• At The Shop & Co., a ribbon isn't the only thing that gets cut
  • USDA has (Rural) Strong presence in SC

    Note: In the second part coverage of the Rural Strong Expo, USDA Rural Development Acting Chief of Staff David Foster talks three-legged stools, investments in South Carolina and business in rural America.


    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development chief of staff said his department’s efforts toward rural development could be described as a three-legged stool: community programs, business programs and programs for individuals.

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  • The secret to Giti's success...people

    Throughout their four years in Chester County, Giti Tire has continued to improve on their operations by upgrading components and improving processes. The one piece of equipment they can’t improve on is the people who make the tires. That was the impression given by Giti Tire officials and the employees who worked on building the tire during a recent tour of the facility in Chester County held as part of a media even announcing the new Maxtour LX tire. That brand of tire was the first one entirely designed and built at the Chester County plant.

  • Pope: "Gateway Boulevard" renaming is a good idea

    Gateway District Steering Committee Infrastructure and Growth Committee Chair Tony Pope said the concept of renaming part of Lancaster Highway to Gateway Boulevard is part of a larger idea of rebranding Chester County and finding our own identity.

    Pope sat down with The N&R to discuss what the discussion was when the renaming concept came up in the advisory committee and what positive results it could bring for the county.

  • County moves on Project 1844, Boise Cascade expansion

    A new industry and an expansion of an existing industry appear to be coming to Chester County.

  • County approves zoning switch for potential industry

    Chester County Council passed first reading of a zoning switch Monday night that may pave the way for another new industry to locate locally.

    The zoning change involved 2794 Old Richburg Road in Richburg, with the request being to switch a portion of the property from ID-1 (restricted industrial) to ID-2 (limited industrial). The planning commission had previously voted 6-0 to approve the move.

  • Giti Tire at four

    Saying something is four years old can be impressive, like a racehorse, or precious like a preschooler; Giti Tire in Chester County looks pretty good for a four-year old.

    The plant broke ground in January of 2015.

    At four years, the 1.7 million sq. ft. plant has over 700 employees, produces over 8,000 tires a day and is already talking about their planned expansion, mirroring the size of the current facility. They’ve also introduced a tire, the GT Radial Maxtour LX that is made in the Chester County manufacturing facility.

  • Dean answers persistent questions on economic development

    Chester County Supervisor Sane Stuart said, in terms of economic development, he is frequently asked two questions. On Monday, County Economic Development Director Karlisa Dean provided definitive answers to both.

    After Dean provided an update to council on progress with the Gateway Conference Center Expansion and delivered an abbreviated review of 2018, Stuart said he wanted to get answers on the record for everyone who asks him why nothing has moved into the former Springs Katherine plant or the Highway 321 Industrial Park.

  • Outgoing Chamber Chair Abby Brunson reflects on her year

    When you ask someone for an “elevator speech” on a subject, that means you want the person to tell you about the subject in as few words and for as long as it would take to travel in an elevator together from one floor to another.

    The N&R caught up with outgoing Chester County Chamber of Commerce Chair Abby Brunson during the annual chamber banquet to get her “elevator speech” on her thoughts about the year she served as chair.