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  • Unemployment Insurance Claims Decrease in SC

    September 18, 2020

    For claim week ending September 12th, the number of South Carolinians who filed their initial claim for unemployment insurance benefits is 4,283, a decrease of 830 initial claims from the week prior. This brings the initial claims total to 739,643 received since mid-March.

  • Senators Scott, Graham Introduce State Fix Act to Promote Broadband Access

    September 17, 2020

    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) today introduced The State Fix Act to help promote rural and underserved broadband access in South Carolina and around the nation. The legislation builds upon legislation the South Carolina senators introduced earlier this year, The Governors Broadband Development Fund.

  • Clemson Extension Agribusiness Program Seeks Budding Entrepreneurs

    September 16, 2020

    Clemson Cooperative Extension is partnering with a statewide initiative that aims to offer farmers the tools they need to be nationally competitive and take their operations to the next level in terms of profitability.

  • SC Ports Sees Further Rebound in August Ahead of Big Ship Arrival

    September 15, 2020

    South Carolina Ports Authority saw some positive cargo trends in August, pointing to a slow but emerging recovery during the ongoing global pandemic.

  • SCBIO Hosts Statewide Life Sciences Boot Camp on Industry Essentials September 23rd

    September 14, 2020

    SCBIO will host a half-day virtual program September 23rd -- Life Sciences Boot Camp: Building Your Brand & Business In a Pandemic – to inform and connect businesses, educators and professionals from across the state on leveraging opportunities, identifying trends and overcoming challenges that face organizations interested in tapping into South Carolina’s fastest-growing industry segment.

  • Duke Energy and Solar Industry Achieve Milestone Agreements to Expand Solar in the Carolinas

    September 11, 2020

    A pair of collaborative milestones have been reached between Duke Energy and third-party solar developers as well as industry organizations to create a pathway for more solar energy in the Carolinas.

  • DHEC Launches COVID-19 Pledge Project for South Carolina’s Business Community

    September 10, 2020

    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is launching a new pledge project to further engage the Palmetto State’s business community in the fight against COVID-19.

  • South Carolina Department of Transportation Goes Live with Iteris’ ClearRoute

    September 09, 2020

    Iteris, Inc., the global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today announced the deployment of ClearRoute, the company’s next-generation traveler information services solution. The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), which has now deployed ClearRoute, will provide the traveling public who rely on the state’s 511 traveler information service a significantly enhanced user experience.

  • First Citizens’ James Bennett Begins Term as S.C. Bankers Association Chairman

    September 08, 2020

    James Bennett, Mid-South area executive for First Citizens Bank, began a one-year term as chairman of the South Carolina Bankers Association on July 1. Bennett, the first African-American to hold the chairman’s position, was elected by a vote of SCBA members.

  • The Official 2020 SC TOP25 Fastest Growing Companies Announced

    September 03, 2020

    Now in its 19th year, this competition recognizes the achievements of top-performing private and publicly-owned companies that have contributed to South Carolina's economy through exceptional increases in revenues and employment.

  • S.C. Department of Commerce: The Economic Pace is Starting to Pick Up

    September 02, 2020

    "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." Those words by legendary entrepreneur and country singer Jimmy Dean ring true today, as Team South Carolina continues to adapt our approach to economic development during the COVID-19 era.

  • Commerce Awards $3.2M to 8 S.C. Organizations

    September 01, 2020

    Eight S.C. organizations will be awarded CARES Act Recovery Assistance from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help boost their economic development programs during the pandemic, the Commerce Department said in a news release.

  • New Online Ordering System Sends Clemson Ice Cream around the U.S.

    August 31, 2020

    A new online ordering system is helping the ’55 Exchange, a student-run business on Clemson University’s campus where Clemson Ice Cream and other dairy products are sold, recoup losses incurred from being shut down because of COVID-19.

  • S.C. Manufacturers Alliance Looks to the Future at Annual Meeting

    August 28, 2020

    Despite challenges brought on by COVID-19, the state of South Carolina’s manufacturing economy remains strong. That was the overriding message from the first-ever virtual annual conference of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance held on August 27, 2020.

  • SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company EnviroMix Acquired by GEF Capital Partners

    August 27, 2020

    The South Carolina Research Authority, a public, non-profit corporation fueling South Carolina’s innovation economy, today announces that GEF Capital Partners, a private equity fund making investments in companies that promote resource efficiency and that are building a more sustainable future, has acquired a controlling interest in innovative water and wastewater solutions provider EnviroMix, Inc., an SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company.

  • Update Mask Requirement Data Reinforces that Masks Work; Latest COVID-19 Update

    August 26, 2020

    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) shared updated data that shows communities with mask requirement ordinances in place continue to see a slower rate of disease spread compared to communities without mask requirements.

  • S.C. Technical College System President: A Pandemic Shouldn't Change the Trajectory of Your Education

    August 25, 2020

    COVID-19 has significantly impacted many of our day-to-day activities. It has changed how we shop, socialize, work, travel, and the list goes on. But this pandemic doesn't have to change the trajectory of your education. You can affordably and safely work towards your higher education goals and accelerate your post-pandemic life even further by attending one of South Carolina's technical colleges.

  • Top SC Business Executives Share Secrets to Successfully Weathering COVID-19 in August 25th Webinar

    August 24, 2020

    Top executives from five of the Palmetto State’s leading life sciences organizations will share how they have found opportunity by pivoting, product adjustment, service expansion and partnering to overcome the global COVID pandemic and find accelerating opportunity and growth. The SCBIO webinar, free and open to the public with advance registration, will take place Tuesday, August 25 at 10 a.m. EST.

  • Filling the Lifeboat and Helping South Carolinians Get Back to Work

    August 21, 2020

    To help support the state’s evolving workforce that’s been uprooted due to COVID-19, the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce’s (DEW) Labor Market Information (LMI) team is busy working to identify the top 29 Lifeboat jobs that can guide individuals to new employment opportunities and financial security.

  • Census Bureau Adapts Operations to Ensure Everyone Is Counted

    August 21, 2020

    As the U.S. Census Bureau continues to monitor the impacts COVID-19 has on 2020 Census operations, changes to operations are being deployed to ensure the safety of staff and the public while maximizing the number of households that respond on their own to the 2020 Census.

  • SC Works Centers around the State Get Creative to Continue Services that Connect Jobseekers and Employers

    August 20, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created both crisis and creativity. When it comes to unemployment in South Carolina, the state went from record low rates to a historically high, double-digit employment crisis within one month. However, when the need for re-employment services skyrocketed, the SC Works centers got creative.

  • Employer Summit to Close Disability Employment Gap

    August 19, 2020

    South Carolina businesses and human resource professionals will be gathering online in October to learn how to close the disability employment gap and build a disability-inclusive workforce.

  • Cyber Academy of South Carolina is Waiting for You

    August 18, 2020

    Cyber Academy of South Carolina (CASC), an online public school, invites students across the state to enroll in the interactive and engaging online learning experience they need during these unprecedented times.

  • S.C. Department of Commerce: Education Today for Future Economic Success

    August 17, 2020

    "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." That powerful quote by Nelson Mandela hits home especially this time of year, as thousands of South Carolina students prepare to head back to school.

  • South Carolina Unemployment Claims are Lowest Since Pandemic Began

    August 14, 2020

    Initial Claims: For claim week ending August 8, 2020, the number of South Carolinians who filed their initial claim for unemployment insurance benefits is 5,921, a decrease of 2,988 initial claims from the week prior. This brings the initial claims total to 712,449 received since mid-March.

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