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  • Jul

    South Carolina ranks 21st in the country in the overall size of its “clean” or “green” economy, according to a report released today by the Brookings Institution.

    The ranking was achieved largely on the use of alternative fuels by its largest manufacturing facility, the BMW Manufacturing Company plant in Greer. General Electric’s wind turbine manufacturing operation and KEMET Electronics’ production of components for electric cars also boosted the Greenville area — and the state — in the rankings.

    13
    2011
  • Jun

    In 2010, South Carolina sent 500,000 tons of easily recyclable material to the landfill — material that, if recycled, would have brought in nearly $72 million in revenue to the state. In response to these numbers, the South Carolina Recycling Council (SCRC) established a new program called “Share the Load,” which is being implemented at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center (SCTAC) in Greenville. Surrounding Donaldson Center Airport, SCTAC’s 2,600-acre campus houses technology and industrial businesses. Key companies onsite include Lockheed Martin, Michelin and 3M.

    1
    2011
  • Dec

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – December 16, 2010 – The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Florence County Economic Development Partnership (FCEDP) today announced that Wellman Plastics Recycling will increase its current operations in Florence County. The $2.5 million investment is expected to generate 50 new jobs over the next two years.

    16
    2010
  • Dec

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – December 9, 2010 – The South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Florence County Economic Development Partnership (FCEDP) today announced that ICE Recycling LLC, a recycler of plastics and polymers, will expand its operations in Florence County. The $4.35 million investment is expected to generate 50 new jobs.

    9
    2010
  • Dec

    COLUMBIA, S.C.- December 3, 2010 – Gov. Mark Sanford, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Dorchester County and the Charleston Regional Development Alliance today joined Robert Bosch LLC, a leading automotive supplier in North America, to announce the company’s plans to expand its Dorchester County operations. Over the next five years, Bosch will invest approximately $125 million in the company’s manufacturing facility in Dorchester County and create approximately 300 new jobs.

    3
    2010
  • Nov

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – November 23, 2010 – The South Carolina Department of Commerce, the Barnwell County Economic Development Commission and the SouthernCarolina Alliance today announced that South Carolina Tissue (SCT) will locate its new production facility in Barnwell County. The $140 million investment is expected to generate 200 new jobs over the next five years.

    23
    2010
  • Nov

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – November 22, 2010 – The South Carolina Department of Commerce, Allendale County and the SouthernCarolina Alliance today announced that Southeast Renewable Energy will build its new renewable energy facility in Allendale County. The $50 million investment is expected to generate 20 new jobs over the next five years.

    22
    2010
  • Apr

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – April 21, 2010 – The South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation (MBREDC) today announced that Myrtle Beach Recycling Inc. will locate its new operations in Horry County. The $5 million investment is expected to generate 15 new jobs.

    21
    2010
  • Mar

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – March 24, 2010 – The South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Futures Group of Spartanburg County today announced that Leigh Fibers Inc., a supplier of reprocessed and raw fibers, will expand its manufacturing plant in Spartanburg County. The $10.1 million investment is expected to generate 40 new jobs over the next five years.

    24
    2010
  • COLUMIBA, S.C. – Advanta Southeast, a maker of reusable packaging, will locate its new operating facility in Clarendon County. The $3.5 million investment is expected to generate 30 new jobs.

    The company designs and produces reusable packing solutions for a number of clients, including General Motors, Ford, BMW, Lear and Yamaha, among others. Advanta already has a presence in Duncan, and expects the new facility to begin operations within the next month.