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8:01 am on Wednesday September 3, 2014

Georgetown County Economic Development donates $50,000 to local startup incubator, Startup.SC

Georgetown County will provide $50,000 to Startup.SC, a non profit startup incubator working to build scalable technology-based businesses with the ability to scale to $10 million over the next five years. The investment will be matched with $50,000...
4:33 am on Friday June 14, 2013

'Project Robot' likely to land first tenant at Beaufort Commerce Park

A debated $850,000 county economic incentive package is looking likely to land the first business at the City of Beaufort's $1.85 million Beaufort Commerce Park.
8:08 am on Wednesday April 17, 2013

Jasper port valued at $1 billion, now is time to start construction

A report has valued the long-planned Jasper Ocean Terminal at $1 billion dollars and taking 13 years to develop, with a first-year viability in 2025.
10:14 am on Tuesday April 9, 2013

Boeing to create another 2,000 S.C. jobs with $1B investment

Boeing is expected to commit to spend another $1 billion in South Carolina to create 2,000 jobs over the next 8 years in order to qualify for large economic incentives. Since 2009 the company has created more than 6,000 jobs at its North Charleston...
7:12 am on Thursday October 4, 2012

Native Sons revealed as "Project AF" for 80 jobs, now hiring 10-15 people

Courtesy photo from Native Sons The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation has been working with established local screen printing business, Native Sons, on a package called Project AF that promises to ultimately create 80 above...
7:28 am on Tuesday June 26, 2012

Ni Hao Y'all! China wants to golf in Myrtle Beach

  Update June 26, 2012: Last year the City of Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes took a trip to China. You can read the original story below. While we may have poked a little fun at the trip, it may have paid off. According to Al Blondin of The Sun News...
5:25 am on Thursday May 31, 2012

Clock is ticking for new Economic Development CEO (Update: Progress)

Kotomi Yamamura Update May 31, 2012: WPDE caught up with Lofton and reports that he is more than halfway to his goal. A large part of this is thanks to the recent Frontier Communications announcement. For more information on the 500 job deadline,...
5:56 am on Wednesday May 30, 2012

North Charleston City Gallery to Exhibit 4th Annual Cherokee & Native American Art Showcase

The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that the 4th Annual Cherokee & Native American Art Showcase will be on exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery during the month of June. The exhibition, titled...
1:06 pm on Sunday April 8, 2012

Myrtle Beach iTAP nearly ready to market (Update: Phase I completes in April)

Update April 8, 2012: It's been a while since we reported on the progress of iTAP (see earlier reports below) but that doesn't mean progress hasn't been made. Phase I of the International Aerospace and Technology Park consisted of establishing...
3:09 am on Tuesday April 3, 2012

Final vote at today's council meeting for purchase of Beaufort Commerce Park

Update: Approved. First reporting: Today at 6:30 p.m., on April 3, Beaufort City Council will conveine. At the end of it, the city may be buying $1.85 million worth of land. Yes, today is the final vote for the purchase of the 167-acre foreclosed...