Study says manufacturing contributes over $200 billion to SC’s economy

Tuesday, the South Carolina Manufacturing Alliance released the results of a study on the impact of manufacturing on the state. According to the study conducted by the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business, manufacturing contributes $206 billion a year to the state’s economy and provides more than 700,000 jobs.

Groundbreaking Being Held for Volvo Interchange

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Ground is being broken for a new interchange on Interstate 26 to provide access to a $500 million Volvo Cars manufacturing plant. Officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the interchange to connect a road leading to the plant. The plant is about 30 miles northwest of Charleston and is already under construction as is…

$4.2B in Industrial Investment Announced in SC in 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than $4.2 billion in business investment was announced in South Carolina during 2015 _ investment expected to create more than 17,000 jobs. The South Carolina Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that 150 capital investment projects were announced across the state. The numbers include both new plants locating in the state and the expansion of existing…