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Woodfield Systems USA, Inc. to Open Facility

With a capital investment of $1.5 million, the company is expected to create 50 new jobs.

Life Sciences Advances in S.C.

At least two life sciences needles seem to be moving—the state’s industry, which is providing an estimated annual economic impact of $11.4 billion—and SCBIO itself, which is growing rapidly as the industry’s primary state association.

Five Construction Crews Currently Active in the BullStreet District

Workers on site are moving forward on a range of projects, including a 20-acre public park, residential development, historic renovation for a restaurant and more.

Upstate Bidding on Amazon HQ2

With the hundreds, perhaps thousands of RFPs en route to Seattle, does South Carolina have a chance?

Giti Tire announces first U.S. factory in Richburg

The new 1.7 million square-foot facility anticipates creating 1,700 local jobs as part of Walmart’s commitment to buy an additional $250 billion in products supporting American jobs by 2023.

Kershaw County: Concentrating on Tech Training

Over the past five years, Kershaw County has seen more than $243 million in new capital investment and more than 600 new jobs. And that’s not even the best news.

Aerospace: Leveling the Plane Field

Since Boeing’s 2009 announcement to move to South Carolina—a $1 billion investment now—aerospace today accounts for $19 billion in economic impact here.

The Next Surge of Main Street Entrepreneurship

Among the latest entrepreneurs (willing to take a calculated risk in the Main Street District) are creative and successful types, wielding expertise and passion to fuel the resurgence of downtown Columbia.

Insights on S.C. Sites

“You can have the best community in the world, you can have a fantastic workforce, and if you do not have an appropriate site for a building to put this project in, then it’s going to look elsewhere.”

Working the Workforce

With the state Department of Commerce reporting 98,000 new jobs and $27 billion in capital investment since 2011, pressure is building on the Palmetto State’s workforce.

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