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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 launching a new solar farm in Hampton County. The company is investing $2.5 million in the project.    Southern Current is an owner and developer of utility-scale…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: June 19, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of June 19 includes:   Monday, June 19, 11:00 AM: Gov. McMaster will be speaking on a panel at SelectUSA, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD   Monday, June 19, 4:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will…

Statement From Gov. Henry McMaster On May Unemployment Rate

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the statewide unemployment rate decreasing to 4.1 percent in May from 4.3 percent in April: "With the state's unemployment rate at a near 17-year low, it's as important as ever that we continue to…

Softbox Systems Launching U.S. And Canadian Headquarters In Greenville County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Softbox Systems, an international temperature-control packaging provider, today announced it is expanding its Greenville County operations to house its U.S. and Canadian headquarters. To accommodate its rapid growth, the company is projected to create 70 new jobs.   …

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Schedule: Thursday, June 15

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster’s Schedule today, Thursday, June 15 includes the following: 10:00 AM: Gov. McMaster will participate in the Governors and Workforce of Tomorrow roundtable discussion with fellow governors and White House officials, White House, Washington D.C. 11:00 AM:…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces S.C. Department of Insurance as Lead Agency for VW Settlement Funds

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The United States Environment Protection Agency resolved a civil enforcement lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and affiliated businesses that alleged Volkswagen violated the Clean Air Act by selling diesel motor vehicles equipped with devices that were not compliant with emissions…

Gov. Henry McMaster Issues Budget Vetoes

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today issued vetoes for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 state budget.  Read the governor's veto message here: governor.sc.gov/ExecutiveBranch/Pages/VetoMessages

Highlights from Governor McMaster's Budget Vetoes

Today, Governor McMaster issued 41 vetoes for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 state budget, totaling $56 million dollars. With these actions, Governor McMaster: Preserved roughly $6.6 million in funding for the Conservation Land Bank, allowing the Bank to maintain its operations at roughly current…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: June 12, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of June 12 includes: Monday, June 12, 2:00 PM: Gov. McMaster attended the Clemson University Football Team White House Celebration, The White House, Washington, D.C. Tuesday, June 13, 9:30 AM: Gov. McMaster will hold a meeting of the…

Adger Solar Launching New Aiken County Solar Project

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Adger Solar, a clean energy development company, intends to invest $100 million in a new solar project in Aiken County. Active in the southeastern United States since early 2014, Adger Solar is a clean energy development company focused on creating lower-cost, utility-scale, solar…

Protego Expanding Operations In Charleston County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Protego, a global manufacturer of tank and flammable vapor processing safety equipment, is expanding its South Carolina presence by establishing a new facility in North Charleston, S.C. The new development is projected to bring $3.7 million of capital investment and lead to the…

Gov. Henry McMaster to Celebrate Grand Opening of Comcast's Charleston Center of Excellence

Bringing more than 550 new Customer Care Agent jobs to Charleston CHARLESTON, S.C. –  Gov. Henry McMaster will join Comcast and dozens of local elected officials and community partners to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s new Center of Excellence in North Charleston. Comcast is bringing…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: June 5, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of June 5 includes: Monday, June 5, 2017, 11:30 AM: Gov. McMaster will host Main Street Business Roundtable Meeting with the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce and local business leaders, Hilton Garden Inn, 115 Destination Boulevard,…

Gov. Henry McMaster, State and Local Officials to Discuss Hurricane Preparedness

Governor Will Meet with Emergency Management Officials in Georgetown, Charleston, Beaufort Counties  COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster will meet with state and local emergency management officials in Georgetown, Charleston and Beaufort Counties on hurricane preparedness procedures tomorrow…

Gov. Henry McMaster Holds Ceremonial Bill Signing for H.3352

A Bill Strengthening South Carolina Open Records Laws  COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by Representative Bill Taylor, Representative Weston Newton and open government advocates for a ceremonial bill signing for H. 3352, a bill strengthening the Freedom of Information Act…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: May 30, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of May 29 includes: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 9:30 AM: Gov. McMaster will hold a ceremonial bill signing for H.3352, the Freedom of Information Act Reform Bill, State House, Office of the Governor, Columbia, S.C. Thursday, June 1, 2017,…

Governor Henry McMaster’s Week In Review: May 21 – May 28, 2017

Governor to Host Main Street Business Roundtable Meetings in June: Greenville News: Anderson first stop on Gov. McMaster's business roundtable tour “Anderson will be the first among a seven-county tour next month, where Gov. Henry McMaster will sit with local business leaders to solicit and…

Gov. Henry McMaster's Schedule: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster's Schedule for Wednesday, May 24 includes the following:    1:30 PM: Gov. McMaster will participate in the 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Science ceremony, State House, first floor lobby, Columbia, S.C.   3:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will hold a…

Statement From Gov. Henry McMaster On Charleston Harbor Deepening Project

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers naming the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project one of six new starts and allocating $17.5 million in construction funding in its Fiscal Year '17 Work Plan. “Getting the…

MTAG Services Expanding Charleston County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – MTAG Services, one of the nation’s leading providers of specialized financial asset servicing, is expanding operations in Charleston County by locating its corporate headquarters in Mount Pleasant, S.C. The project is expected to create more than 30 new jobs over the next three…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Next DAODAS Director

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced Sara Goldsby as the next director of the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS). Goldsby has served as Acting Director of the agency since August of 2016. “Sara has served passionately during her time at…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: May 22, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of May 22 includes: Tuesday, May 23, 12:30 PM: Gov. McMaster will speak at a joint meeting of the Hartsville Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club and Lion’s Club, Hartsville Country Club, 116 Golf Course Road, Hartsville, S.C. Wednesday, May 24, 1…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Main Street Business Roundtable Meetings

Aimed At Identifying Regulations and Red Tape For Elimination  COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor McMaster will begin holding a series of roundtable style meetings with local business leaders across main street South Carolina to solicit and compile examples of regulations and red tape that make it…

Statement From Governor Henry McMaster On April 2017 Unemployment Rate

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued the following statement in response to South Carolina's unemployment rate declining to 4.3 percent in April from 4.4 percent in March.   “With today’s news that more South Carolinians are working than ever before, and that the unemployment rate…

Gov. Henry McMaster's Schedule: Friday, May 19, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster's schedule for today, Friday, May 19 includes the following:   Friday, May 19, 1:45 PM: Gov. McMaster will attend a ribbon cutting and 50th anniversary celebration of Weylchem U.S. Inc., 2114 Larry Jeffers Road, Elgin, S.C.

Itron Investing In Oconee County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and the S.C. Department of Commerce today announced that Itron, a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, is expanding its operations in Oconee County. The new manufacturing line is projected to bring $…

China Hengshi Foundation Company Launching Richland County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – China Hengshi Foundation Company, a fiberglass fabric provider, is locating new operations in Richland County. The company’s new facility is expected to bring $11.1 million in capital investment and lead to the creation of 48 jobs.  Founded in 2000, China Hengshi…

Gov. Henry McMaster Names State Cyber Executive

Bruce C. Smalley to lead the S.C. Critical Cybersecurity Program  COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Bruce C. Smalley has been named Cyber Executive to lead the S.C. Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Program. “Bruce Smalley will work closely with the program’s…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: May 15, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of April 3 includes: Monday, May 15, 2017 to Wednesday, May 17: Gov. Henry McMaster will attend the Republican Governors Association Executive Roundtable Quarterly Meeting and Corporate Policy Summit, Miami, FL. Friday, May 19, 2017:…

Electrolux Expanding Its Anderson County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster and the S.C. Department of Commerce today announced that Electrolux, a leading home and appliance manufacturer, is expanding its existing manufacturing facility in Anderson County with a capital investment of more than $200 million.    Electrolux…

Gov. Henry McMaster To Host Annual Hurricane Tabletop Exercise

COLUMBIA, S.C. – With the beginning of hurricane season less than one month away, Governor Henry McMaster, emergency management officials, state agency directors and local officials will participate in South Carolina’s annual Hurricane Tabletop Exercise. The governor leads the annual exercise to…

Booz Allen Hamilton Expanding Its Berkeley County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Booz Allen Hamilton, a management consulting and technology firm based in the United States, is expanding its Berkeley County operations with the opening of a new Digital Hub. This latest expansion is projected to bring at least $10 million of new capital investment and lead to the…

Gov. Henry McMaster Holds Ceremonial Bill Signing For S.198

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today held a ceremonial bill signing of S.198 and a public reading of the proclamation designating the month of May as Foster Care Awareness Month. The governor was joined by DSS Director Susan Alford, DMV Director Kevin Shwedo and foster parents from…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: May 8, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of May 8 includes: Monday, May 8, 10:30 AM: Gov. McMaster held a ceremonial bill signing for S.198 and proclamation reading for Foster Care Awareness Month, Governor’s Mansion Complex, Columbia, S.C. Monday, May 8, 2:00 PM: Gov.…

Gov. Henry McMaster to Celebrate Grand Opening of Comcast's Charleston Center of Excellence

Bringing more than 550 new Customer Care Agent jobs to Charleston CHARLESTON, S.C. –  Gov. Henry McMaster will join Comcast and dozens of local elected officials and community partners to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s new Center of Excellence in North Charleston. Comcast is bringing…

Alcami Corporation Growing Operations In Charleston County

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Alcami Corporation, a leading provider of custom development and manufacturing services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, today announced an investment of at least $5 million in the expansion of its existing Charleston County operations. This project is expected…

Moore’s Food Resources Locating New Facility In Greenville County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Moore’s Food Resources, a provider of all-natural foods, is locating new operations in Greenville County. The company is projected to bring $15 million of new capital investment and create 182 new jobs.    Established in 1997, Moore’s Food Resources has decades of…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: May 1, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of May 1 includes: Tuesday, May 2, 9:30 AM: Gov. McMaster will hold a meeting of the State Fiscal Accountability Authority, Room 252, Edgar A. Brown Building, State House Complex, Columbia, S.C. Tuesday, May 2, 11:30 AM: Gov. McMaster…

JSI Store Fixtures Inc. Expanding Greenville County Presence

COLUMBIA, S.C. – JSI Store Fixtures Inc., a market-leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality merchandising displays for the supermarket industry, is expanding its Greenville County facility. The firm is expected to invest $2.1 million in the expansion of its Greenville operations, creating…

Gov. McMaster Joins Governors Requesting Disaster Assistance from Congress

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster has joined Governors John Bel Edwards, Nathan Deal, Roy Cooper, and Jim Justice in requesting that Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding be included in the Continuing Resolution being considered by Congress. Combined, the…