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October 09, 2017

$15 million investment to increase production of fiber cable

COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 9, 2017) –  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 exceed $15 million of capital investment and is projected to create 30 jobs over the next five years.

 

In May 2017, Prysmian Group, which employs approximately 20,000 people across 50 countries worldwide, announced plans to make significant investments throughout North America. The investments will allow the company to execute a three-year, $300 million contract to aid Verizon in the development of its 5G and new broadband networks. Under this agreement, Prysmian Group will supply nearly 11 million miles of ribbon and loose tube cables.

 

The Lexington County expansion is part of that North American investment and, once completed, will make the facility Prysmian’s top producer of fiber cable in the world. This project complements two additional South Carolina investments, which the company announced earlier this year.

 

In July, Prysmian announced a $14 million investment in its Abbeville facility to fulfill future renewable energy projects. In August, the company broke ground on a new research and development center expansion in Lexington, bringing additional industry experts from around the world to South Carolina.

 

For more information on the Prysmian Group, visit the company’s website.

 

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

 

 

QUOTES

“Over the years, the manufacturing industry has grown dramatically throughout the State of South Carolina, creating a unique ecosystem in our region that attracts top-tier talent. As a global leader in innovation, Prysmian Group plans to continue investing in the talent and manufacturing opportunities in South Carolina and beyond.” –Prysmian Group North America CEO Hakan Ozmen

 

“Prysmian continues to demonstrate a strong commitment to the State of South Carolina, and we couldn’t be more proud to see them thriving here. By announcing their third expansion this year, this company is making a statement that our workforce, infrastructure and pro-business environment are ‘Just right.’” –Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“South Carolina offers businesses a strong foundation on which to build success, and Prysmian Group’s decision to further expand their operations here is another indication of that fact. We are proud of the partnership that the State of South Carolina has cultivated with this great company.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“We are delighted by Prysmian’s commitment to the further expansion of their operations in Lexington County. With the addition of 30 new employees as the result of this expansion, Prysmian is nearing the 400-employee level here and we are eternally grateful.” –Lexington County Council Chairman Todd Cullum

 

“The expansion of Prysmian Group’s Lexington County headquarters’ affirms the company’s vested interest in the county and in the state. Congratulations to Prysmian, and we look forward to their continued success in the future.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Prysmian Group North America is expanding its Lexington County operations.
  • More than $15 million investment and the creation of 30 new jobs over the next five years.
  • Prysmian Group is a world leader in the telecom cables and systems industry.
  • This Lexington County expansion will support the company’s $300 million agreement with Verizon Communications.
  • For more information on Prysmian Group, visit the company’s website.

 

 

About Prysmian Group

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry with global headquarters in Milan, Italy, and North America headquarters in Lexington, S.C., is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offer a wide range of products, services and technologies. They operate in the business of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, special cables for applications in numerous industries, and in medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. For the telecommunications industry, Prysmian Group manufactures cables and accessories for voice, video, and data transmission, offering a comprehensive range of optical fiber, optical and copper cables, and connectivity systems. Prysmian Group is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index. For sales inquiries, contact energy.cables.na@prysmian.com. For more information, visit http://na.prysmiangroup.com.

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted nearly $12.7 billion in capital investment and 68,500 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents the City of Columbia and eight counties: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

September 05, 2017

Company creating more than 110 jobs at Farrow Road facility

We are excited to welcome a new company to the Central SC region. Charter NEX Films will be constructing its first Southern manufacturing facility in Richland County’s Carolina Pines Industrial Park. The company’s investment of $85 million and 110 jobs adds another boost to the economic momentum happening in the county and region.

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted more than $12.6 billion in capital investment and 68,300 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents the City of Columbia and the eight counties of Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

 

Media Contact: Carrie Turner, Marketing and Research Coordinator cturner@centralsc.org or 803 403 7315

 


 

S.C. Department of Commerce News Release:

For Immediate Release

September 5, 2017

 

Charter NEX Films establishing new Richland County manufacturing operations

Company creating more than 110 jobs at Farrow Road facility

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Charter NEX Films is locating new specialty film manufacturing operations in Richland County. The project is expected to bring $85 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of more than 110 new jobs.

 

Charter NEX Films is one of North America's leading independent producers of high-performance specialty films used in flexible packaging and other critical performance applications. With both blown and cast film capabilities, the company's products are utilized for a variety of applications, including food, medical and protective purposes.

 

Located in the Carolina Pines Industrial Park on Farrow Road in Blythewood, S.C., the company will be constructing a new 140,000-square-foot facility. Hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in the second quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should visit the company's careers page for more information.

 

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

 

QUOTES

 

"The 110 jobs that this investment will create for South Carolinians clearly show Charter NEX's commitment to our state and our people. We are grateful that this great company has decided to choose South Carolina for its new location, and we look forward to the future prosperity that we know will come from this partnership." -Gov. Henry McMaster

 

"With today's announcement, Charter NEX Films joins a roster of globally-renowned companies that have decided South Carolina is 'Just right' for business. I offer my congratulations to Charter NEX Films and look forward to supporting them as their Richland County operations come online." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

"We're extremely excited about Charter NEX's new location in Richland County. Their commitment to our community and the creation of these quality new jobs are further evidence of the benefits we see when we invest in our future." -Richland County Council Chair Joyce Dickerson

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Charter NEX Films is locating new manufacturing operations in Richland County.
  • $85 million investment to create more than 110 new jobs.
  • Charter NEX Films is North America's leading independent producer of high-performance specialty films used in flexible packaging.
  • The company's 140,000-square-foot facility will be located in the Carolina Pines Industrial Park on Farrow Road in Blythewood, S.C.

Hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in the second quarter of 2018, and interested applicants should visit the company's careers page.

 

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

 

Media Contacts:

Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR

Director of Marketing & Communications

South Carolina Department of Commerce

(803) 737-1998

afairwell@sccommerce.com

www.SCcommerce.com

 

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August 10, 2017

Manufacturer creating 700 new jobs in facility expansion

We’re excited to share that the well-known commercial and residential HVAC manufacturer, Trane, has announced another expansion of its Richland County, SC facility.  Since initially announcing plans for its commercial air conditioning coils facility in 2003, Trane continues to find success here with the announcement today of a new $96 million investment and the addition of 700 jobs.  The company’s latest expansion showcases the growth potential available to businesses in the Central SC region.  Dedicated employers, like Trane, bring tremendous benefits to this region and its workforce.

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted more than $12.5 billion in capital investment and over 67,600 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents the City of Columbia and eight counties of Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

 


 

S.C. Department of Commerce News Release:

For Immediate Release

August 10, 2017

 

Trane expanding existing Richland County operations

Manufacturer creating 700 new jobs in facility expansion

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is expanding its existing Richland County operations. The business is projected to invest $96 million and create 700 new jobs to increase its overall flexibility in line with business growth.

 

Trane has approximately 600 employees in South Carolina and offers a broad range of energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, as well as advanced building controls and parts support. Trane systems have leading positions in premium commercial, residential and industrial markets.

 

Located at 400 Killian Road in Columbia, S.C., Trane's existing Richland County facility makes components and units for HVAC equipment. This expansion will grow the facility by 680,000 square feet. Hiring for the new positions should begin in 2018 as construction nears completion.

 

QUOTES

"We are pleased to extend our commitment to Columbia, S.C. with a sizeable expansion of our HVAC plant. Over the next three years, we will create approximately 700 jobs in Columbia. We thank the State of South Carolina, as well as Richland County, for their partnerships and will provide more details as we progress with the expansion." -Dave Regnery, President of Commercial HVAC North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa

 

"Our workforce has shown that it's the best in the world, and announcements like this one continue to boost South Carolina's reputation on the global stage as a state that can get any job done. We've worked hard to create a pro-business environment, and our efforts continue to pay off." -Gov. Henry McMaster

 

"South Carolina's advanced manufacturing industry has put our state on the map, and this latest expansion by an industry leader like Trane is a testament to our success. I congratulate Trane on this tremendous $96 million investment and look forward to seeing the difference these new jobs make in the Richland County community." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

"We're delighted with Trane's decision to expand their operations here in Richland County. When a widely-respected company like Trane invests $96 million and creates 700 new job opportunities, it speaks volumes about the business environment we enjoy here." -Richland County Council Chair Joyce Dickerson

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Trane is expanding its existing Richland County operations.
  • $96 million investment to create 700 new jobs.
  • Trane is a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services.
  • Located at 400 Killian Road in Columbia, S.C., Trane's existing facility will be expanded by 680,000 square feet.

Hiring for the new positions should begin in 2018 as construction nears completion.

 

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

 

Media Contacts:

Alex Clark 

Deputy Director of Marketing & Communications

South Carolina Department of Commerce

(803) 737-0685

aclark@sccommerce.com

www.SCcommerce.com

 

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June 28, 2017

State-of-the-art home appliance production facility will create more than 950 jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (June 28, 2017) –  Samsung, one of the world’s leading technology companies, is opening a new home appliance manufacturing facility in Newberry County. The $380 million facility will produce some of Samsung’s most popular, industry-leading appliances and generate more than 950 new jobs over the next three years.

 

Established in 1969 and employing nearly half a million people worldwide, Samsung has transformed the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, cameras, digital appliances, network systems and more. Over the last 40 years, Samsung Electronics’ U.S. subsidiary, Samsung Electronics America, has steadily expanded its footprint in the U.S., creating thousands of high-skilled jobs and investing in cutting-edge manufacturing.

 

Located at 284 Mawsons Way in Newberry, S.C., Samsung will be locating its new operations in the former Caterpillar facility. When fully operational, the plant will employ workers across a broad range of advanced manufacturing roles, including craftsmen, operators, engineers and other technical and non-technical positions. Manufacturing is expected to begin in early 2018.

 

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

 

 

QUOTES

“For nearly 40 years, Samsung has steadily expanded our operations in the United States, creating thousands of jobs and investing billions of dollars in cutting-edge manufacturing facilities, research and development. With this investment, Samsung is reaffirming its commitment to expanding its U.S. operations and deepening our connection to its American consumers, engineers and innovators who are driving global trends in consumer electronics.” –Samsung Electronics America President and CEO Tim Baxter

 

“Samsung’s decision to invest in South Carolina and create nearly 1,000 new jobs here is one that will change the very fabric of the Newberry community. We are excited to know that Samsung will now be an important partner in ushering in an unprecedented period of economic growth and prosperity in our State.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“South Carolina has a long and storied history in manufacturing. We continue to show the world that whether we are building planes, assembling automobiles or manufacturing state-of-the-art appliances, we are a state that knows how to make top-quality products. Having a global name like Samsung locate its new $380 million manufacturing plant here is a testament to our ability to get things done.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“It’s incredibly exciting that a company of the size and caliber of Samsung would choose our community for such a large and important manufacturing project. We have a long manufacturing history here in Newberry County, and this writes a whole new chapter. We are honored and proud to have won this project, and we pledge to do whatever we can to make Samsung-Newberry a tremendous success.” –Newberry County Council Chairman Henry H. Livingston III

 

“S.C. Ports Authority congratulates Samsung on their plans to establish operations in South Carolina. Their announcement is very significant to the Port, and it reflects our ability to meet the global supply chain needs of major international manufacturers. We are pleased to serve a company the size of Samsung through our Charleston facilities, and look forward to supporting their long-term success in our state.” –S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome

 

“Newberry Electric Cooperative, along with our partners at the South Carolina Power Team, Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., and Santee Cooper, are proud to welcome Samsung to Newberry County. This facility will create life-changing opportunities for those we serve.” –Newberry Electric Cooperative President and CEO G. Keith Avery

 

“We are honored to have a globally-renowned name like Samsung select Newberry County and the Central SC region as a new location for their manufacturing operations, and we congratulate both. This is an exciting project, and we welcome this international company and their marquee products.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Samsung is opening a new $380 million manufacturing plant in Newberry County.
  • More than 950 jobs will be created over the next three years.
  • Samsung will be producing state-of-the-art home appliances and engaging in research and development.
  • The company will be moving into the former Caterpillar plant at 284 Mawsons Way in Newberry, S.C.
  • The facility is expected to be operational in early 2018.

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted more than $12.1 billion in capital investment and over 66,600 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

June 13, 2017

Regional Economic Development Partnership Recruits Capital Investment and Jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (June 13, 2017) –  Central SC Alliance, a 501(c)(3) full-service regional economic development organization and the state’s oldest regional economic development alliance, has named their 2017-2018 Board of Directors and Officers. The Board of Directors will provide governance as Central SC Alliance recruits businesses, promoting and branding the 8-County region and the City of Columbia.

 

Board Officers elected for 2017-2018: Chairman, Mike Brenan, Group/State President, BB&T; Vice Chairman/Public Sector, Dwight Stewart, Chairman, Clarendon County Council; Vice Chair/Private Sector, Ted Creech, Director External Affairs, AT&T South Carolina; Chair of Development, Eva Nance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Chair of Finance, Jim Hazel, Shareholder, Elliott Davis Decosimo. 

 

Private Sector Board Members newly elected for 2017-2018: Lou Kennedy, Nephron Pharmaceuticals; Jeff Reeves, Wells Fargo Bank; Matt Shaffer, Blue Cross Blue Shield SC.

 

The Board of Directors for 2017-2018:

 

*Jim B. Apple

First Citizens Bank

 

*The Honorable Stephen K. Benjamin

Mayor, City of Columbia

 

*Michael R. Brenan (Board Chair)

BB&T

 

*G. Michael Briggs

Central SC Alliance

 

*The Honorable Julian Burns

Chair, Kershaw County Council

 

The Honorable James Compton

Chair, Richland Lexington Airport Commission

 

*Ted Creech (Board vice-Chair Private Sector)

AT&T South Carolina

 

The Honorable M. Todd Cullum

Chair, Lexington County Council

 

*The Honorable Joyce Dickerson

Chair, Richland County Council

 

The Honorable Roger A. Gaddy

Chair, Central Midlands Council of Governments

 

*C. W. Garnett

NBSC

           

J. Barry Ham

Bank of Clarendon

 

William L. Hart

Fairfield Electric Cooperative

 

*James E. Hazel, Jr. (Chair, Finance)

Elliott Davis Decosimo

 

Lou Kennedy

Nephron Pharmaceuticals

 

Barrie Kirk

Chair, Committee of 100

Midlands Technical College

 

*W. Keller Kissam

SCANA

 

*The Honorable Henry H. Livingston, III

Chair, Newberry County Council

 

Bill McGowan

Devro, Inc

 

*Eva Nance (Chair, Development)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

*Harris Pastides

University of South Carolina

 

Jeff Reeves

Wells Fargo Bank

 

Ronald L. Rhames

Midlands Technical College

 

Matthew M. Shaffer

Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC

 

The Honorable William (Billy) Smith, Jr.

Chair, Fairfield County Council

 

*The Honorable Dwight L. Stewart, Jr. (Board vice-Chair Public Sector)

Chair, Clarendon County Council

 

*The Honorable David K. Summers

Chair, Calhoun County Council

 

Joseph A. Trainor, III

Stokes-Trainor Chevrolet-Pontiac-Cadillac-Buick-GMC

 

Michael A. Wolfe

First Citizens Bank

 

The Honorable Johnnie Wright, Sr.

Chair, Orangeburg County Council

 

*denotes Executive Committee

 

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted more than $12.1 billion in capital investment and over 66,600 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents eight counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

March 07, 2017

Company investing more than $10 million in new project

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 7, 2017) – Southern Current LLC, a company that specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects, today announced that it will be launching a new solar energy project in Orangeburg County. The development is expected to bring more than $10 million of new capital investment.

 

Headquartered in Charleston, S.C., Southern Current strives to make solar power economically attractive to utilities and consumers. Focused on residential, commercial and utility-scale solar energy projects, Southern Current is working with regulators, landowners, utilities and business development groups throughout the United States to build more than one gigawatt of new solar projects by the end of 2017.

 

Located between Springfield Road and Burgdorf Lane in Orangeburg, S.C., this Orangeburg County project will be an eight-megawatt (MW) direct current facility and is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2017.

 

For more information on Southern Current, visit http://www.southerncurrentllc.com/.

 

 

QUOTES

 

“It’s very exciting to be part of projects like these that are helping to reshape South Carolina’s energy future. This would not be possible without the support of the local community and all of our development partners.” –Southern Current Founder and Chief Development Officer Paul Fleury

 

“South Carolina has proven to be a place where companies in any industry can succeed, and that shows when a company like Southern Current decides to invest here. We’re excited for what the future will bring, not only for Southern Current, but for the entire solar industry in our state.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“This investment by Southern Current will further strengthen South Carolina’s growing reputation in the area of renewable energy. Providing both positive economic and environmental impacts, I’m proud to see this company continue to expand in our state and look forward to growing this terrific partnership in the years ahead.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“It is a great day in Orangeburg County. We are excited about Southern Current’s decision to locate here. We are grateful and supportive of their investment and commitment to our community, its people and the environment.” –Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr.

 

“As Orangeburg County continues to build and grow, solar projects will be an even more important part of our efforts to provide affordable, sustainable energy for our residents. We are excited to have Southern Current come to Orangeburg County. The nation and the world now have their eyes on Orangeburg County and want to be part of our future. The best is yet to come!” –Orangeburg County Development Chairman Ken Middleton

 

“Southern Current LLC’s expansion within the state, and into the Central S.C. region, are a testament to the value of what is available for businesses in terms of growth potential and support. We are excited to welcome another company and see progress in an industry focused on providing clean, affordable and reliable energy.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Southern Current LLC is establishing a new solar energy project in Orangeburg County.
  • At least $10 million in new capital investment.
  • Headquartered in Charleston, S.C., Southern Current specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects.
  • The facility will be located between Springfield Road and Burgdorf Lane in Orangeburg, S.C.
  • For more information on Southern Current, visit http://www.southerncurrentllc.com/.

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted more than $12 billion in capital investment and over 65,500 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

February 21, 2017

Announces Planning for 2017 Membership Events

COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 21, 2017) –  The Central SC Committee of 100 is excited to announce the newest Board Members and Officers for 2017.

 

  • Barrie Kirk, Vice President, Corporate and Continuing Education and Marketing Communications, Midlands Technical College – Chair
  • Mark J. Hendrix CPA, Executive Vice President, Burkett Burkett & Burkett Certified Public Accountants, P.A. – Treasurer
  • Chip Salak, New Business Development, McWaters, Inc. – Immediate Past Chair
  • Carey Adamson, Field Leadership Consultant, Colonial Life
  • G. Michael Briggs, President & CEO, Central SC Alliance
  • Warren Darby, Vice President – Global Business, SC Power Team
  • Lavita Harriford, Economic Development Project Manager, SCANA Corporation
  • Jeff Manning, Business Development Manager, Adams and Reese LLP
  • Jesse Smith, Senior Vice President, Commercial Insurance Services, First Citizens Bank
  • Brittany Williams, Client Liaison – Marketing & Communications, Mead & Hunt

 

Returning Board Members are:

  • W. Allen Bridgers, Vice President – Business Development, McCrory Construction Company
  • Christina K. Fleming, Business Development, Studio 2LR
  • Darren C. Foy, Advisor, KeenanSuggs/HUB International
  • Beth Frost, Director of Business Development, Cohn Construction Services
  • Edward G. Kluiters, Shareholder, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
  • April C. Lucas, Senior Counsel, Nexsen Pruet, LLC
  • Clare Folio Morris, CEO, Clare Morris Agency
  • C. B. Chuck Rhoden, Jr., Principal, RDS Development
  • John R. Welsh, V., Vice President, PNC     Bank, NA

   

 

 

This group will lead C100 in its continued efforts to support the mission of the Central SC Alliance and provide oversight in the development and execution of annual fundraising events. Planning is currently underway for this year’s events, and further details will be distributed as they are confirmed.

 

  • Global Business Appreciation Reception: May 2017
  • Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament: September/October 2017
  • Big Thursday Ally Appreciation Oyster Roast: November 16, 2017

 

 

About Central SC Committee of 100

The Central SC Committee of 100 is the volunteer marketing group that promotes economic development in a nine-county region in the center of South Carolina. Its purpose is to provide private-sector resources to the Central South Carolina Alliance’s mission of recruiting capital investment and jobs. To learn more about the Central SC Committee of 100 please visit our webpage at www.centralsc.org and like us on Facebook.

 

About Central SC Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted $12 billion in capital investment and over 65,500 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

February 16, 2017

COLUMBIA, SC – (February 16, 2017) The Central SC Alliance, the state’s oldest regional economic development alliance, has named four new additions to the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. The Alliance Board of Directors provides governance for the nine-county/City of Columbia regional organization as it promotes and brands the region and recruits businesses to the Central Region of South Carolina. The 33-member Board includes: the chair person from each of the member counties, the Mayor of Columbia, and leaders from private sector investors, and economic development allies.  

 

 

Newly elected private-sector members of the Board of Directors are:

 

Lou Kennedy, Nephron Pharmacueticals

Jeffrey T. Reeves, Wells Fargo & Company

 

 

New public-sector members of the Board of Directors are:

 

Joyce Dickerson, Richland County Council

William (Billy) Smith, Jr., Fairfield County Council

 

 

Current members of the Board of Directors elected in June 2016 are:

 

Scott R. Adams, Columbia International University

Jim B. Apple, First Citizens Bank

Stephen K. Benjamin, City of Columbia

Michael R. Brenan, BB&T (Chair)

G. Michael Briggs, Central SC Alliance

Julian Burns, Kershaw County Council (vice-Chair)

James Compton, Richland/Lexington Airport Commission

Ted Creech, AT&T South Carolina (vice-Chair)

M. Todd Cullum, Lexington County Council

Roger A. Gaddy, Central Midlands Council of Governments

C. W. Garnett, NBSC

J. Barry Ham, Bank of Clarendon

William L. Hart, Fairfield Electric Cooperative

James E. Hazel, Jr., Elliott Davis Decosimo

Charles T. Jennings, Jr., McCormick County Council

Barrie Kirk, CSCA Committee of 100

W. Keller Kissam, SCANA

Henry H. Livingston, III, Newberry County Council

Bill McGowan, Devro, Inc

John McAllister, John McAllister Realty Consulting

Eva Nance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Harris Pastides, University of South Carolina

Ronald L. Rhames, Midlands Technical College

Dwight L. Stewart, Jr., Clarendon County Council

David K. Summers, Calhoun County Council

Joseph A. Trainor, III, Stokes-Trainor

Michael A. Wolfe, First Citizens Bank

Johnnie Wright, Sr., Orangeburg County Council

 

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA, its partners and allies, have attracted over $12 billion in capital investment, and over 65,000 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. 

 

CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

February 01, 2017

Renewable energy company investing approximately $85 million

COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 1, 2017) – Tradewind Energy, one of the largest independent renewable energy development companies in the United States, is launching a new solar production facility in Orangeburg County. The project is expected to bring approximately $85 million in new capital investment.

 

Founded in 2003, Tradewind Energy develops low-cost wind and solar energy for diverse markets, while maintaining an uncompromising commitment to long-term project quality. To date, Tradewind Energy has completed more than 3,000 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar power projects, while rapidly expanding its development portfolio. The company is actively developing more than six gigawatts (GW) of wind and three GW of solar projects across the United States, totaling more than $5 billion in capital investment.

 

Located along Bowman Branch Highway near Bowman, S.C., construction of the new 75-MW development is expected to begin in 2018. For more information on Tradewind Energy, visit http://www.tradewindenergy.com/.

 

 

QUOTES

 

“We are thrilled to partner with Orangeburg County and the South Carolina Department of Commerce on this exciting endeavor. It’s gratifying to see the support in the region, and we are excited to bring low-cost solar energy to market and create opportunities for economic development in the county through the development of the Palmetto Plains Solar Project.” –Tradewind Energy Development Manager Justin McGeeney

 

“South Carolina is a place where companies of every kind can succeed and grow. The fact that Tradewind Energy has decided to invest $85 million and call our great state home is an important signal to the world that South Carolina is open for business.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

 

“This investment by Tradewind Energy will further strengthen South Carolina’s growing reputation in the area of renewable and sustainable energy. We welcome their tremendous $85 million investment in Orangeburg County and look forward to watching Tradewind’s continued success.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“We are truly grateful for Tradewind Energy, one of the largest independent renewable energy development companies in the United States, and their decision to locate in Orangeburg County. This project is yet another significant step in making Orangeburg a leader in sustainable alternative energy.” –Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr.

 

“Tradewind Energy is another quality partnership for Orangeburg County, and we look forward to welcoming them into our community. Their decision to locate here confirms that Orangeburg has much to offer.” –Orangeburg County Councilman, District 3 Harry Wimberly

 

“Today’s announcement is the second solar farm announcement in less than a month in Orangeburg County, and the fourth solar farm announcement in the Central SC region in less than a year. Renewable energy provides positive environmental and economic benefits, and we are excited another reputable solar firm has chosen our region to invest capital.” –Central SC Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Tradewind Energy is establishing new solar project in Orangeburg County.
  • $85 million of new capital investment.
  • Tradewind Energy is one of the largest independent renewable energy development companies in the United States.
  • Located along Bowman Branch Highway near Bowman, S.C., construction on the new 75-MW project is expected to begin in 2018.
  • For more information on Tradewind Energy, visit http://www.tradewindenergy.com/.

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted $11.9 billion in capital investment and over 65,500 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

January 11, 2017

Innovation firm investing $1.7 million and creating 100 new jobs in rapid expansion

COLUMBIA, S.C. (January 11, 2017) – TCube Solutions, a software services provider and innovation firm, is expanding its existing operations in Richland County. To accommodate its continued growth, the company is investing $1.7 million to move into a new facility and create 100 jobs.

 

Founded in 2007 with the assistance of the USC-Columbia Technology Incubator program, TCube provides efficient and cost-effective software systems implementation, configuration, maintenance and integration services to insurance industry clients worldwide. With more than 100 existing employees in the United States, the company utilizes innovation accelerators and complementary solutions to reduce clients’ cost and risk, allowing them to maximize revenues.

 

The company will be moving into a 25,000-square-foot workspace in the First Base Building at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, S.C., and adding additional equipment. Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017, and interested applicants should visit the company’s careers page online.

 

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

 

 

 

QUOTES

“Columbia is a thriving insurance technology hub offering experienced local talent and community resources that continue to accelerate our business growth. Specialized educational programs from USC, Midlands Tech and local industry groups help sustain a rich talent pool. We continue to receive outstanding support from local, state and community leaders. We want to especially thank Representative James Smith for helping TCube connect with the many support groups and local leaders that have been so instrumental in our success. Partnerships with the USC Business and Technology Incubator, USC and Midlands Tech enable TCube’s business to thrive in Columbia.” –TCube Solutions CEO Sam McGuckin

 

“TCube’s growth in Richland County, with its decision to invest an additional $1.7 million, is another success story that shows that Team South Carolina has developed a business environment where companies of all kinds can thrive. We’re excited to thank TCube for the commitment they have shown to our people by creating 100 new jobs, and look forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on our state.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

 

“Today, we’re thrilled to celebrate a great win for South Carolina’s rapidly-growing tech industry. With this announcement, TCube builds on the momentum achieved by this dynamic sector, which employs approximately 60,000 workers across our state.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“The TCube success story is a prime example of what can be achieved when we invest time and energy in the talents of local entrepreneurs. That was the mission upon which the USC-Columbia Technology Incubator was founded. Thanks to the collaboration of all the Incubator community partners, we are developing local talent, creating jobs and making the Midlands a great place to live, learn and earn.” –USC President Harris Pastides

 

“Sam and the team at TCube have worked hard to build a great company. They are an example of the type of tech start-ups the Midlands is becoming known for, and their continued success will have a ripple effect -- boosting the local economy and drawing even more talent to the region.” – USC-Columbia Technology Incubator Executive Director Bill Kirkland

 

“Richland County is proud to support an environment that fosters innovation and encourages the growth of small businesses such as TCube Solutions.” –Richland County Council Chair Joyce Dickerson

 

“The City of Columbia is thrilled to see TCube Solutions, a local insurance tech start-up and graduate of the USC-Columbia Technology Incubator, expand to Bull Street as they continue to grow into a highly-successful, innovative solutions provider. From their beginnings a decade ago with three employees, their creation of 100 new jobs and $1.7 million investment showcases the incredible growth potential of their company. Their commitment confirms that Columbia is indeed a vibrant, world-class entrepreneurial city, and we congratulate them on their continued success.” –City of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin

 

“Columbia and the Central South Carolina region have long been hubs for the insurance sector, and today offers a thriving insurance technology environment. TCube Solutions is a start-up company that continues to grow and expand here at home. Companies operating in the knowledge economy understand the value of operating in a region that offers tremendous higher education support that generates a trained and skilled workforce. Congratulations to TCube Solutions; we look forward to future growth and development.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • TCube Solutions is expanding its Richland County operations.
  • $1.7 million investment to create 100 new jobs.
  • TCube Solutions is a software services provider and innovation firm for clients around the world.
  • The company will be moving into a 25,000-square-foot workspace in the First Base Building at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, S.C.
  • Interested applicants should visit the company’s careers page online.

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted $11.9 billion in capital investment and over 65,470 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

January 05, 2017

Two utility-scale solar farms will bring $89.1 million capital investment

COLUMBIA, S.C. (January 5, 2017) –  NARENCO (National Renewable Energy Corporation) will be constructing two new utility-scale solar farms in Orangeburg County. The projects are expected to bring $89.1 million in new capital investment.

 

Established in 2009 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., NARENCO has matured into one of the largest solar developers in North America and was ranked No. 6 in Solar Power World’s list of the nation’s Top Solar Developers in 2015. The firm has more than 65 solar facilities in various stages of development across the Southeast, with an additional 125 megawatts under long-term operations and maintenance contracts.

 

Expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2018, the Orangeburg County facilities, located at 238 Juniper Street in Neeses, S.C., will produce renewable solar energy from photovoltaic panels currently sized at over 80 megawatts AC. One megawatt AC (alternating current) of solar energy is enough to provide clean energy to approximately 200 South Carolina homes.

 

For more information on NARENCO, visit www.narenco.com.

 

 

 

QUOTES

“We are excited to advance two of the largest solar projects in South Carolina and look forward to being a contributing member of the Orangeburg County business community. Once constructed, NARENCO's solar facilities will provide significant discretionary tax income to the local community and will deliver clean, cost-competitive, on-peak power to South Carolina ratepayers. We would like to thank South Carolina Electric & Gas and the South Carolina Public Service Authority for their willingness to work with us to make these projects successful. We are truly honored to partner with the State of South Carolina and Orangeburg County on these projects, and we look forward to making additional infrastructure investments in the state in the near future." -NARENCO President of Development Jesse Montgomery

 

"It's another great day in South Carolina as we celebrate NARENCO's decision to invest $89 million in Orangeburg County. Team South Carolina has worked hard to create a competitive business environment for all industries, and when we see a company in the renewable energy industry choose South Carolina as a place to make such a significant investment, it's a huge win for the entire state." -Gov. Nikki Haley

 

"This tremendous investment by NARENCO continues to grow South Carolina's reputation as a top business destination for industries of all types. I'm proud to welcome NARENCO to Orangeburg County and celebrate the environmental and economic opportunities that this project will create." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

"It is indeed a great day in Orangeburg County! We welcome one of the top solar companies in the Southeast. NARENCO has proven to be a dynamic and diversified company that is committed to both the community and the environment. Their decision to locate in Orangeburg County once again validates our superb location and robust utility network. We are truly grateful for their investment and commitment to sustainable alternative energy." -Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr.

 

"Our thanks go out to the Orangeburg County leadership for their continued efforts and vision to make our community a significant leader in manufacturing, distribution and, now, solar energy in South Carolina. NARENCO's potential to provide clean energy to roughly 20,000 homes is a big deal for Orangeburg County. We look forward to reducing the carbon footprint on our community with cutting-edge technology." -Orangeburg County Development Commission Chairman Kenneth Middleton

 

"We proudly welcome NARENCO to the Central S.C. community and to Orangeburg County. Today's announcement of $89.1 million will provide economic benefit for decades to come. Renewable energy has had a profound impact on our region over the past year, with three major announcements in three of our member counties." -Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • National Renewable Energy Corporation (NARENCO) is establishing two new utility-scale solar farms in Orangeburg County.
  • The company is investing $89.1 million in the project.
  • Established in 2009, NARENCO is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.
  • The two new Orangeburg County facilities will be located at 238 Juniper Street in Neeses, S.C. and on Capital Way in Springfield, S.C.
  • Expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2018, the facilities will produce renewable solar energy from 80-megawatt AC (alternating current) photovoltaic panels. 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted $11.8 billion in capital investment and over 65,500 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

December 20, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 20, 2016) –  Labon, a leading technical fiber and textile manufacturer, is establishing its first operations in South Carolina. The Orangeburg County project is expected to bring $3.1 million in capital investment and lead to the creation of 23 new jobs.

 

Established in Shanghai in 2005, Labon specializes in the research, development and manufacturing of technical fibers and textiles for use across a variety of applications, including sealing, friction, hand protection and flame-retardant products.  

 

To launch its first operations in the U.S., Labon has purchased a 15,700-square-foot facility, which will utilize raw materials to produce fibers. Located at 122 Industrial Boulevard in Orangeburg, S.C., the company’s new facility is projected to be operational by January 2017. Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin immediately, and those interested in applying should contact yxl@lbang.com.

 

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.

 

 

QUOTES

“Labon is excited to launch our first operations in the United States in Orangeburg County. Between the skilled workforce and friendly business climate, this decision was easy for us. This development will allow us, not only to accommodate our continued business growth, but better serve our customers as well.” –Labon General Manager Hongxin Chen

 

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Labon to the South Carolina family. It’s special any time a company decides to invest in one of our rural counties because it drastically improves the lives of those in the area. We thank Labon and its leadership for the commitment this investment represents to our state and our people, and look forward to seeing the impact it will have on the Orangeburg community.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

 

“It’s always exciting when foreign-based firms choose the Palmetto State for their new operations. Today, we celebrate China-based Labon and their decision to do business in Orangeburg County.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“SC Ports Authority welcomes Labon’s first U.S. operations facility to South Carolina, and looks forward to serving their growing cargo needs. Our ability to capably and efficiently handle imports and exports for manufacturers across South Carolina is a top priority for the SCPA.” –SC Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome

 

“We welcome this quality international company. Labon’s decision to locate in Orangeburg County once again validates our quality workforce, superb location and robust utility network. We are truly grateful.” –Orangeburg County Council Chairman Johnnie Wright Sr.

 

“Over 60 percent of the announced capital investment here in our region over the past two years has been from foreign-owned enterprises. Today, South Carolina and, specifically, Orangeburg County celebrate another foreign direct investment win for our communities. Congratulations to Labon on their first United States location. We look forward to their successes and watching them grow for many years to come.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Labon is establishing its first U.S. facility in Orangeburg County.
  • $3.1 million investment to create 23 new jobs.
  • Labon is a leading technical fiber and textile manufacturer based out of China.
  • Located at 122 Industrial Boulevard in Orangeburg, S.C., the company has purchased a 15,700-square-foot facility to accommodate its operations.

The new facility is expected to be operational by January 2017

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted $11.7 billion in capital investment and over 65,000 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

December 15, 2016

Manufacturing company to invest $40 million to establish operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 15, 2016) –  – ProBrass Inc., a startup firm specializing in the manufacturing and remanufacturing of rifle brass cartridge cases, is establishing operations in Clarendon County. The company has recently acquired a 144,000-square-foot facility located on 47 acres. The company is investing $40 million in the facility, machinery and equipment, creating more than 70 new jobs in Summerton, S.C. 

 

With machine designs for both the new manufacturing and remanufacturing of brass cartridge cases for small arms ammunition, ProBrass provides military standard, Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute quality products. The company plans to sell its products through distributors specializing in consumer ammunition.

 

Hiring for the new positions will begin in early 2017, and readySC will be assisting with the recruitment process. For more information on the company, contact www.probrassinc.com.

 

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.

 

QUOTES

We made the decision to locate in South Carolina because, in the Palmetto State, pro-business is not a bland statement but a hard core reality. We’ve benefited enormously from the rapid response to our needs, round-the-clock assistance in our location search and continuous support by the S.C. Department of Commerce, Clarendon County officials, the Business Development Corporation of S.C. and the South Carolina Research Authority.  We are truly grateful for all the support and feel most welcome.” –Pro Brass Inc. Co-Founder and CEO Christopher Moe

 

“Any time a company decides to invest in one of our rural counties, it shows a commitment to our state that we couldn’t be more grateful for. ProBrass Inc.’s decision to choose South Carolina as the place to begin its business is a testament to our competitive business environment and our world-class workforce that has made a name for itself as one of the best in the world.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

 

“We’re always excited to see startups investing in our state, and specifically in our rural areas, such as Clarendon County. Today’s announcement by ProBrass Inc. is a testament to the solid, stable business climate that we’ve created in South Carolina, which gives new companies the best opportunity to succeed.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“It is with open arms that we welcome a new corporate citizen to our growing industrial base. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Clarendon County and we look forward to working side by side with ProBrass Inc. and wish them much success.” –Clarendon County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart

 

“Welcome ProBrass Inc., to the Central South Carolina community. We are confident you will have the resources needed to grow and thrive in this innovative, business friendly state. Congratulations once again to Team South Carolina on another big industry announcement.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • ProBrass Inc. is establishing operations in Clarendon County.
  • $40 million investment creating 70 new jobs.
  • ProBrass Inc. is a startup firm specializing in the manufacturing and remanufacturing of rifle brass cartridge cases.
  • Hiring for the new positions will begin in early 2017.
  • readySC will be assisting with the recruitment process.

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted $11.7 billion in capital investment and over 65,000 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine-county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

December 14, 2016

Automotive supplier investing $12.6 million in Newberry County

COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 14, 2016) –  MM Technics, a newly formed American subsidiary of Muhr Metalltechnik, Gmbh + Co. KG, is constructing a metal stamping facility in Newberry County. The company is expected to invest at least $12.6 million and create 65 jobs over the next five years.

 

Headquartered in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Muhr Metalltechnik employs more than 200 associates at its flagship facility in Wenden and a second facility constructed in Poland in 2012. The company uses state-of-the-art mechanical feed presses, deep drawing hydraulic presses and fully-automated cutting and welding equipment to supply more than 15 automotive companies throughout Europe.

 

MM Technics will begin construction of a new 40,000-square foot Newberry County facility in January and expects the new operation to be online by November of 2017. The facility will begin with a new 800-ton mechanical feed press, which it will use to stamp metal structural parts as a Tier 1 BMW supplier.

 

Those interested in joining the MM Technics team should contact Newberry County Economic Development by email at info@newberrycountysc.org.

 

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

 

 

QUOTES

“We are delighted to be expanding to the United States and to Newberry County. Our site selection process was long and difficult, but in the end we found that Newberry County had the right site and the right community for us. We thank the county and its leadership for guiding us through the process and solving every problem that presented itself along the way. We look forward to a very long and prosperous relationship with the county, the state and our customers.” –MM Technics President Meinolf Muhr

 

“Foreign investment continues to be a major driver of South Carolina’s economy, and we are thrilled that MM Technics is the latest international company to invest in our state. This investment shows MM Technics’ commitment to the people of South Carolina, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact this commitment will have in Newberry County and throughout the state.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

 

“With today’s announcement, MM Technics joins a roster of globally-renowned companies that have concluded that South Carolina is ‘Just right’ for business. I congratulate MM Technics and look forward to supporting them as their Newberry County operations come to fruition.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“We couldn’t be more pleased that our community has been chosen by MM Technics for its first plant outside of Europe. From top to bottom, our team worked incredibly hard to bring this win home. These are the kinds of quality and sustainable manufacturing jobs we want in Newberry County and we couldn’t be happier to get our first tenant in Mid-Carolina Commerce Park. On behalf of Council, we pledge to continue working hard for Meinolf and his company and do everything we can to help him be successful in our community.” –Newberry County Council Chairman Henry H. Livingston III

 

“Today’s announcement in Newberry County is evidence that both the public and private sector stakeholders in our state and region continue to advocate for positive economic growth. We welcome MM Technics to the Central SC region, and look forward to being a catalyst in helping them succeed.” –Central SC Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • MM Technics is constructing a new manufacturing plant in Newberry County.
  • $12.6 million investment to create 65 jobs over the next five years.
  • This facility will be Muhr Metalltechnik’s first North American manufacturing facility, and the Newberry County plant will supply stamped metal parts to BMW’s Upstate assembly plant.
  • The company expects construction to begin in January, and the plant is expected to come online by the end of 2017.
  • Those interested in joining the MM Technics team should contact Newberry County Economic Development by email at info@newberrycountysc.org.

 

About MM Technics

Based in Wenden in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Muhr Metalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG is a growing automotive supplier with more than 30 customers throughout Europe. Started as a radiator manufacturer more than 50 years ago, the company offers its customers fully integrated and optimized solutions from component design to large batch production. Over the years it has developed a reputation for flexibility and reliability, and houses a wealth of experience in its core expertise of metalworking and welding.

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted $11.7 billion in capital investment and over 65,000 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

November 22, 2016

Solar farm development to bring $200 million in new investment and create at least five jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 22, 2016) –  Adger Solar, a clean-energy development company, intends to invest $200 million in two separate solar farm projects in Clarendon County. The company is projected to arrange $200 million of new investment and create at least five jobs in the process.

 

Active in the southeastern United States since early 2014, Adger Solar is a clean-energy development company focused on creating lower-cost, utility-scale solar-electric generating facilities, with developments underway in six different counties. Adger Solar is a joint venture with one of the nation’s oldest private energy investors, which has participated in the financing and development of more than 10,000 megawatts (MWs) of wind and solar projects now in operation around the country.

 

The first of these two 72MW solar farms is expected to be operational by the end of 2018, and together these projects will generate enough electricity to supply approximately 25,000 homes on an annual average basis, including customers of the two major local utility providers. 

 

For more information on Adger Solar, visit the company’s website online.

 

 

QUOTES

“Adger Solar has been developing these projects for nearly two years, and we’re very excited to have the strong support of Clarendon County as we move into the next phase of development. These low-profile solar PV projects will complement the county’s strong agricultural base and will become important contributors of jobs, tax revenue and clean power to the local community.” –Adger Solar Principal Bill Moore

 

“Adger Solar’s investment in Clarendon is a real reason to celebrate because it shows that South Carolina is a place where companies in every industry can thrive. This $200 million investment shows that Adger Solar is serious about its commitment to our state and our people, and we look forward to continuing this partnership for many years to come.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

 

“I am excited and encouraged by the decision of Adger Solar to invest $200 million in Clarendon County. This investment will not only provide a boost to one of South Carolina’s persistent poverty counties, but more importantly it is an investment into eliminating this nation’s reliance on both fossil fuel and foreign energy sources.” –U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn

 

“This investment by Adger Solar will further strengthen South Carolina’s growing reputation in the area of renewable energy. Providing both environmental and economic impacts, I’m proud to welcome Adger Solar to Clarendon County and look forward to growing this terrific partnership.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“We have always known Clarendon County to be a great place to live, work and play. Today’s announcement cements our place in the solar energy world and builds towards the county’s goal of green energy and sustainability. We welcome Adger Solar with open arms and look forward to many years of success.” –Clarendon County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart

 

“Today’s announcement by Adger Solar is the largest solar energy project to date in central South Carolina, and we are honored they selected Clarendon County and the Central SC region. Clean, affordable and reliable energy will support our growing population for many, many years to come.” –Central SC Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Adger Solar constructing two new solar projects in Clarendon County.
  • $200 million investment and the creation of at least five jobs.
  • Adger Solar is a clean-energy development company focused on creating low-cost solar-electric generating facilities.
  • The first of these two facilities is projected to be operational in 2018.
  • For more information on Adger Solar, visit the company’s website online.

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted $11.5 billion in capital investment and over 65,000 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

November 18, 2016

Food company investing $5 million in new facility

COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 18, 2016) –  Palace Foods, a specialty food manufacturer, is establishing new operations in McCormick County. The company is expected to invest $5 million in the project and create at least 30 new jobs.

 

Founded in 1977, Palace Foods manufactures food products that are sold by major retailers and through food service distributors in the United States and Canada. With plans for continued growth, the company is well-positioned to do private label manufacturing and product development, focusing on meat pies, cooked proteins, sous-vide products and ready-to-eat meals.

 

Located at 8399 S.C. Highway 28 South in Plum Branch, S.C., the company will be establishing a new 20,000-square-foot facility to expand its production in the United States. Production is expected to begin in the spring of 2018, and hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in the fall of 2017.

 

 

QUOTES

 

“Palace Foods is honored to be joining the South Carolina business community. We thank the people of South Carolina for their generosity and look forward to working together.” –Palace Foods Owner Michael Davidson

 

“Palace Foods’ investment in Plum Branch not only means jobs for the people of McCormick County – it means progress for South Carolina because, as of today, we have announced jobs in each one of our 46 counties, and that’s something we can all celebrate.” –Gov. Nikki Haley

 

“A testament to South Carolina’s status as a leader in agribusiness, we are proud that Palace Foods has decided to join the impressive roster of successful agribusiness firms operating within our borders. I congratulate McCormick County on this tremendous news, and we look forward to watching Palace Foods thrive there for many years to come.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

 

“I am excited to welcome Palace Foods to McCormick County. This company will add value to our state’s number one industry, agribusiness; and, their investment brings jobs to rural South Carolina.” –South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers

 

“On behalf of county council and the residents of McCormick County, we are very pleased that Palace Foods has shown an interest in selecting McCormick County as a place to locate its business. We look forward to the construction of a new facility to create jobs and provide an economic boost for McCormick County.” –McCormick County Council Chairman Charles Jennings

 

“We are very excited to have Palace Foods become the first tenant in our new McCormick County Industrial Park. As we celebrate our “100 Years of Progress” centennial, we look forward to a long and prosperous venture, and we welcome this new industry to the McCormick County family.” –McCormick County Economic Director Thessa G. Smith

 

“On behalf of South Carolina Power Team, Little River Electric Cooperative and Santee Cooper, we welcome Palace Foods to McCormick County. As partners in progress and prosperity, we are excited to see Palace Foods invest in McCormick County and its people. We look forward to serving as their utility partner, helping them grow and succeed for years to come.” –South Carolina Power Team President and CEO James Chavez

 

“We are honored to welcome Palace Foods to McCormick County, South Carolina. This announcement today will have a lifelong positive effect on the McCormick County community and workforce throughout the region. Congratulations to Palace Foods, South Carolina and McCormick County on this terrific industry location.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 

 

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Palace Foods is launching new operations in McCormick County.
  • $5 million investment to create at least 30 new jobs.
  • Palace Foods is a specialty food manufacturer that produces products sold by major retailers in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Located at 8399 S.C. Highway 28 South in Plum Branch, S.C., the company will be establishing a new 20,000-square-foot production facility.
  • Hiring for the new positions is projected to begin in the fall of 2017.

 

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted $11.5 billion in capital investment and over 65,000 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.

 

CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

November 09, 2016

County of Lexington is excited to announce the hiring of Mike Eades as the County’s next Economic Development Director

After a thorough search, the County of Lexington is excited to announce the hiring of Mike Eades as the County’s next Economic Development Director.

Eades, a 39-year veteran of economic development, will be charged with increasing the County’s industry, economy and job growth, while providing abundant opportunities for all in a quality environment.

A native of Washington County, Virginia, Eades received his B.A. Degree from Emory & Henry College, double majoring in Geography and Geology. He then took postgraduate studies in Economic Geography at the University of South Carolina, and graduated from the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.

Eades’ extensive education and wealth of knowledge of economic development is coupled with the illustrious experience he brings to the position. He began his full-time economic development in South Carolina in 1976. Since then, Eades has served in executive positions for a variety of economic development companies throughout South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Louisiana. 

Eades most recently served as the President and CEO of Ascension Economic Development Corp. in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. In the last five years, he’s worked on 16 new projects, representing $933 million in capital investments and 585 new jobs. He also assisted in 35 projects with expansions representing $6.48 billion in capital investment and 1,145 new jobs.

Due in part to his work, Ascension Economic Development Corp. was recognized by the International Economic Development Council and Atlas Advertising for having the highest level of announced new-and expanding-capital investment per capita of any county-political subdivision in North America.

He was also recognized in Southern Business & Development Magazine as one of the “Ten People Who Made a Difference in the South in 2012.”

Eades previously lived in Lexington County for 18 years and participated in a multitude of economic development projects within the County, including Michelin, Pirreli, Golden State Foods and Otis Spunkmeyer. His work also extended beyond County lines, including Union Camp and FN Manufacturing to Richland County.

Eades will begin with the County of Lexington on November 21st. We are honored to welcome Eades’ talents back to Lexington County, as part of the County’s Economic Development team and look forward to seeing him grow within our County.

October 18, 2016

Diversified wood products company investing $33 million in new expansion

COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 18, 2016) – West Fraser, a diversified wood products company, is expanding its Newberry County sawmill operations. The project is expected to bring $33 million in new capital investment.


Established in 1955, West Fraser produces lumber, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), medium-density fiberboard (MDF), plywood, pulp, newsprint and wood chips, as well as energy through several bioenergy initiatives. Beginning as a small, three-man operation, the company has grown into the largest lumber producer in North America, operating facilities throughout western Canada and the southern United States.


Located at 3287 College St. in Newberry, S.C., West Fraser’s Newberry sawmill directly employs 155 workers. Since 2007, the company has invested millions to modernize the mill and plans to invest $33 million more to procure wood, services and goods in Newberry County. West Fraser also plans to install a log merchandiser designed to increase production by more than 37 percent.


For more information on West Fraser, visit the company’s website at www.westfraser.com.

 


QUOTES
“West Fraser believes in making investments to improve our operations. This initiative will support our capital investment to expand production at the mill. Building a strong business supports our mill’s competitiveness so we can continue to be an active employer and a positive contributor to Newberry County.” –West Fraser Newberry Lumber Mill General Manager DJ Russell


“We are proud to celebrate West Fraser’s latest investment in South Carolina and our people. Anytime a company is able to grow and expand its South Carolina operations, it proves what we already know – that we have one of the most competitive business environments in the world and a workforce that can get the job done for companies in every industry.” –Gov. Nikki Haley


“It’s exciting to see a company with such a long history here continue to invest in the people of South Carolina. West Fraser’s decision to invest $33 million more in Newberry County is a great win for the county, the region and the state as a whole.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“West Fraser’s sizable reinvestment in South Carolina is a testament to the state’s healthy, abundant and resilient forest resource. The company’s expansion expresses the utmost confidence in the private landowners whose sustainably-managed forestlands power the economic engine of our nearly $20 billion forest products industry.” –South Carolina Forester Gene Kodama


“We’re delighted that West Fraser continues to invest in Newberry County. I think existing industry expansions are a vote of confidence, not only in the local company’s workers and management, but also in the community itself. We’re proud to continue to call West Fraser a partner in this community’s growth and success.” –Newberry County Council Chairman Henry H. Livingston III


“Over 60 percent of the announcements last year in the Central S.C. region were from existing industries, and Newberry County and Central South Carolina continue to constitute a positive environment for business growth. West Fraser’s decision to expand operations in Newberry County is further evidence of this. Congratulations to West Fraser and Newberry County on this great announcement.” –Central S.C. Alliance Chairman Mike Brenan

 


FIVE FAST FACTS

  • West Fraser is expanding its Newberry County sawmill operations.
  • $33 million capital investment.
  • West Fraser is a diversified wood products company with operations in western Canada and the southern United States.
  • Located at 3287 College St. in Newberry, S.C., the company will install a log merchandiser that promises to increase production by more than 37 percent.
  • For more information on West Fraser, visit www.westfraser.com.

 

About Central South Carolina Alliance
The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted $11.4 billion in capital investment and over 65,000 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.


CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

September 01, 2016

Initiative designed to assist established companies with small-scale entry operations in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 1, 2016) - The South Carolina Department of Commerce today announced the official launch of its new Landing Pad program. A collaborative effort with the state's regional economic development alliances, the Landing Pad program aims to assist established companies from around the world who are looking to enter either the U.S. or South Carolina markets for the first time.

 

Through this program, the Department of Commerce will encourage and enable global companies to put feet on the ground in South Carolina by streamlining what can be perceived as an overwhelming process in an unfamiliar market. From regulation and taxation issues to translation or office space, the Landing Pad program will connect businesses to the appropriate service providers through the state's regional economic development partners, helping them get started in a reliable and cost-effective way.

 

"We frequently come across successful and growing global companies who know that they have market potential here, but aren't quite ready to dive in and open a full-scale manufacturing facility before testing the waters," said South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. "These firms want to be conservative and begin with a sales and marketing office, or a small warehouse with a few employees - but they don't know where in the U.S. to go, or how to start. The Landing Pad program will allow us to help these companies minimize the risk of establishing operations in a new market and guide them through the process."

 

By helping businesses make necessary connections and navigate the requirements for doing business in the state, this program will allow companies to focus more on securing new North American sales and expanding existing customer bases. In the end, the goal for the Landing Pad program is to ensure an even greater success rate for these companies and lay a foundation for future investment and job creation in South Carolina.

 

"Our hope is that our Landing Pad participant companies thrive here, so that, in the future, when they are ready for something larger, it will be here in South Carolina due to their positive experience and our pro-business climate," said Hitt.

 

For more information on the Landing Pad program, contact the S.C. Department of Commerce's Division of International Strategy & Trade at GrowfromSC@SCCommerce.com

 

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. IBM-Plant Location International reports in 2012, 2013 and 2015 ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR

Director of Marketing & Communications

South Carolina Department of Commerce

(803) 737-1998 

afairwell@sccommerce.com

www.SCcommerce.com 

August 24, 2016

CSCA awarded merit award for second straight year in Communication Awards Competition

Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) awards Central SC Alliance communication merits for new website and European delegation brochure


COLUMBIA, S.C. (August 24, 2016) – For a second year in a row, the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) has awarded the Central SC Alliance (CSCA) a merit award in its annual Communication Awards Competition. The 2016 awarded merit is for the design, aesthetics, and overall information on the newly launched CSCA website. The 2015 merit award was for the design of the organization’s European delegation brochure.


The newly redesigned CSCA website was launched in May of 2016 with numerous enhancements that expand on regional data and boost user-friendliness. Among the most notable changes, the property search function has been redesigned to provide users faster, more comprehensive searches of available properties, as well as customizable downloading of maps, property details, and documents. Expanded landing pages for the nine member counties and the City of Columbia provide increased insight into the demographics, workforce, and quality of life available. CSCA also added two new filterable databases; including one for regional employers for prospect research, and another for private Alliance investors, which offers users contact and general information for potential vendors.


CSCA’s European delegation brochure, a European marketing collateral pamphlet, was created for dissemination during a 10-day economic development recruitment mission to destinations in half a dozen European countries. The brochure highlighted the purpose of the mission, along with details on the Central SC region and delegates participating on the trip.


About Central South Carolina Alliance
The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted $11.4 billion in capital investment and over 65,000 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.


CSCA represents nine counties and the City of Columbia. (The nine county region includes, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland.) To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.

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