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Last Step Recycling, LLC establishing operations in Chester County

July 12, 2021

$46.4 million investment will create 50 new jobs [CHESTER COUNTY, S.C., July 12, 2021] – Last Step Recycling, LLC, an automotive shredder residue (ASR) company, today announced plans to establish operations in Chester County. The $46.4 million investment will create 50 new jobs. Founded in 2019, Last Step Recycling, LLC processes ASR to capture metals […]

Unique Loom to Hire 150 in Chester County

June 21, 2021

Former Textile Mill Reimagined for E-Commerce Company CHESTER, SC – Unique Loom’s location at 648 Wilson St., Chester, is expanding as the demand for their product has soared from both wholesale customers and direct e-commerce sales through their website www.rugs.com. They are hiring 150 new workers for a variety of positions, including Warehouse Associates, Operation Managers, […]

E. & J. Gallo Winery establishing a new East Coast facility in Chester County

June 16, 2021

$423 million investment will create 496 new jobs over the next eight years COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster and the S.C. Department of Commerce today announced that E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo), a global wine and spirits company, will build a new state-of-the-art production facility and distribution center in Chester County to support […]

Alliance DriveWay Solution Relocating to Chester County

February 12, 2021

Former I-77 Speedway to be Demolished [CHESTER, SC, February 12, 2021] –  The I-77 Speedway located at 2657 Lancaster Hwy, Chester, SC 29706 was a local institution for many years in Chester County.  It was established in 1980s as a 4/10-mile clay oval track but closed in 2013.  After years of underutilization, Alliance DriveAway Solutions, […]

Chester County welcomes new Project Manager

February 10, 2021

Kris Phillips Brings Private-Sector Experience to New Role [CHESTER, SC, February 4, 2021] – Kris G. Phillips, J.D. has been named as project manager of Chester County Economic Development. He assumed duties on February 1, 2020. Mr. Phillips has worked in the private sector for most of his career with economic development consulting firms, including […]

Chester County Names New Economic Development Director

October 6, 2020

Chester County, SC – Robert D. Long has been named director of Chester County Economic Development for Chester County. He assumed duties on October 5, 2020. “Chester County and the Chester Development Association conducted an extensive search over the past few months to find a seasoned professional who can move our community forward in the […]

Narenco Establishing Solar Power Operations In Chester County

March 23, 2020

Chester, S.C. – National Renewable Energy Corporation (NARENCO), a leading renewable energy independent power producer, today announced the development of Sparrow Solar LLC, a new solar power operation in Chester County. The project is expected to bring $2.8 million in new capital investment. Established in 2009, NARENCO has matured into one of the largest solar […]

Gigs at the Gateway Presents The Blue Dogs

November 11, 2019

Gigs at the Gateway presents the Blue Dogs on November 7. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now at the Olde English District gift shop in Richburg and at the Chester Chamber of Commerce in Chester. Be sure to get your tickets today. Gigs at the Gateway presents the BLUE DOGS Gigs […]

Grand Opening at Roseburg’s New Chester, SC, Plant

November 4, 2019

Press Release Chester, SC – Roseburg Forest Products held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today (Oct. 28, 2019) to celebrate the grand opening of its newly constructed Chester, S.C., engineered wood plant. S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster participated in the event, along with Roseburg President and CEO Grady Mulbery and Roseburg owner and Chairman Allyn Ford. Located on Lancaster […]

Gigs at the Gateway

October 9, 2019

Chester County in partnership with the Chester Development Foundation and the sponsors who made it all possible are proud to introduce Gigs at the Gateway. Gigs at the Gateway are Chester County’s first performing arts series and will be held at the Gateway Conference Center. Our first performance is November 7th featuring the Blue Dogs. […]