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Recent S.C. employment reports show maintained growth

A recent report about the employment situation in South Carolina for the month of March shows that employment levels have risen by 5,838 people and will continue to rise.

HillSouth becomes resource partner for SCRA Technology Ventures

HillSouth, a company based in Florence, South Carolina, recently joined SCRA Technology Ventures as part of SCRA’s Resource Partner Network.

Bill to reform South Carolina infrastructure finance advances

The South Carolina House of Representatives recently approved the “South Carolina Infrastructure Finance Reform and Tax Relief Act” that will enable the South Carolina Senate to modify a $400 million infrastructure bill.

Orchids Paper Products coming to Barnwell County

Orchids Paper Products Company, a company that produces private label, high-quality consumer tissue products, recently established a new operation in Barnwell County, South Carolina. Experts estimate that the new branch will create 134 additional jobs for the Barnwell community. The company has invested approximately $110 million in this branch, and officials have reported that they are willing to invest more in the future. Founded in 1998, Orchids originates from Pryor, Oklahoma.

Top South Carolina brokerage producers receive awards at NAI Avant banquet

A number of top brokerage producers in the Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina, markets were recognized recently at the NAI Avant 2014 Awards Banquet.

Wells Fargo names community banking area president of Midlands market

Liza Hall has been named Wells Fargo & Company's community banking area president for the Midlands market, succeeding Kathy Heffley, who has been promoted to Community Banking Regional President for South Carolina.

Groups urge changes to Mt. Pleasant Growth Management Plan

Seven regional membership and business organizations have voiced their concerns about the Mt.

EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics to open facility in Anderson

EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, a subsidiary of Germany's EuWe Group, said on Thursday that it will open its first U.S. facility in Anderson, South Carolina, a move expected to bring approximately 49 new jobs to the area. As a supplier of metal and plastics products, the EuWe Group has seen tremendous growth since its founding in 1968.

Boeing honors Michelin's Aircraft Tire Division

The Boeing Co. has recognized Michelin Group’s Aircraft Tire Division as Supplier of the Year in the Electronics/Hydraulics/Mechanical category. Michelin was honored with 13 other companies and one university during a ceremony last week in Chantilly, Virginia, for its distinguished work with Boeing.

Manufacturers support trade promotion legislation

Manufacturers are rallying behind bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation introduced last week by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI).

Graydon Thompson names new audit manager

Graydon Thompson LLC, a South Carolina-based accounting firm designed to offer individuals and organizations in North and South Carolina a high-expertise, high-touch alternative to other accounting and consulting firms in the region, has named Charles Goessel manager on the expanding audit and assurance team.

Columbia to use grant for upward-mobility program

The City of Columbia has received a $75,000 grant from the Assets for Independence Program, and the city will match the grant, for a total of $150,000, which will be used for the city's Individual Development Account Program (IDA). The IDA program allows individuals to use their savings and match money toward the purchase of a home, small business or post-secondary education.

Columbia Chamber: Infrastructure upgrades must be priority

Columbia’s Chamber of Commerce has called for action and accountability on Wednesday in the wake of badly needed repairs to the city’s water and sewer system. “The city has held off on replacing or repairing the water and sewer lines, some of which are more than 50 years old,” the chamber said on Wednesday in Columbia.

Haley to give keynote speech at Retail Energy Executive Forum

Gov. Nikki Haley will deliver the keynote address on May 7 during DNV GL's 26th Retail Energy Executive Forum in Charleston. "We're honored to have Governor Haley address this year's forum," Soner Kanlier, head of retail energy markets at DNV GL, said.

Midlands region's industrial market spurs significant growth

South Carolina's Midlands region has shown significant growth in job creation, investment and construction activity, all of which coincides with the amount of manufacturing growth in the region.

South Carolina Realtors unveil March market numbers

According to a recent release from South Carolina Realtors (SCR), the state of South Carolina had a healthy selling season in March.

Robinson joins Collins & Lacy law firm

Collins & Lacy PC recently announced that Laura Robinson has joined the firm’s Columbia office, where she will be a special counsel for workers’ compensation claims.

Allen University receives grant from Boeing

Boeing Co. said Tuesday that it has awarded a $250,000 grant to Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina.

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