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  • Travel Oregon and Discover South Carolina Partner for Major Eclipse Event

    August 18, 2017

    To celebrate, recognize and forever remember the beginning and the end of this once-in-a-lifetime event, the two organizations want viewers to share their experiences before, during and after the eclipse.

  • Darlington Raceway’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 Race Weekend Going Green Again

    August 17, 2017

    President Kerry Tharp - “Darlington Raceway takes great pride in being a facility that is powered by renewable energy. We appreciate our strong relationship with our electric providers and look forward putting on a great race weekend for our fans.”

  • AT&T Awards $7,500 to ATC Foundation for Early College Program

    August 16, 2017

    Ike Byrd, Regional Director of External Affairs for AT&T South Carolina, presented the check to ATC President Dr. Forest Mahan and Chris Dickson, Chair of the ATC Foundation Board of Trustees.

  • UofSC’s Impact Tops $5B Annually, New Study Shows

    August 15, 2017

    The annual statewide economic impact of the University of South Carolina system now totals $5.5 billion, supporting one in 35 jobs statewide and generating nearly $220 million in tax revenue for state coffers each year, according to a new study by the Darla Moore School of Business released Monday.

  • Trane Expanding Existing South Carolina Operations, 700 New Jobs

    August 11, 2017

    Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is expanding its existing Richland County operations. The business is projected to invest $96 million and create 700 new jobs to increase its overall flexibility in line with business growth.

  • Zucker Family School of Education Forum on SC K-12 Teacher Shortage Crisis

    August 09, 2017

    The Education Workforce: Crisis of Shortages, Promises of Excellence, will address the educator shortage issue apparent in the high numbers of unfilled teaching positions in the state.

  • New Study: 67,600 South Carolina Jobs Supported by Natural Gas and Oil

    August 07, 2017

    API South Carolina released a new study showing that the U.S. natural gas and oil industry supported 67,600 jobs in the state and contributed $5.23 billion to the state’s economy in 2015. The study found that all 50 states, whether energy producing or not, continued to benefit from the industry.

  • South Carolina Life Science Industry Has Annual Impact of $11.4 billion

    August 03, 2017

    With a footprint of more than 15,000 employees and 400 firms in South Carolina, life sciences has developed into a critical component of the state’s economy and, as such, presents significant opportunities for economic growth.

  • Utilities Pull the Plug at VC Summer

    August 02, 2017

    With sunk costs of $9 billion, and no end in sight in terms of rapidly escalating costs, the two utilities that had been building twin Westinghouse 1150 MW AP1000 nuclear reactors at the V C Summer site in South Carolina have pulled the plug on the project. The ultimate cost now estimated to be $25 billion stopped support for the project in its tracks.

  • SCE&G Meets Solar Power Milestone

    July 26, 2017

    SCE&G customers are producing 43 megawatts of electricity from their own solar generating systems – that’s more than one percent of the five-year retail peak demand on SCE&G’s system, exceeding the goal set forth in South Carolina’s landmark solar legislation (Act 236) in 2014.

  • Clemson University, Presbyterian College, and USC Top the 25 Best Colleges in South Carolina

    July 25, 2017

    The state of South Carolina can boast one of the oldest colleges in America, as well as the country's first municipal college. It is a historic state, with an old heritage of higher education.

  • Scruggs’ Legacy Endures as BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Earns Inaugural Award

    July 24, 2017

    "It's almost mystical," said Bill Breskin, BCBSA senior vice president of Government Programs for FEP. "The first year of the award, and it goes to the Plan where Shirley Scruggs spent her entire career. She embodied the spirit, dedication and strength that has become FEP."

  • SC Ports Posts Strong Growth in Fiscal Year 2017

    July 20, 2017

    “SCPA had an ambitious growth plan for the 2017 fiscal year, and it is a true accomplishment to have exceeded that plan across all business segments,” said SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome.

  • Business Travelers Benefit From Magnesium

    July 19, 2017

    Listen up business travelers: there is a simple mineral that can help you sleep better and get over jet lag faster. For those of you all too familiar with the symptoms of jet lag, you know your body must muster through the fun range of symptoms like dizziness, excessive sleepiness, constipation, gastrointestinal problems, headaches, vertigo and muscle aches and pains.

  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Partners with The Brand Leader to Establish S.C. Branded

    July 18, 2017

    The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership with Upstate S.C. marketing group The Brand Leader, to establish a new, statewide initiative and event celebrating South Carolina’s most recognizable brands called S.C. Branded.

  • S.C. Demonstrates Silver Touch, Economic Development Officials Sound Off

    July 13, 2017

    South Carolina continues to rack up large projects, as evidenced by a recent honor from a national economic development magazine. Area Development’s annual Shovel Awards program honors states based on a combination of capital investment and job creation initiatives.

  • SCDOT to Attend GDOT Public Open House in Augusta, Regarding Bridges Over the Savannah River

    July 12, 2017

    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is partnering with Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to replace the bridges over the Savannah River and widen the roadway to six lanes to West Martintown Road (Exit 1) along Interstate 20.

  • US Buyout Firm Apollo to Buy ClubCorp for $1.1B

    July 11, 2017

    ClubCorp – The World Leader in Private Clubs, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with affiliates of certain investment funds, managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC, a leading global alternative investment manager, pursuant to which the Apollo funds will acquire all of the outstanding shares of ClubCorp for $17.12 per share in cash, or approximately $1.1 billion.

  • UofSC Researcher Leads Team to Improve Aeronautical Communications

    July 11, 2017

    A University of South Carolina researcher in the College of Engineering and Computing is the principal investigator for a new NASA-funded $4.4 million research project to address limitations in aircraft communication networks to improve operations and increase safety.

  • Countybank’s Dunlap Begins Term as S.C. Bankers Association Chairman

    July 10, 2017

    Dunlap is Chairman and CEO of Countybank and its holding company TCB Corporation. As a third generation banker, he follows in the steps of his father, R. Thornwell Dunlap Jr., who served as SCBA chairman during the 1987-88 year.

  • South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs Announces Several Legislative Updates

    July 06, 2017

    The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is announcing the update of various regulations during this past legislative session. The following changes were passed affecting the designated industries...

  • SCDOT Embarks on a 10-Year Plan to Rebuild South Carolina’s Highway System

    June 30, 2017

    A new program that is being launched as part of the plan is the Rural Road Safety Program. South Carolina has the highest rural road fatality rate in the nation. In preparation for this program, SCDOT traffic engineers have identified the rural roads that are the most dangerous.

  • 2017 Legislative Scorecard Released by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

    June 29, 2017

    This year, the Chamber’s scorecard focuses on votes including infrastructure, education, closing the state’s workforce skills gap, ex-offender workforce reintegration, agribusiness and rural job creation, protecting existing manufacturing facilities from frivolous lawsuits, and an attempt to repeal our Right to Work laws.

  • BMW Group Pumping Hundreds of Millions More into South Carolina

    June 27, 2017

    “From 2018 to 2021 we will invest further 600 million US dollars in manufacturing infrastructure for future generations of the BMW X models,” said Harald Krüger. At present, the plant is getting ready for production of the all-new BMW X7, which will be launched onto the market in late 2018.

  • S.C. Department of Commerce Awards $9.8 million in Community Development Block Grants

    June 26, 2017

    Fifteen communities from across South Carolina are slated to benefit from public improvement projects supported by more than $9.8 million in funds from the latest round of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

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