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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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Avinger Funeral Home Lunch & Learn

Avinger Funeral Home Lunch & Learn Plan Ahead & Be Prepared Join Avinger Funeral Home for a free “Lunch & Learn” Seminar Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Clark’s Restaurant 114 Bradford Blvd., Santee SC 29142 Download Form

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Dorchester County Council Approves Third Reading of An Ordinance to Adopt New Redistricting Map

On December 16, 2021, Dorchester County Council gave third and final reading to an Ordinance approving the 2021 redistricting plan.  This process included redrawing the lines of districts from which public officials are elected to accommodate population changes from the previous decade. This process is required by the Home Rule Act of 1975 and the Code…

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Economists Predict Full Recovery for South Carolina in 2022

University of South Carolina Economists predict the state’s economy will fully recover from the COVID-19 pandemic next year. According to data released in the 2022 Economic Outlook report from the Darla Moore School of Business, South Carolina is one of only 11 states to have completely recovered its pre-pandemic labor force. The unemployment rate in…

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