South Carolina Department of Commerce News

Electro-Spec to add 53 jobs in Lexington County

Electro-Spec Inc. is starting a new production operation in Lexington County.

AmbioPharm to expand its Aiken County operations

AmbioPharm Inc., a manufacturer of biopharmaceuticals, plans an $18 million expansion of its Aiken County operations and will add 100 new jobs within five years.

Clinical trials coordinator brings 80 new jobs to Charleston

A Charleston County business is set to create 80 new jobs in the area as it expands operations.

Mid-States Packaging opens $5.2 million hub in Charleston County

Family-owned logistics and warehouse business Mid-States Packaging Inc. is launching a new, $5.2 million Charleston County facility where it expects to create 30 jobs, the South Carolina Department of Commerce announced recently.

South Carolina posts another record year in international trade

The South Carolina Department of Commerce, in releasing its 2016 industry recruitment and international trade results, recruited more than $3.4 billion in capital investment, creating approximately 13,100 new jobs.

53 years of service recognized with Order of the Palmetto

In recognition of his 53 years of employment with the state of South Carolina, then-Gov. Nikki Haley recently awarded the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor, to Robert E. "Bob" Marriott.

Bintelli LLC expands Charleston County operations, adds jobs

Bintelli LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of mopeds, scooters and other electric vehicles. has expanded its Charleston County operations and is expected to generate 23 new jobs over the next five years.

Shanghai firm brings its U.S. operations to Orangeburg County

Labron, a technical fiber and textile manufacture, is opening its first U.S. facility in Orangeburg County, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce.

ProBrass plans new Clarendon County operation

Rifle cartridge case manufacturer ProBrass Inc. is preparing to launch facilities in Clarendon County, having recently invested $40 million in property and equipment to create over 70 new jobs in Summerton starting in early 2017.

Techtronic to invest $75 million in South Carolina, creating 250 jobs

Techtronic Industries is expanding its Power Equipment Group’s operations in Anderson County with a $75 million investment that is expected to create 250 new jobs in the upstate over the next several years.

South Carolina Department of Commerce re-launches website

The South Carolina Department of Commerce has re-launched its LocateSC website, an online tool for site selection needs.

Over 50 complete 2016 South Carolina Economic Development Institute

More than 50 community stakeholders and economic development professionals participated in the 2016 South Carolina Economic Development Institute, with its last of four sessions culminating in a McCormick County graduation ceremony.

Environmental groups from the Carolinas host conference

The South Carolina Department of Commerce recently partnered with the North Carolina Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service to host a two-day conference in Rock Hill featuring the South Carolina Carpet Recovery Coalition and the Carolinas Plastics Recycling Council meetings.

Kovacs named to Commerce Department workforce leadership post

To oversee the state’s new Coordinating Council for Workforce Development created earlier in 2016, Elisabeth Kovacs has been promoted to Deputy Director of Workforce Development within the South Carolina Department of Commerce.

Trio of South Carolina businesses honored for worldwide sales

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently recognized three South Carolina businesses with Export Achievement Certificates during an event at the World Trade Center in Charleston.

Department of Commerce receives $333,364 STEP grant

A State Trade Expansion Program grant was awarded to the South Carolina Department of Commerce from the Small Business Administration for $333,364 which is the amount the Department of Commerce sought.

Landing Pad program Launched by SC Department of Commerce

The new Landing Pad program by the South Carolina Department of Commerce launched today to help established companies from around the world to enter the U.S. or South Carolina markets for the first time.

State commerce sector teams with biomedical field

The South Carolina Department of Commerce recently announced an alliance with the South Carolina Biotechnology Industry Organization (SCBIO) to identify life science growth strategies in the Palmetto State, ferreting out barriers and finding functional advantages.

Prysmian Group expanding Abbeville County operations

An electric cable company is making a $1.9 million investment in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors to launch operations in Laurens County

Officials for Yanfeng Automotive Interiors have announced plans to make a $71 million investment in Laurens County, South Carolina.

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