• Arlene McGiver: A Giti associate’s story

    Many people at the opening of the Giti Tire plant on Wednesday told the story of Giti Tire and what the coming of that plant meant to Chester County and how it is reshaping not only the landscape but the lives of the people, but the story was told best by the people who work in the 1.7 million square foot facility in their own words.

    Giti employee Sylvester Foote was seen on a Walmart video talking about what the career at Giti Tire meant to him and his family.

  • Not just "another" tire company

    It seems hard to believe, but at one point, Giti Tire probably seemed like just another tire company to Chester County economic development leaders.

    It is not widely known, but in one stretch of just over a year, Chester County was the potential landing spot for four different tire manufacturers.

  • UPDATED: ATI and GE investing in joint operation in Chester

    “1725” has turned into $28 million for Chester County.

    Four months after Chester County Council authorized County Economic Development Director Karlisa Dean to proceed with negotiations on “Project 1725” the company behind the code name was revealed on Tuesday when Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) and GE Aviation announced they had selected the property adjacent to ATI’s Richburg, S.C. operations as the site for a new research and development facility. This joint venture is expected to create 29 new jobs.

  • Giti one-day job fair aims to fill 300 openings

    Giti Tire put out the “help wanted” sign this week as they held a one-day hiring event at Chester SC Works Center on Monday.

    Giti Tire Human Resources Generalist Sierra Nesbitt started her career with readySC, preparing the first class of Giti employees. She joined Giti Tire in July.

    “I worked on the back end, so I feel like I’ve always been a part of Giti Tire,” she said.

  • What's in our back yard?

    A pair of interns from the J. Marion Sims Foundation, “Simterns” as the foundation calls them, have been working this past summer in Chester County, creating a series of videos that showcase various professions in Chester County and what the people in those professions do, and why they choose to do it here. The interns were able to do these video interviews because they were sponsored in part by the foundation and in collaboration with the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce.

  • CCNG says thanks to area industries for choosing Chester

    Some people might send a note to say thank you; some might send a little gift. Chester County Natural Gas Authority (CCNGA) throws a golf tournament, and they’ve been doing it for 23 years. Says CCNGA admin assistant Sharhonda James, the golf tournament is a thank you to all of the authority’s industrial customers “for coming into this community and hiring people locally and staying in this area and making us a productive area,” she said.

  • Vaughan named CEO at Springs Memorial

    Page Vaughan was named Springs Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer on Monday.
    Vaughan, CEO of Chester Regional Medical Center, will continue to oversee the Chester hospital in addition to SMH. Both hospitals are owned by Community Health Systems, based in Franklin, Tenn.
     “I’m really looking forward to it,” Vaughan said Tuesday. “It’s a good team of people in a really nice community.”

  • McMaster: SC future is so bright, we'll have to wear shades

    Gov. Henry McMaster may be keeping his eclipse shades even after the eclipse is gone from the sky. If the future of South Carolina’s economic development is anything like he thinks it will be, he may need them. That was the governor’s thought, anyway, at the recent South Carolina I-77 Alliance Economic Development Summit at the Gateway Conference Center.

  • Graham, McMaster talk about S.C.'s strengths at I-77 Alliance summit

    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster told an audience at the Gateway this week when it comes to economic development, South Carolina has a lot going for it.

    Graham and McMaster were the featured speakers at the annual Economic Development Summit hosted by the I-77 Alliance, an economic development alliance serving Chester, Fairfield, Richland and York Counties.

  • Chester extends helping hand to Fairfield County

    Chester County government is doing what they can do for neighboring county Fairfield in the wake of the announcement about the abandonment of the V.C. Summer nuclear reactor construction.

    Citing astronomical construction costs to compete the project, SCE&G and SCANA announced last week that they would not complete the construction of the second and third reactors, and those construction workers on the project were told they have been laid off.