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Good news travels fast in our county, so here’s a look at what’s happening this week.

Albemarle Corporation selects Chester County for South Carolina operations

March 22, 2023

At least $1.3 billion investment will create more than 300 jobs to build state-of-the-art “Mega-Flex” lithium hydroxide processing facility COLUMBIA, S.C. – Albemarle Corporation (Albemarle), a global leader in transforming essential resources such as lithium and bromine into critical ingredients for mobility, energy, connectivity and health, today announced plans to establish South Carolina operations in […]

IKO establishing first South Carolina operations in Chester County

February 22, 2023

COLUMBIA, S.C. – IKO, a leading, global manufacturer of roofing products, today announced plans to establish its first South Carolina operations in Chester County. The company’s $363 million investment will create 180 new jobs. Established in 1951, IKO is a worldwide leader in the roofing, waterproofing and insulation industry for residential and commercial markets. With […]

Chester County to Host Fall Job Fair

October 18, 2022

Over 45 Companies from the Catawba Region are Participating [CHESTER COUNTY, S.C., October 18, 2022] – Chester County is hosting their annual Fall Job Fair on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at The Gateway Conference Center. The conference center is conveniently located just off I-77 at Exit 65 at 3200 Commerce Drive, Richburg, SC 29729. Doors […]

Morcon Tissue Continues to Diversify Their Tissue Offerings

August 24, 2022

Company to Invest $2.4 million in Equipment and Automation [Chester, S.C., August 23, 2022] – Morcon Tissue opened this tissue conversion plant in Great Falls, SC in 2002. Today, they are the Town of Great Falls’ largest employer with 90 existing employees. They produce napkins, towels, tissue, and dispensers for their own products lines, as […]

MacKenzie Investment Group to Develop Logistics Center in Chester County

May 18, 2022

1,200,000 Square Feet to Break Ground in 2022 [Chester, S.C., May 18, 2022] – Maryland-based MacKenzie Investment Group has announced plans to break ground on a new 1,200,000 square foot business park in Chester County, SC.  The park is currently in design for the 109-acre Interstate Business Park site located on the southwest corner of […]

MacKenzie Investment Group plans industrial project along Interstate 77 corridor in Chester County

May 13, 2022

By Collin Huguley Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal Original Article As the Charlotte industrial sector remains red hot, another group is moving into a submarket farther out in the region for a project.  Maryland-based MacKenzie Investment Group secured final rezoning approval for a nearly 110-acre site in Chester County last month. Gavin Gill, director of […]

L&C Railroad’s Matt Gedney Presented SCEDA’s Annual Ally Award

May 10, 2022

CHESTER, S.C. –  May 10, 2022 – Matt Gedney of the Lancaster & Chester Railroad (L&C) and parent company Gulf & Ohio Railways, has been presented the annual Ally Award by the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA) for his role in securing E. & J. Gallo Winery’s selection of Chester County for the California […]

Robert Long Recognized Amongst Top Economic Developers

April 12, 2022

Consultant Connect Announces North America’s List of Best Economic Developers of 2022 [CHESTER COUNTY, S.C.] – Chester County Economic Development is delighted to announce that their own director Robert Long has made the prestigious Consultant Connect list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers of 2022. Mr. Long is one of only three economic developers […]

Thompson Turner to Break Ground on a Speculative Building in Chester County

March 2, 2022

105,000 SF Industrial Building to be Completed by Q1 2023 [SUMTER, S.C., March 2, 2022] – Thompson Turner Construction, in partnership with local landowner Odell Steele, announces plans to break ground on a new 105,000 square foot speculative building in Chester County, SC. This building, designed by Carlisle Associates, will be expandable to 175,000 square […]

E. & J. Gallo Winery Project in Chester County Nationally Recognized

January 13, 2022

The Gallo project selected by two publications for Deal of the Year [CHESTER COUNTY, S.C., January 13, 2022] – The E. & J. Gallo project in Chester County, which is of regional significance to the entire Catawba region, was recently recognized by two national publications. Trade & Industry Development awarded the project a CiCi Award […]