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Southern Current Launching New Solar Projects in Darlington County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Southern Current, a leading developer in the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar markets, is expanding its solar farm portfolio with new facilities in Darlington County. The company is investing in a total of six individual projects within Darlington County, bringing a…

eGroup Growing Its Charleston County Headquarters

COLUMBIA, S.C. – eGroup, a leading provider of innovative business information technology (IT) services, today announced plans to expand its corporate headquarters in Charleston County by building a new 18,000-square-foot facility. The $6.3 million investment is creating 35 jobs.  eGroup provides…

Stoll Industries Expanding Abbeville County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Stoll Industries, a producer of high-quality, custom metal fireplace doors, screens, metal wall panels, countertops and more, today announced plans to expand its operations in Abbeville County. The $1.1 million investment is creating 30 jobs over the next five years.  Celebrating…

Alo Establishing Operations in Greenville County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Alo, one of the world’s leading suppliers in the agricultural machinery industry, today announced plans to establish operations in Greenville County. The $6 million investment is expected to create 44 new jobs over the next five years.  Located at 130 Monroe Drive, Alo’s…

Advisory Panel for S.C. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Secretary Search

Gov. Henry McMaster Forms Advisory Panel for S.C. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Secretary Search COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced the formation of an advisory panel made up of a diverse group of stakeholders to assist in the search of the first secretary of the South…

Atlantic Packaging Expanding in Dorchester County

Atlantic Packaging Expanding Operations in Dorchester County COLUMBIA, S.C. – Atlantic Packaging, a leading distributor of industrial packaging materials and paperboard converter, is expanding its existing Dorchester County operations. The company’s investment of $4.5 million is expected to create…

MobileFleet Inc. establishing operations in Marion County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – MobileFleet Inc., a widely-respected manufacturer and distributor in the public safety industry, today announced plans to establish operations in Marion County. The $6.3 million investment will create 64 jobs. Having distributed products from valued manufacturers in the public…

Weekly Schedule: June 24, 2019

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: June 24, 2019 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of June 24th  includes: Monday, June 24, 1:05 PM:  Lt. Gov. Evette speaks to Girls in Government Class, Christ Church…

S.C. House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee Meeting

Gov. Henry McMaster to Participate in S.C. House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee Meeting COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster will participate in a meeting of the South Carolina House Opioid Abuse Prevention Study Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, June 25 at 9:30 AM.  Special Guest Dr.…

State Agency Open Records Practices

Gov. Henry McMaster, S.C. Inspector General Release Study on State Agency Open Records Practices COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster and S.C. Inspector General Brian Lamkin today released a survey conducted by the Office of the Inspector General of 35 state agencies' policies and procedures…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces and Signs Children’s Internet Safety Governor’s Pledge

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, First Lady Peggy McMaster, and Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette were joined today by representatives from Enough Is Enough (EIE), Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Representative Beth Bernstein, and representatives from Attorney General Alan Wilson’s…

Children’s Internet Safety Governor’s Pledge Announced

Gov. Henry McMaster to Announce Children’s Internet Safety Governor’s Pledge COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, First Lady Peggy McMaster, and Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette will be joined by representatives from Enough Is Enough®, and members of the General Assembly to announce and sign…

Public Service Authority Advisory Board to Hold Public Meeting 

Gov. Henry McMaster, South Carolina Public Service Authority Advisory Board to Hold Public Meeting COLUMBIA, S.C. — Governor Henry McMaster and the Public Service Authority Advisory Board will hold a meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, June 19 at 2 PM in Columbia.  Who: Gov. Henry McMaster, Public…

Weekly Schedule: June 17, 2019

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: June 17, 2019 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of June 17th  includes: Monday, June 17, 8:15 PM:  Lt. Gov. Evette will speak at the 2nd Reconciliation Ride Dinner…

Boise Cascade Expanding Its Chester County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC), one of the largest producers of engineered wood products and plywood in North America and a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of building products, is expanding its existing operations in Chester County. The company is investing an additional $17…

Weekly Schedule: May 28, 2019

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: May 28, 2019 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of May 28th includes: Tuesday, May 28, 2:00 PM: Lt. Gov. Evette will visit and tour Green Energy Biofuel, 2110 Main Street,…

Spectrum Quartz Launching New Dillon County Manufacturing Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. –Spectrum Quartz, part of the Hirsch Glass Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of quartz and other glass products, today announced plans to open its new production operations in Dillon County. The company is bringing approximately $22.5 million in capital investment and…

New Chairman of the S.C. State Workforce Development Board is Announced

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces New Chairman of the S.C. State Workforce Development Board COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that he has appointed Donald R. Tomlin, Jr. to serve as chairman of the South Carolina State Workforce Development Board. A longtime South Carolina-…

U.S. Waffle Company Launching New Pickens County Facility

COLUMBIA, S.C. – U.S. Waffle Company today announced plans to launch a new frozen food processing facility in Pickens County. The company’s $22.1 million investment is projected to create approximately 114 new jobs.  Founded in 2013 by industry-experienced food production experts, U.S. Waffle…

Eastover Solar Launching Richland County Solar Project

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Eastover Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Energy, an experienced utility-scale solar project developer, today announced plans to construct a new solar farm in Richland County. The company is investing $80 million in the project. Designed to generate the equivalent…

a2b Fulfillment Adding New Facility in Edgefield County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – a2b Fulfillment, a third-party provider of order fulfillment, customer care and value-added services, today announced plans to add its fourth U.S. location in Edgefield County, creating approximately 21 new jobs. Since 2001, a2b Fulfillment has been helping companies work smarter…

Weekly Schedule: May 20, 2019

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: May 20, 2019 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of May 20th includes: Tuesday, May 21, 2:30 PM:  Gov. McMaster will hold a ceremonial bill signing for H. 3659 – SC Energy…

S.C. Floodwater Commission Announce Collaboration with Town of Nichols

Gov. McMaster and South Carolina Floodwater Commission Announce Collaboration with Town of Nichols COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Floodwater Commission Chairman Tom Mullikin are pleased to announce a collaborative initiative to assist the Town of Nichols and Marion…

JUUL Labs, Inc. Investing Over $125 Million in Lexington County Operations

JUUL Labs, Inc. Investing Over $125 Million in Lexington County Operations New Operations to Help Create 500 Jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – JUUL Labs, Inc. today announced plans to invest more than $125 million in a new assembly facility in Lexington County. This investment is expected to help create more…

South Carolina’s Veteran Unemployment Rate Dropped Significantly in 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's annual unemployment rate for veterans declines to 3.3 percent in 2018, down from 3.9 percent in 2017. This is a 15.4 percent drop in the rate year-over-year, and a considerable decrease from the 5 percent unemployment rate in 2016. The national unemployment rate…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces South Carolina’s First State Child Advocate

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Amanda F. Whittle will be the first person to fill the position of South Carolina’s State Child Advocate, which was created by S.805during last year’s legislative session. Whittle has 14 years of experience as an attorney with the South…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces South Carolina’s First State Child Advocate

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Amanda F. Whittle will be the first person to fill the position of South Carolina’s State Child Advocate, which was created by S.805during last year’s legislative session. Whittle has 14 years of experience as an attorney with the South…

Southern Current Launching New Solar Project in Hampton County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Southern Current, a leading developer in the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar markets, is expanding its solar farm portfolio with a new, 10-megawatt facility in Hampton County. The company is investing $14 million in this latest project. Southern Current is an owner…

Weekly Schedule: April 29, 2019

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: April 29, 2019 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of April 29th includes: Monday, April 29, 10:30 AM:  Lt. Gov. Evette participated in a Myrtle Beach Area Chamber Advocacy…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on Offshore Drilling

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of the Interior's decision to indefinitely halt plans to expand offshore drilling operations: "Today’s announcement is great news. South Carolinians can remain confident that we will…

Governor, Lt. Governor, and First Lady's Schedule: April 26, 2019

Gov. Henry McMaster, Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette, and First Lady Peggy McMaster's Schedule: April 26, 2019 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster, Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette, and First Lady Peggy McMaster's schedule for tomorrow, Friday, April 26th includes: 10:00 AM:  First Lady Peggy McMaster will…

Florence County Sheriff Kenny Boone Suspended

Gov. Henry McMaster Suspends Florence County Sheriff Kenny Boone, Appoints Former Sheriff William C. “Billy” Barnes as Replacement COLUMBIA, S.C. – Immediately following the indictment of Florence County Sheriff Kenny Boone, Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2019-15, suspending Boone…

IPSUM Technologies, LLC Launching New Pickens County Production Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – IPSUM Technologies, a high-tech, advanced manufacturing company serving a variety of industries, today announced plans to launch new production operations in Pickens County. The company’s $19.2 million investment is projected to create approximately 55 new jobs. IPSUM Technologies…

Weekly Schedule: April 22, 2019

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: April 22, 2019 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of April 22nd includes: Monday, April 22, 8:30 PM:  Gov. McMaster will speak at the 4th Annual Eco Ball, Nodoki Lodge,…

Weekly Schedule: April 15, 2019

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: April 15, 2019 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of April 15th includes: Monday, April 15, 10:00 AM:  Lt. Gov. Evette spoke at the RBC Heritage Classic Tournament Opening…

Senator Hollings to Lie in State

Senator Fritz Hollings to Lie in State at South Carolina State House COLUMBIA, S.C. – Former South Carolina Governor and United States Senator Fritz Hollings will lie in state at the South Carolina State House on Monday, April 15, from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The viewing will be open to the public…

Gov. McMaster Names Next SCDEW Director

Gov. Henry McMaster Names the Next Director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today nominated Mr. G. Daniel Ellzey to be the next director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW). The nomination comes after the…

The Muffin Mam, Inc. Opening in Laurens County

The Muffin Mam, Inc. Launching New Laurens County Operations COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Muffin Mam, Inc., a leading manufacturer of baked goods headquartered in Simpsonville, S.C., is launching new production operations in Laurens County. The company’s $18.8 million investment is projected to create 114…

Perdue Farms Invests $25 Million in Dillon County Expansion

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Commerce and Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Perdue Farms has completed a $25 million expansion at its harvest operation in Dillon County, creating 100 additional jobs. The company produces a variety of no-antibiotics-ever chicken products for…

Weekly Schedule: April 8, 2019

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: April 8, 2019 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of April 8th includes: Monday, April 8, 10:30 AM:  Gov. McMaster held a military commanders briefing, USC Alumni Center,…