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Team South Carolina Economic Development Efforts Result in Over 100,000 Announced Jobs Since 2011

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Today, Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Commerce announced that Keurig Green Mountain has committed to investing $350 million and creating 500 jobs at a new Spartanburg County manufacturing facility. That announcement means that since January of 2011,…

Statement by Governor Henry McMaster on Trump Administration's New Title X Rule Regarding Abortion

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration's new rule on Title X regarding funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.  "President Trump’s executive action today reaffirms our belief that taxpayer dollars…

JTEKT Expanding Its Oconee County Koyo Bearings Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – JTEKT North America, a producer of bearings, driveline components, steering systems and machine tools, today announced that it is investing $19.4 million to expand its existing Koyo Bearings production facility in Oconee County. The growth will result in the creation of 56 new jobs…

Gov. Henry McMaster Organizes Governors to Support President Donald Trump’s Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

Seven Republican Governors Send Letter of Support  COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced that a group of Republican governors have signed a letter of support for President Donald Trump’s nomination to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his transformative efforts to bring peace to…

Gov. Henry McMaster Designates the Month of May as Military Spouse Appreciation Month

Governor’s Statewide Proclamation Recognizes the Service and Sacrifice of Military Spouses  COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by S.C. Adjutant General Robert Livingston and South Carolina military families to designate the month of May as Military Spouse Appreciation Month…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: May 14, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of May 14th includes: Tuesday, May 15, 10:30 AM: Gov. McMaster will recognize Military Spouse Appreciation month, State House, first floor lobby, Columbia, S.C. Tuesday, May 15, 2:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will speak at the South Carolina…

Meritor Expanding Clarendon County Manufacturing Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Meritor, a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle markets, is expanding its existing operations in Clarendon County. The $5.2 million investment is projected to create 31 new jobs. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., Meritor is…

Canfor Southern Pine Upgrading Its Kershaw County Facility

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Canfor Southern Pine, a leading integrated forest products company, today announced it will upgrade its existing Camden, S.C. sawmill in Kershaw County. The company is projected to invest $40 million in the project.  Canfor Southern Pine, a leading manufacturer of high-…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: May 7, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of May 7th includes: Tuesday, May 8th, 10:00 AM:  Gov. McMaster will join state officials for a hurricane tabletop exercise, South Carolina Hospital Association Conference Center, 1000 Center Point Road, Columbia, S.C. Friday, May 11th…

Lonza Expanding Operations in Greenwood County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Lonza, one of the world’s leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets, today announced plans to expand operations in Greenwood County. The company is investing $46 million over the next five years and is expected to generate 30 new jobs as a…

Kemper Corporation Locating New Operations in Union County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Kemper Corporation, a manufacturer of cargo securement products, today announced it is locating production operations in Union County. The project is expected to bring $1.9 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of 28 new jobs. Established in 1977, Kemper…

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

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of April 30th includes: Tuesday, May 1, 9:30 AM: Gov. McMaster will hold a meeting of the State Fiscal Accountability Authority meeting, Room 252, Edgar Brown Building, State House grounds, Columbia, S.C. Wednesday, May 2, 9:45 AM: Gov…

Sure Trac Expanding Operations in Horry County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sure Trac, an existing Horry County manufacturer of high-quality axles, today announced plans to expand its operations. The company is projected to bring $2.5 million of capital investment and create approximately 20 new positions over the next five years. Founded in 1996, Sure…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on S.C. House Voting to Continue Fight for Ratepayers

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the S.C. House of Representatives standing up for the people of South Carolina and voting to continue fighting until ratepayers are no longer forced to pay for VC Summer Units 2 & 3. “The House of…

Lowcountry Aviation Company Launching Colleton County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Lowcountry Aviation Company, a fully-integrated aviation service provider, is launching operations in Colleton County. The company’s $1.7 million investment is projected to create 36 new jobs. Located at the Lowcountry Regional Airport in Walterboro, S.C., the company’s new…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on S.C. Senate Confirming SCDJJ Director Freddie Pough

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the S.C. Senate confirming South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice Director Freddie Pough: "Mr. Pough is the right man for the job, and I look forward to continuing our work together to cultivate a…

ACS Manufacturing, Inc. Establishing Operations in Abbeville County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – ACS Manufacturing, Inc. today announced plans to locate new manufacturing operations in Abbeville County. The company’s $6 million investment is projected to create more than 150 new jobs over the next five years. Since 1995, ACS Manufacturing has delivered a broad range of…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: April 23, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of April 23rd includes: Monday, April 23, 12:15 PM: Gov. McMaster spoke at the Myrtle Beach Rotary Club, Ocean Reef Resort, 7100 N. Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Monday, April 23, 5:00 PM: Gov. McMaster toured Horry County-…

Gov. Henry McMaster Issues Executive Order to Combat Flow of Illegal Contraband into Prisons

Executive Order 2018-16 Waives Procurement and Human Resource Regulations for Department of Corrections  COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2018-16, which suspends procurement and human resource regulations for the Department of Corrections (SCDC) to combat the…

EAS Change Systems Locating Corporate Operations in Greenville County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – EAS Change Systems today announced it will be locating corporate operations in Greenville County. Supporting the plastic injection molding industry, the company is projected to create 20 new jobs. EAS Change Systems offers quick clamping and quick changing systems for plastic…

Gov. Henry McMaster Suspends Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis, Appoints Former Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown as Interim

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Immediately following the indictment of Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis, Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2018-15, suspending Lewis from office and appointing former Greenville County Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown to serve as interim sheriff until Lewis is…

Paul Bippus GmbH Launching First U.S. Operations in Dorchester County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Paul Bippus GmbH, a Germany-based manufacturer of precision parts, is launching new production operations to supply Robert Bosch LLC in Dorchester County. The company’s $16.1 million investment is projected to create 45 new jobs. Founded in 1958, Paul Bippus GmbH produces…

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

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of April 16th includes: Monday, April 16, 10:30 AM: Gov. McMaster participated in the Dillon Inland Port Grand Opening, Inland Port Dillon Facility, 111 West Fairfield Road, Dillon, S.C. Monday, April 16, 1:30 PM: Gov. McMaster was…

OPDE Group Launching Solar Project in Bamberg County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – OPDE Group today announced plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art solar farm in Bamberg County. The company plans to invest approximately $63 million in this new operation. Headquartered in Spain, OPDE Group develops and promotes photovoltaic solar power plants around the…

Gov. Henry McMaster Names Mark Elam as the Next Chairman of DHEC Board

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today nominated Mark Elam as the next Chairman of the South Carolina Board of Health and Environmental Control. Having formerly served as chief of staff and senior legal counsel to Governor Carroll Campbell, Mr. Elam most recently served as an executive at…

J. Geiger Shading Expanding Operations in Charleston County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – J. Geiger Shading, a provider of modern window shading, is expanding its existing Charleston County operations. The company’s $1.1 million investment is projected to create 26 new jobs. J. Geiger Shading is a designer, manufacturer and provider of high-end window shades to…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: April 9, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of April 9th includes: Tuesday, April 10, 11:30 AM: Gov. McMaster will join PalmettoPride to announce the state winner of the Litter Trashes Everyone Art Contest, Governor’s Office, State House, first floor, Columbia, S.C. Tuesday,…

RBC Aerostructures Growing Its Oconee County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – RBC Aerostructures, a provider of control rods and precision machined parts to aerospace and defense customers, is expanding its existing Oconee County operations. The company’s $3.8 million investment is expected to create 22 new jobs over the next five years. RBC Aerostructures…

US-Stevia, LLC Locating New Operations in Chesterfield County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – US-Stevia, LLC announced today that it is establishing new agribusiness operations in Chesterfield County. The company’s $21 million investment is projected to create 50 new jobs. US-Stevia and its partners will grow, extract and sell stevia, a natural, no-calorie sweetener…

Universal Forest Products to Open New Facility in Orangeburg County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster and the S.C. Department of Commerce today announced that Universal Forest Products, a provider of wood and wood-related products, plans to open a manufacturing facility in Orangeburg County. Operating as UFP Cameron, LLC, the $6.1 million facility is projected…

Gov. Henry McMaster Statement on H.4376, Santee Cooper Reform Bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement on the S.C. House of Representatives passing H.4376, a bill that, among other things, reforms the structure of Santee Cooper's Board of Directors and establishes a committee to study the sale of Santee Cooper: “Santee…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: April 2, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of April 2nd includes: Wednesday, April 4, 2:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will be joined by Children’s Trust and the South Carolina Department of Social Services to launch Child Abuse Prevention Month, Governor’s Mansion, 800 Richland Street,…

Low Country Case & Millwork Expanding Its Operations in Charleston County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Low Country Case & Millwork (LCCM), a manufacturer and installer of commercial casework and millwork, is expanding its existing Charleston County operations. The company is projected to bring $7 million of capital investment and create at least 10 new jobs. Established in 1990…

Gov. Henry McMaster to Host Special Event Recognizing First Annual S.C. Vietnam War Veterans Day

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by veterans and their friends and families for a special event recognizing the first annual South Carolina Vietnam War Veterans Day this Thursday, March 29, at the South Carolina State House. The governor will issue a statewide proclamation…

Magna Expanding its Spartanburg County Plant

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Magna International, a mobility technology company and one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, is expanding its seat manufacturing plant in Spartanburg County. The company’s $8 million expansion is projected to create 130 new jobs. Headquartered in Aurora, a town located…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: March 26, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of March 26th includes: Monday, March 26, 11:00 AM: Gov. McMaster participated in a grand opening celebration for Magna Seating South Carolina, 3052 Moore Duncan Highway, Moore, S.C. Tuesday, March 27, 12:30 PM: Gov. McMaster will speak…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Designated S.C. ‘Opportunity Zones’

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by Congressman Ralph Norman, Department of Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt, South Carolina business leaders, and local and county officials to announce his submission of 135 South Carolina ’Opportunity Zones’ to the U.S. Department of Treasury…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on the Impending Passage of the Taylor Force Act

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to Congress including Senator Lindsey Graham’s Taylor Force Act as a part of the government funding bill:  "Not a single taxpayer dollar should ever go to a government that supports terrorists. The Force…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces At-large Appointment to Serve on the S.C. Department of Transportation Commission

Kristen E. Blanchard, VP of External Corporate Affairs at Nutramax Laboratories, is the Governor’s Latest Appointment to SCDOT Commission COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced his appointment of Kristen E. Blanchard to serve in the newly created at-large seat of the South…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: March 19, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of March 19th includes: Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 AM: Gov. McMaster will speak at the 57th Annual Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, Embassy Suites, Columbia-Greystone, 200 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, S.C. Thursday, March 22, 6:30 PM: Gov.…