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Team South Carolina Prepares for Hurricane Florence

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Emergency Emergency Response Team continues to track Hurricane Florence and remains fully dedicated to preparing for the storm's potential impact on South Carolina. Forecasters say that Florence is currently a Category 3 hurricane and has the capacity to bring…

Gov. Henry McMaster Lifts Mandatory Evacuations for Southern Coastal Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Residents in the southern most parts of South Carolina no longer need to evacuate due to Hurricane Florence. Due to updated predictions from the National Hurricane Center, Governor Henry McMaster, in coordination with state and local officials, has lifted the mandatory evacuation…

Gov. Henry McMaster Orders Mandatory Evacuations for Coastal Counties Effective Tomorrow, September 11 at Noon

Governor Also Issues Executive Order Closing Specific Schools and State Government Offices to Ease Traffic  COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, in coordination with local officials, has issued Executive Order 2018-29 (PDF), which orders the evacuation of coastal South Carolina residents for…

S.C. Agencies, Residents Prepare for Hurricane Florence

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Emergency Management Division continues to monitor Hurricane Florence, which forecasters say could affect the East Coast as a powerful storm. The state Emergency Operations Center is operational, staffed by emergency personnel from various state agencies and…

Gov. Henry McMaster Requests Federal Disaster Declaration in Advance of Hurricane Florence's Potential Impact to the State

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster has submitted to President Donald Trump a request for a federal emergency declaration in anticipation of the possible impact from Hurricane Florence. A copy of the governor's letter requesting the declaration can be found here (PDF). The governor is…

Gov. Henry McMaster Declares State of Emergency to Prepare for Potential Impact from Tropical Storm Florence

COLUMBIA, S.C. – 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 possibility of Hurricane Florence impacting the state. The executive order enables all state…

Gov. Henry McMaster Hosts 2018 Governor’s Opioid Summit

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today hosted the 2018 Governor’s Opioid Summit, which included roundtable discussions and exhibits from healthcare professionals, state and local agencies, members of the South Carolina law enforcement community, and other experts and stakeholders. The event…

Green Tech Solution, Inc Launching New Cherokee County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Green Tech Solution, Inc today announced plans to locate new recycling operations in Cherokee County. The company’s $75 million investment is projected to create approximately 200 new jobs.  Green Tech Solution, Inc will be establishing a new recycling operation to…

JTEKT North America Expands Greenville County Headquarters

COLUMBIA, S.C.—JTEKT North America(JTEKT), a subsidiary of global automotive and industrial supplier JTEKT Corporation, has completed a $5.8 million expansion of its headquarters on the campus of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). The expansion project…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces 2018 Governor’s Opioid Summit

COLUMBIA, S.C. – As part of South Carolina’s continued efforts in combatting the opioid epidemic, healthcare professionals, state and local agencies, concerned citizens and law enforcement will once again come together for the S.C. Governor’s Opioid Summit, which will be held tomorrow, September 6…

ShayoNano USA, Inc. Launching New Chester County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – ShayoNano USA, Inc., an innovative developer of advanced materials, today announced plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Chester County. The company’s $14.7 million capital investment is projected to bring approximately 40 new jobs to the community. ShayoNano is…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: September 4, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of September 3rd includes: Wednesday, September 5th at 10:00 AM: Gov. McMaster will attend an economic development grand opening celebration, Mercedes-Benz Vans, 8501 Palmetto Commerce Parkway, Ladson, S.C. Wednesday, September 5th at 1…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: August 27, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of August 27 includes: Monday, August 27, 2:00 PM: Gov. McMaster visited and toured Miracle Hill's Greenville Rescue Mission, 575 W Washington Street, Greenville, S.C. Wednesday, August 29, 2:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will hold a Ceremonial…

Southern Current Launching New Solar Project in Orangeburg 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 facility in Orangeburg County. The company is investing $28 million in this latest project, which will be known as Ulmer Solar…

Google Investing $600 Million in Its Berkeley County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Google today confirmed plans to further expand its existing campus in Berkeley County, marking the 10-year anniversary of its data center at the Mount Holly Commerce Park. The expansion is projected to bring approximately $600 million of additional capital investment…

Capgemini Expanding Operations in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Capgemini, a global consulting and technology firm, today announced it is expanding its operations in Richland County with the opening of an advanced technology and development center. The new center is projected to create at least 200 jobs, with the potential for…

Organic Standard Solutions International, LLC Expanding Charleston County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Organic Standard Solutions International, LLC (o2si smart solutions), a subsidiary of LGC Group’s Standards division, today announced expansion plans for its existing Charleston County facility. The company’s $2.4 million capital investment is projected to create…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: August 20, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of August 20th includes: Monday, August 20, 11:30 AM:  Gov. McMaster held a press conference, Governor’s Office, State House, first floor, Columbia, S.C. Tuesday, August 21, 10:00 AM:  Gov. McMaster will hold a meeting of the State…

Materials Sciences Corporation Expanding Its Greenville County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC), a technology-driven designer and advanced manufacturer of composite materials and structures for government and industry, has formally announced plans to expand its presence in Greenville County with the addition of a second facility…

Southern Current Launching New Solar Projects in Clarendon 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 three new solar facilities in Clarendon County. The company is projected to invest approximately $10 million in these new projects…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: August 13, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of August 13th includes: Tuesday, August 14, 11:00 AM:  Gov. McMaster will participate in a Darlington Raceway event and hold a ceremonial bill signing for H. 4009, Motorsports Entertainment Complex, Start/Finish Line, Darlington Raceway…

Coronal Energy Launching New Solar Project in Florence County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Coronal Energy, a leading independent solar power and energy storage provider, today announced plans for the construction of a new solar project -- the Rankin Solar Center -- in Florence County. The new development is projected to bring approximately $15 million of…

Gov. Henry McMaster Forms Advisory Panel for Department of Social Services Director 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 for the next director of the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS). The panel has been tasked with developing a set of…

Synergy Steel Locating New Operations in Lancaster County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Synergy Steeltoday announced plans to establish new operations in Lancaster County. The $2.8 million investment is projected to create 139 new positions.  Synergy Steel provides solutions to the housing and construction industry through the collaboration of light…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: August 6, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of August 6th includes: Monday, August 6th, 3:00 PM:  Gov. McMaster attended the official opening of the Richard W. Riley Collection, University of South Carolina, Alumni Center, 900 Senate Street, Columbia, S.C. Tuesday, August 7th, 11…

Pacolet Milliken Enterprises Launching New Solar Project in Union County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Pacolet Milliken Enterprises is launching a new renewable energy operation, Midway Green Solar, LLC, in Union County. This project is expected to bring approximately $12 million of capital investment. Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc. is a private, family-owned investment…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: July 30, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of July 30th includes: Tuesday, July 31st, 10:00 AM: Gov. McMaster will hold a Ceremonial Bill Signing for H. 4727 - Conservation Bank Trust Fund, Governor’s Office, first floor, State House, Columbia, S.C. Wednesday, August 1st, 10:00…

Ridgeland Pellet Company Launching New Manufacturing Operations in Jasper County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Ridgeland Pellet Company, LLC today announced plans to launch new manufacturing operations in Jasper County. The company’s $8.1 million investment is projected to create 27 new jobs over the next five years. A manufacturer of wood pellets used in home heating fuel,…

Sharonview Federal Credit Union Expanding Corporate Headquarters Within Lancaster County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sharonview Federal Credit Union, a provider of financial services, today announced it is relocating and expanding its corporate headquarters in Lancaster County. The company’s $42 million capital investment is projected to create more than 115 new jobs.  Established…

Ingevity Establishing New Corporate Headquarters in Charleston County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Ingevity Corporation(NYSE: NGVT), a North Charleston-based specialty chemicals manufacturer, today announced it is establishing a new corporate headquarters in Charleston County. Ingevity will invest $5 million in the project, which is projected to create at least 100 new jobs…

Gov. Henry McMaster Appoints Former S.C. Attorney General Charlie Condon as Chairman of Santee Cooper’s Board of Directors

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced the interim appointment of former South Carolina Attorney General Charlie Condon as chairman of Santee Cooper’s board of directors. Mr. Condon will begin serving immediately.  The governor's nomination of Mr. Condon as chairman of the public…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: July 24, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of July 23rd includes: Monday, July 23rd to Tuesday, July 24th: Gov. McMaster will participate in the Republican Governors Association’s Executive Roundtable Quarterly Meeting, Aspen, CO. Friday, July 27th at 10:15 AM: Gov. McMaster…

Schuff Steel Company Launching York County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Schuff Steel Company, part of the DBM Global Inc. family of companies and an operating subsidiary of HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCHC), today announced it is launching new manufacturing operations in York County. The company’s $9 million capital investment is projected to create…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: July 16, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of July 16th includes: Monday, July 16th-Tuesday, July 17th: Gov. McMaster will attend the Farnborough International Airshow, London, United Kingdom. -###- Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: July 9, 2018 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov.…

Gov. Henry McMaster Orders SCDHHS to Continue Family Planning Program, Terminate Abortion Clinics from the Medicaid Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2018-21, which directs the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) to utilize carry-forward funds to continue the Family Planning program and to terminate abortion clinics as Medicaid providers. Among the governor’…

Kuehne Nagel, Inc. Launching Operations in Charleston County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Kuehne + Nagel, Inc., a global transport and logistics company, is launching operations in Charleston County. With this new facility, the company will be creating 180 jobs over the next three years. Established in 1890, Kuehne + Nagel has grown into one of the world’s…

Samsung to Open Connected Customer Care Center in Greenville County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Samsung Electronics America, Inc.today announced plans to open a cutting-edge customer care center in Greenville County. Established in partnership with Alorica, one of the world’s leading platforms for customer interactions, the new Connected Customer Care Center will…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court Nomination

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: “I have no doubt that Judge Brett Kavanaugh will make an outstanding Justice of the Supreme Court and will strictly…

Container Maintenance Corporation Launching Dillon County Facility

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Container Maintenance Corporationtoday announced plans to open a new facility in Dillon County. Designed to support the newly-opened Inland Port Dillon, Container Maintenance of Dillon is bringing $11.5 million of capital investment and creating approximately 54 jobs.…

Synthomer Expanding Its Manufacturing Operations in Spartanburg County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Synthomer today announced plans to expand its existing manufacturing operations in Spartanburg County. The company is investing $16 million and is expected to create 10 new jobs as a result. Synthomer is one of the world’s top suppliers of acrylic and vinyl emulsion…