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S.C. Commerce awarded grant to support export assistance programs

The South Carolina Department of Commerce (S.C. Commerce) has been awarded a State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant from the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) for the 10th consecutive year. The state received its full requested amount of $250,000 to support and encourage small business export success.

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S.C. Commerce launches new LocateSC online platform

LocateSCThe South Carolina Department of Commerce (S.C. Commerce) today announced the launch of its new online site selection tool – LocateSC – to promote business relocation and expansion. Read More

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

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. Department of Commerce. The state remains the top exporter of tires and completed passenger motor vehicles.

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South Carolina export sales top $30.3 billion in 2020

Gov. Henry McMaster, the S.C. Department of Commerce and the SC Ports Authority today announced that the state's 2020 export sales totaled $30.3 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The state remains the top exporter of tires and completed passenger motor vehicles - and now leads the U.S. in the export sales of ball and roller bearings.

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S.C. Commerce launches Business Development website

 The South Carolina Department of Commerce today announced the launch of a new business development website. This online platform offers S.C. companies – of all sizes – a multitude of valuable resources throughout the phases of development and growth.

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Non-essential businesses in South Carolina to temporarily close

COLUMBIA, S.C. - In response to the announced temporary closure of non-essential businesses in the state, S.C. Commerce has expanded its online resources to assist companies in navigating the impacts of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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