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 »
The year just past turned out to be quite a success for industrial recruiting in the five counties comprising the South Carolina I-77 Alliance and sets the stage for more to come during 2021.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Call 4 Health, a provider of call center operations for healthcare facilities throughout the United States, today announced plans to establish new operations in Richland County. The company’s investment is projected to create 291 new jobs. Founded in 1997, Call 4 Health is a top-rated, complete communications business process outsourcing (BPO) provider for… Continue Reading »
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Xplor Boatworks, LLC, a specialty recreational boat designer and manufacturer, today announced plans to establish operations in Richland County. The company’s more than $3.4 million investment is projected to create 63 new jobs. Founded in 2017, Xplor Boatworks, LLC designs and manufactures specialty boats such as the X18 and the X24 Andros,… Continue Reading »
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Kemira, a global chemicals company, today announced plans to expand operations in Richland County, investing $20 million into the project. Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Finland, Kemira has more than 4,900 employees worldwide. The company utilizes chemistry to add optimal quality; functionality and strength to paper and board products; ensure the safety… Continue Reading »
A ready workforce, attractive lifestyle and, last but not least, more than 2,500 acres of new possibilities await industrial prospects at the southern end of the Palmetto State’s I-77 corridor as a new decade dawns. Those two counties — Richland and Fairfield — are now home to about 435,000 people and include the vibrant state… Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
Owens Corning, a developer and producer of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites, has acquired an existing manufacturing facility in Blythewood, S.C.
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 »