-rise, non-residential metal… Continue Reading »

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