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Study Shows S.C. Manufacturing Supports Higher Wages

February 5, 2015

South Carolina manufacturing employees make over 15% more per hour than other hourly workers in the state according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI)—further demonstrating the state’s commitment to supporting a highly-desirable workforce.

TOPICS: Manufacturing, Rankings & Recognitions, Skilled Workforce

Clemson University, Greenville Tech Break Ground on $25 Million Industrial Training Center

January 28, 2015

Monday marked yet another milestone in the Upstate’s mission to provide the automotive, transportation, and other high-tech sectors with a highly-skilled workforce with the groundbreaking of the Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI), a $25 million collaboration between Clemson University and Greenville Technical College.

TOPICS: Celebrations, Skilled Workforce, Colleges & Universities

South Carolina Named Third Best State for Doing Business by Area Development

September 26, 2014

In Area Development’s recent survey on the Top States for Doing Business, South Carolina was recognized among the best with a No. 3 ranking. Judged by a survey of site consultants, the rankings are based on the number of mentions by the consultants in three overall categories—business environment, labor climate and infrastructure and global access—as well as in 18 subcategories.

TOPICS: Rankings & Recognitions, Skilled Workforce