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South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association announces 2022-23 President and Board of Directors The South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA) announced its 2022-23 officers and board of directors during the organization’s annual conference in Hilton Head.  SCEDA and its 600+ members have been the ‘Voice of Economic Development’ in the Palmetto State for more than 50…

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SBA 6 Month Deferment

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) An additional 6-month deferment has been granted on your COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). All COVID-19 EIDL loans will have the first payment due extended from 24-months to 30-months from the date of the Note. You are required to resume regular principal and interest payments 30 months from…

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20 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

  March 8, 2022, is International Women’s Day when the world celebrates the many contributions of women everywhere. If you’re not sure how to celebrate, we have some ideas for you and your business. For the ideas in this article, think across multiple mediums to add content on your blog, in videos, reels, podcast episode,…

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Dorchester County Receives Upgrade, AA+ Rating for General Obligation Bonds

Dorchester County Receives Upgrade, AA+ Rating for General Obligation Bonds On February 24, 2022, Dorchester County received an S&P Global Ratings boost from ‘AA’ to ‘AA+’ for the county’s Series 2022 General Obligation (GO) bonds. Periodically, and in all circumstances when bonds are issued to finance various projects, the county undergoes a review with rating…

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Meet our partners: Apprenticeship Carolina™, Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech, and Trident Tech

Meet our partners: Apprenticeship Carolina™, Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech, & Trident Tech We’re proud to partner with Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and Trident Technical College to build Tri-County Region’s manufacturing talent and workforce. Apprenticeship Carolina™ is our closest partners in this effort. Both schools can assist you.   A division of the SC Technical College System, Apprenticeship Carolina™…

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State leads the nation as top exporter of tires and completed passenger motor vehicles

State leads the nation as top exporter of tires and completed passenger motor vehicles S.C. export sales topped $29.7 billion in 2021 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster, the S.C. Department of Commerce and the SC Ports Authority today announced that the state’s 2021 export sales totaled $29.7 billion, according to data from the U.S.…

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Tri-County Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards

Tri-County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centers celebrated the region’s businesses at the annual Member Celebration and Business Awards on January 20, 2022. The Chamber is proud to recognize outstanding businesses that have made contributions to our community. It is a great honor to recognize those who excel in their businesses.   2021 Large…

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State of South Carolina releases record-setting industry recruitment figures for 2021

Economic activity capped by $5.7 billion in capital investment, more than 18,000 jobs recruited The South Carolina Department of Commerce today released its 2021 industry recruitment results, which break multiple records set throughout the past decade. In total, the state won 153 projects, accounting for $5.7 billion in capital investment and more than 18,000 new…

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South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Releases 2022 Competitiveness Agenda

Ahead of the start of the 2022 legislative session, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce today released its annual Competitiveness Agenda, with seven major areas of improvement the General Assembly should address to make the Palmetto State more business-friendly.   The Competitiveness Agenda, developed annually, consists of initiatives impacting job creators and businesses from industry sectors…

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