job creation

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 »

Miwon Specialty Chemical is locating new operations in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. USA, a specialty chemical manufacturer of raw materials and subsidiary of Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. Ltd., today announced plans to locate new production operations in Richland County. The company’s $19.5 million investment is projected to create 25 new jobs. Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. Ltd., based in South Korea,… 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 »

ServiceMac locating new operations in Lancaster County, creating approximately 1,000 new jobs

ServiceMac, a mortgage subservicing company, today announced plans to locate new operations in Lancaster County.

Owens Corning establishes new operations in Richland County

Owens Corning, a developer and producer of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites, has acquired an existing manufacturing facility in Blythewood, S.C.

Healthcare US Co., Ltd. launching new Fairfield County operations

Healthcare US Co., Ltd., a venture of China-based Healthcare Co., Ltd., today announced plans to establish new operations in Fairfield County.

Richland County: Young, Educated and On The Move

The South Carolina I-77 Alliance comprises the economic development leaders in five counties that have come together to jointly promote and highlight the unique business and manufacturing opportunities that exist from Charlotte to Columbia. Each of those counties — York, Chester, Lancaster, Fairfield and Richland — are unique, offering their own mix of attributes that… Continue Reading »

Linde Hydraulics Corporation establishing new facility in York County

Linde Hydraulics Corporation, a global manufacturer of hydraulic and electronic drive systems, today announced plans to locate new production operations in York County.

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