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Three South Carolina Counties Added to Presidential Disaster Declaration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved three additional counties for the Public Assistance Program following Hurricane Irma. Governments and certain nonprofits in Abbeville, Newberry and…

Coca-Cola Consolidated to Construct New Jasper County Distribution Center

Coca-Cola Consolidated today announced plans to construct a new $5 million sales and distribution center at the Cypress Ridge Industrial Park in Ridgeland, S.C. The company will be bringing 45…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Decision to Implement Innovative Communications Network for S.C. First Responders

Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by law enforcement personnel and first responders from around the state to announce a new, innovative communications network for South Carolina’s first…

AHT Cooling Systems USA, Inc. Expanding Operations In Charleston County

AHT Cooling Systems USA, Inc., a provider of custom refrigerated and frozen merchandising solutions, is expanding its existing Charleston County facility by adding assembly and distribution…

Coast Brewing, LLC is Expanding its Operations in Charleston County

Coast Brewing, LLC, a family-owned craft brewery based in Charleston, S.C., is expanding its existing operations. With a capital investment of $1.7 million, the company is expected to create 29 new…

Statement From Gov. Henry McMaster On Departure Of SCANA Executives

Gov. Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the departure of SCANA executives: "While this decision indicates that SCANA is beginning to fully understand the…

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

Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of October 30 includes: Monday, October 30, 2:30 PM: Gov. McMaster will hold a media availability following a tour of Holly Hill Middle School, 530…

KB Biotech Solutions Launching New Dillon County Operations

KB Biotech Solutions, a venture of Chinese-based Anhui Chem-bright Bioengineering Co. Ltd., is launching new manufacturing operations in Dillon County. The $12 million investment is expected to…

Blue Eye Soft Corporation Expanding Its Greenville County Operations

Blue Eye Soft Corporation is expanding its corporate operations into a new facility in Greenville County. Located in Greer, S.C., the company projects it will create more than 120 new jobs over the…

The Blythe Company Expanding Its Operations Into Lancaster County

The Blythe Company today announced that it is expanding its headquarters and other operations into Lancaster County, bringing $4 million of capital investment and leading to the creation of 21 new…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Effort To Ban Sanctuary Cities In South Carolina

Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by members of the General Assembly to announce a new law enforcement initiative to ensure that no South Carolina municipalities become “sanctuary cities” and…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: October 23, 2017

Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of October 23 includes: Monday, October 23, 9:00 AM: Gov. McMaster spoke at the SEUS-Japan 40th Annual Joint Meeting, Hyatt Regency, 220 N. Main St.,…

Statement From Gov. Henry McMaster On September Unemployment Rate

Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the statewide unemployment rate decreasing to 3.9 percent in September from 4.0 percent in August: "This is just another…

Gov. Henry McMaster Pens Letter to SCANA CEO Kevin Marsh

Governor Henry McMaster today sent a letter to Kevin Marsh, Chairman and CEO of SCANA Corporation, calling on the parent company of SCE&G "to immediately cease" its collection of approximately $…

Metromont Corporation Expanding Operations in Greenville County

Metromont Corporation, a manufacturer of precast concrete materials, is expanding its existing Greenville County operations. This latest $8.8 million investment is projected to create an additional…

President Declares Disaster For State Of South Carolina And 16 Counties

In response to Governor Henry McMaster’s request, President Donald Trump declared a major disaster exists in the state of South Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery…

SolAmerica Energy Launching Solar Operation in Edgefield County

SolAmerica Energy, a full-service provider of solar energy, is launching a new operation in Edgefield County. This new 10-megawatt (MW) project is expected to bring approximately $13 million of new…

Arthrex, Inc. Creating More Than 1,000 New Jobs In Anderson County

Arthrex, Inc., a global orthopedic medical device company, headquartered in Naples, Fla., is launching new manufacturing operations in Anderson County. The $69 million capital investment is expected…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: October 16, 2017

Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of October 16 includes: Monday, October 16, 11:00 AM: Gov. McMaster attended an economic development announcement, Anderson County Civic Center, 3027…

Diversey Locating Corporate Headquarters in York County

Diversey, a leading global provider of cleaning and hygiene solutions, announced today that it is locating its corporate headquarters in York County. The development is projected to bring $6.1…

Augusta Fiberglass Coatings, Inc. Expanding in Barnwell County

Augusta Fiberglass Coatings, Inc., a leading manufacturer of custom fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) equipment, will expand its existing operations in Blackville, S.C. To accommodate its growth,…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: October 9, 2017

Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of October 9 includes: Tuesday, October 10, 12:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will tour the Meyer Center for Special Children, 1132 Rutherford Road, Greenville, S.C.

Piedmont Energy Systems, Inc. expanding manufacturing operations into York County

Piedmont Energy Systems, Inc. (PES), a supplier of custom-built bulk hydrocarbon and fluorocarbon storage and distribution systems, has expanded its manufacturing operations into a new location in…

ATI and GE Aviation investing in joint Chester County operations

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) and GE Aviation have selected the property adjacent to ATI’s Richburg, S.C. operations as the site for a new research and development (R&D) facility.…

American Scrappers establishing Dillon County operations

American Scrappers is establishing operations in Dillon County with the launch of a new distribution and logistics center. The company’s $15.5 million investment is expected to create 200 new jobs.…

U.S. Small Business Administration Offers Assistance to SC Businesses and Residents Affected by Hurricane Irma

In response to a request for a disaster declaration from Governor Henry McMaster, U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon has made low-interest disaster loans available to South Carolina…

Prysmian Group North America Expanding Lexington County Operations

Prysmian Group, a world leader in the telecom cables and systems industry, today announced a planned expansion of the company’s North American headquarters in Lexington County. The expansion will…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: October 2, 2017

Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of October 2 includes: Tuesday, October 3, 12:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will speak at the Second Annual Victims Matter Luncheon, 1066 Sunset Boulevard, West…

Gov. Henry McMaster Sends South Carolina National Guard Engineers to Support Puerto Rico Recovery

Governor Henry McMaster has issued Executive Order 2017-33, authorizing approximately 150 Engineer Soldiers from the South Carolina Army National Guard to assist in Puerto Rico's recovery efforts…

Collum’s Lumber Products expanding operations in Allendale County

Collum’s Lumber Products, LLC, a producer of dimensional lumber and other wood products, today announced the expansion of its Allendale County manufacturing operations. Creating 10 new jobs, the…

Volvo Cars Growing Berkeley County Operations, Creating More Than 1,900 New Jobs

Volvo Cars today announced that it is investing an additional $520 million in its Berkeley County operations and creating 1,910 new jobs. This new commitment adds to the company’s initial 2015…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: September 25, 2017

Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of September 25 includes: Monday, September 25, 7:30 AM: Gov. McMaster participated in the Southern States Energy Board’s Gubernatorial Perspectives on…

BorgWarner Inc. Expanding Operations In Oconee County

BorgWarner Inc., a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid, and electric vehicles, is expanding its operations in Oconee County. The $71.9 million investment…

Thrace-LINQ Growing Its Dorchester County Operations

Thrace-LINQ, a global supplier of fabrics for the textile industry, is expanding its Dorchester County operations. The $9 million investment is expected to create at least 10 new jobs.   Thrace-LINQ…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: September 18, 2017

Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of September 18 includes: Monday, September 18, 9:00 AM: Gov. McMaster spoke at SLED's Criminal Justice Information Services Unit Conference, Columbia…

Gov. Henry McMaster Lifts Evacuation Order for 8 Barrier Islands Previously Evacuated

In coordination with local officials, Governor Henry McMaster today announced that all evacuation orders have been lifted for residents of the 8 barrier islands previously evacuated, effective today…

Gov. Henry McMaster, State Officials Brief Public on Tropical Storm Irma's Impact to South Carolina

Governor Henry McMaster today held a media briefing with state emergency response officials to provide an update on the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on South Carolina. Monday Team SC Numbers…

Gov. Henry McMaster, State Officials Hold Hurricane Irma Briefing, Give Evacutaion Update

Governor Henry McMaster today held a media briefing with state emergency response officials to provide an update on the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on South Carolina and the progress of…

Gov. Henry McMaster Orders Evacuations for Barrier Islands in Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper Counties

Governor Henry McMaster today ordered the evacuation of certain barrier islands in Beaufort, Colleton and Jasper Counties. Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma, residents on those islands…

Gov. Henry McMaster Asks South Carolinians to Prepare for Hurricane Irma

Governor Henry McMaster today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and, along with the S.C. Emergency Management Division, has urged South Carolinians to prepare for the…