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Ignite Digital Services establishing Charleston County headquarters

Ignite Digital Services, a leading digital technology solutions company, today announced plans to establish headquarters in Charleston County. The company’s $966,426 investment will create 135 new jobs.

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SEM Wafertech Inc. and Solar4America Technology, Inc. establishing first South Carolina operations in Sumter County

SEM Wafertech Inc. (SEM Wafertech) and Solar4America Technology, Inc. (Solar4America), both 100% owned by SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPI), a global renewable energy company, today announced plans to establish their first South Carolina operations in Sumter County. The $65.9 million investment will create 300 new jobs.

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Interloop expanding Charleston County operations

Interloop, an innovative software company, today announced plans to expand its existing operations in Charleston County. The company’s $100,000 investment will create 32 new jobs over the next five years.

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TIME Bicycles establishing first South Carolina operations in Spartanburg County

TIME Bicycles (TIME), a leading carbon fiber bicycle manufacturer, today announced plans to establish its first South Carolina operations in Spartanburg County to build the nation’s largest carbon fiber bicycle factory. The company’s $6.5 million investment will create 105 new jobs.

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Cirba Solutions establishing South Carolina operations in Richland County

Cirba Solutions, a comprehensive battery management and materials company, today announced plans to build its newest state-of-the-art, flagship operations in Richland County. This integrated lithium-ion battery materials campus will be an initial investment of over $300 million and will create more than 300 new jobs.

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Hounen Solar establishing first U.S. manufacturing operations in Orangeburg County

Hounen Solar (Hounen), a global solar panel manufacturer, today announced plans to establish its first United States manufacturing operations in Orangeburg County. The company’s $33 million investment will create 200 new jobs.

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Erchonia Corp. relocating corporate headquarters to Greenville County

Erchonia Corp. (Erchonia), a global, laser technology manufacturer, today announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters to Greenville County. The company’s $6.7 million investment will create 51 new jobs.

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Gov. Henry McMaster launches state’s first electric vehicle website

Governor Henry McMaster today announced the launch of scpowersev.com, a virtual hub highlighting South Carolina’s growing electric vehicle (EV) industry and the state’s capacity for further industry expansion.

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S.C. Commerce announces 2023 Relentless Challenge grant awards

The South Carolina Department of Commerce (S.C. Commerce) today announced its 2023 Relentless Challenge grant recipients, which totaled more than $750,000 granted to 15 organizations around the state.

Relentless Challenge grant recipients support projects designed to enhance the state’s innovation ecosystem – specifically in the areas of high growth entrepreneurship, talent development, access to risk capital, and industry and higher education partnerships that may lead to commercialization of innovative products. 

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Pallidus relocating corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations to York County

Pallidus, an innovative silicon carbide (SiC) wafer semiconductor manufacturer, today announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations to York County. The company’s $443 million investment will create 405 new jobs.

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