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Maxwood Furniture, Inc. Locating New Distribution Center in Marion County

Maxwood Furniture, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of bedroom furniture, today announced plans to locate its new distribution center in Marion County. The company’s $1.8 million investment is…

Weekly Schedule: February 19, 2019

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of February 19th includes: Tuesday, February 19, 11:30 AM: Gov. McMaster held a press conference with members of the General…

Gov. Henry McMaster Removes Entire Richland County Election Board

Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2019-09, removing every member of the Richland County Board of Voter Registration and Elections. The decision comes as a result of continued…

Ortec Growing Its Existing Anderson County Operations

Ortec, a leading biomaterial and polymer technology company, is growing its Anderson County operations. The company intends to invest $20 million and create approximately 18 new jobs. This is Ortec’s…

Weekly Schedule: February 11, 2019

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of February 11th includes: Monday, February 11, 6:30 PM: Lt. Gov. Evette will speak at the Greenville TEA party monthly…

valantic Locating New Operations in Greenville County

valantic SCE (USA) Inc., a software developer and supplier management consultant for the automotive industry, today announced plans to locate new operations in Greenville County and create at least…

Weekly Schedule: February 4, 2019

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s Weekly Schedule: February 4, 2019 Columbia, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S.

Committee Releases Report on Initial Offers to Purchase Santee Cooper

Today, Governor Henry McMaster joined Senator Paul Campbell and Representative Murrell Smith in releasing to the public the report on the bids submitted by parties interested in purchasing Santee…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on Report on Initial Offers for Santee Cooper

Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement on the report detailing the initial offers for Santee Cooper: “This is a historic moment. There is no longer any significant reason to…

Gov. Henry McMaster Releases Opioid Emergency Response Plan Progress Report

Governor Henry McMaster today released the first Opioid Emergency Response Plan Progress Report. The Progress Report comes as an update to the original Opioid Emergency Response Plan, which was…

Gov. Henry McMaster Releases Opioid Emergency Response Plan Progress Report

Governor Henry McMaster today released the first Opioid Emergency Response Plan Progress Report. The Progress Report comes as an update to the original Opioid Emergency Response Plan, which was…

AKPA Kimya Organic Peroxides and Initiators Locating New Operations in Allendale County

AKPA Kimya Organic Peroxides and Initiators (AKPA Kimya) today announced plans to locate a new distribution and warehousing facility for organic products in Allendale County. The development is…

Burnt Church Distillery Launching Beaufort County Operations

Burnt Church Distillery, a locally-run distillery based out of Bluffton, S.C., is launching new operations in Beaufort County. The company’s $7.7 million investment is projected to create…

State of the State Address As Prepared for Delivery

Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you all for being here tonight, those in this magnificent building as well as those watching from afar. I am proud of our state and I am also proud of my family. For…

Eclipse Automation Locating Operations in York County

Eclipse Automation, a provider of automated systems for a variety of industries, today announced plans to locate new operations in York County. The company’s $4.6 million investment is projected to…

Statement on U.S. Department and Health and Human Granting Religious Freedom Waiver Request

Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ decision to grant the governor’s request for a waiver allowing…

Kevin Shwedo to Continue Leading S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Kevin Shwedo will continue serving as executive director of the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV). Executive Director Shwedo was first…

Miwon Specialty Chemical is Locating New Operations in Richland County

Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. USA, a specialty chemical manufacturer of raw materials and subsidiary of Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. Ltd., today announced plans to locate new production operations in…

Director Jerry Adger to Continue Leading SCDPPPS

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Jerry Adger will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS). Director Adger was…

Fuyao North America Launching New Greenville County Processing Center

Fuyao North America Inc., a venture of China-based Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. Ltd. (Fuyao Group), is launching a new processing center in Greenville County. The company’s $16.1 million investment…

New Education Funding Formula

Gov. Henry McMaster, Senate President Harvey Peeler, House Speaker Jay Lucas Request State Agency to Develop New Education Funding Formula Columbia, S.C.

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces South Carolina’s Next Adjutant General

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Major General R. Van McCarty will be South Carolina’s next Adjutant General. Maj. Gen. McCarty will become the first Adjutant General appointed by a…

Director Hartley Powell to Continue Leading S.C. Department of Revenue

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Hartley Powell will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR). Director Powell was first appointed to his…

Gov. Henry McMaster Unveils Fiscal Year 2019-20 Executive Budget

Governor Henry McMaster today announced the FY 2019-20 Executive Budget – a fiscally responsible budget that invests heavily in K-12 education, returns $200 million of surplus funds back to the…

Weekly Schedule: January 14, 2019

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette’s schedule for the week of January 14th includes: Wednesday, January 16, 10:00 AM: Gov. McMaster will join Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers and…

Director Bryan Stirling to Continue Leading S.C. Department of Corrections

Bryan Stirling will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC). Director Stirling was first appointed to his current position by former Governor Nikki…

VTL Precision Expanding in Berkeley County

VTL Precision Expanding Lowcountry Presence with New Operations in Berkeley County Columbia, S.C. – VTL Precision, a lea

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Slate of Boards and Commissions Appointments

Governor Henry McMaster today announced two appointments to the University of South Carolina (USC) Board of Trustees and one to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. The governor has…

Director Emily H. Farr to Continue Leading S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Emily H. Farr will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR). Director Farr was first…

Charles River Labs Expanding Charleston County Operations

Charles River Labs, a leading, full-service drug discovery and early-stage development company, today announced an expansion of its existing Charleston County operations. The company’s $10.9 million…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on DHEC Director Recommendation

Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement on the board of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) recommending Rick Toomey as the next director…

Director Sara Goldsby to Continue Leading S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Sara Goldsby will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS). Governor McMaster…

ServiceMac Locating New Operations in Lancaster County, Creating Approximately 1,000 New Jobs

ServiceMac, a mortgage subservicing company, today announced plans to locate new operations in Lancaster County. The company’s $24 million capital investment is projected to create approximately 1,…

Ascend Performance Materials Growing Greenwood County Operations

Ascend Performance Materials (Ascend), a global provider of high-quality fibers, chemicals and plastics, is expanding its Greenwood County operations once again. To accommodate the company’s…

EOC Naturals Locating New Operations in Allendale County

EOC Naturals today announced plans to locate a new, all-natural pet treat manufacturing facility in Allendale County. The development is projected to bring $3.3 million in capital investment and…

Director Josh Baker to Continue Leading S.C. Department of Health and Human Services

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Josh Baker will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS). Governor McMaster appointed…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on PSC Ruling

Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the Public Service Commission's approval of the SCANA/Dominion merger: "Since we learned of SCANA and Santee Cooper’s…

Upstate Businessman Charles Dalton appointed to the S.C. Commission on Higher Education

Governor Henry McMaster today announced the appointment of Charles Dalton of Greenville to serve as a member of the Commission on Higher Education. Mr. Dalton, who recently retired as president and…

Gov. Henry McMaster Replaces Membership of S.C. State Election Commission

Governor Henry McMaster today announced four appointments to the five-member South Carolina State Election Commission. The appointments replace all four members of the commission serving in expired…

Owens Corning Establishes New Operations in Richland County

Owens Corning, a developer and producer of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites, has acquired an existing manufacturing facility in Blythewood, S.C., where it will manufacture coated, non-…