Message from Secretary Hitt: Being ready for industry

Team S.C. is committed to being "just right" for business. Part of that commitment is being prepared as companies look to locate and grow in South Carolina.

From workforce to infrastructure, being on the forefront of economic development takes a multi-faceted approach. And, having sites ready for business is not only part of this approach, it is imperative.

To ensure the Palmetto State maintains its competitive edge and is ready to recruit new businesses and support existing ones, we are taking a step back to reevaluate our site certification program. We'll be sharing more details in the coming weeks. In the interim, we're working to ensure the process is straightforward, encourages more participation and, ultimately, increases our statewide inventory.

This gives us the opportunity to showcase to the world that we're ready. After all, access to an inventory of marketable sites is just one more reason why choosing S.C. is just right.