• Federal grant will aid Carolina Poly

    The Poly America Carolina Poly facility is under construction on S.C. Highway 9 and is already growing at a remarkable pace. That growth got an apparent boost on Tuesday.
    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that her department’s Economic Development Administration was awarding $2.9 million to make "vital infrastructure improvements needed to create jobs and attract significant investment to the county."

  • Duracell to power down Lancaster plant

    Duracell will start phasing down operations at its Lancaster location next March to consolidate production of AA and AAA line of batteries at a single plant in LaGrange, Ga.
    Company officials told The Lancaster News of its future plans early Wednesday afternoon.
    The S.C. 9 Bypass West plant, which manufactures AA alkaline batteries, has about 430 employees and is the county’s seventh largest employer.

  • New "workers" now in service on L&C Railroad

    There are a couple of new workers on the Lancaster & Chester Railroad these days, but you might not recognize them; the new workers are a “mother-slug” combination.
    What’s a “mother-slug”?
    Ed Sharpe of Richburg worked for L&C many years and is one of the founders of the L&C Museum. He explained what it means.

  • Business cards and body language:

    You might say Chester County is like a dancer in a musical, taking their first steps in a big production number as, with international companies the likes of Singapore-based Giti Tire and China-based Sunfiber moving into the area, the county takes its first steps out onto the international stage.
    At the Chester County Chamber of Commerce 58th Annual Banquet, chamber members heard from someone who can teach them where to put their feet.

  • Spratt's Jim Bennett is 2016 Economic Development Ambassador

     Jim Bennett with Spratt Savings & Loan has been named the Chester County 2016 Ambassador for Economic Development.
    As part of the 25th Annual Industry Appreciation Week, the South Carolina Department of Commerce on Thursday announced the 2016 Ambassadors for Economic Development.
    Recognized for their exceptional efforts to bolster community and economic development activities in South Carolina, the ambassadors were honored in a ceremony held on Thursday, April 28, at the Governor’s Mansion Complex.

  • New president discusses role of Chamber of Commerce
  • Fuller fullfilled

    For nine years, Jim Fuller has climbed the back stairs to the Chester County Chamber of Commerce offices to begin his work as president of the chamber. After March 31, Fuller won’t be making the climb any more. The congenial, back-slapping president who has been the face of the chamber, seen at every ribbon cutting and community function for almost the past decade has put in his retirement notice.

  • COG: Growth at Exits 62 & 65 "catalyst for Chester County's future"

    Catawba Regional Council of Governments Director Cole McKinney told a group of Chester County’s government leaders development in the area between I-77 Exit 62 and Exit 65 is “a catalyst for Chester County’s future.”
    McKinney is the Regional Initiatives and Technology Director for the Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG), which serves Chester, Lancaster, Union and York Counties.
    He is one of two people tasked with developing the Exit 62 & 65 Small Area Plan (SAP).

  • Giti Tire employment info session is Tuesday

    Giti Tire has released a flyer announcing an employment info session in Chester County next week.
    The Giti Tire plant in Chester County broke ground in February of last year and is expected to bring 1,700 jobs and a $560 million investment.

  • SC Works Boral employment event set for Thursday

    SC Works will hold an employment event for local industry Boral Culture Stone on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Fort Lawn Community Center.
    Roger Hurt, a business solutions consultant with SC Works, said anyone can utilize the SC Works services, “people who are unemployed, or under employed or people who are looking for a change in career – everyone is welcome to utilize SC Works resources and facilities,” he said.