Recently, when the New York Times profiled a report from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on revamped job-growth projections in a post-pandemic landscape, we took that opportunity to review what those numbers say about economic prospects here in the five counties comprising the South Carolina I-77 Region. As it turns out, the sectors… Continue Reading »
What a difference a decade can make. When the Great Recession hit, Lancaster County was already reeling from the loss of Springs Industries and its thousands of textile jobs that had sustained generations of local families. Unemployment skyrocketed and income levels dropped to among the lowest in the state. “We had become a poster child… Continue Reading »
ServiceMac, a mortgage subservicing company, today announced plans to locate new operations in Lancaster County.
The addition of Lancaster County to the South Carolina I-77 Alliance is a welcome development for multiple reasons. When the move becomes official on July 1, there no longer will be a county in South Carolina that is not a member of an alliance such as ours. Lancaster County’s inclusion also means the Alliance now… Continue Reading »