2012 News

ArborGen Teams Up with Clemson University for Bioenergy Project
December 21, 2012 - Scientists at two of South Carolina's most recognized names in forestry and biofuels research plan to find out if poplar trees grown in South Carolina have a role in the nation's bioenergy future.
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Aero Precision Products Expanding Operations in Dorchester County
December 20, 2012 - Aero Precision Products, a supplier of aviation components, today announced that it will move to a larger facility as it expands its current manufacturing operations in Dorchester County. The $2.5 million investment is expected to generate 15 new jobs.
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Economic Development Reveals 2012 Industry Tree
December 6, 2012 - Yesterday morning at the December meeting of the Dorchester County Industrial Council (DCIC), Economic Development staff revealed this year's Industry Tree to upper level management representatives from among the County's industrial base.
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Advanced Inventory Solutions Inc. Establishing New Operations in Dorchester County
November 19, 2012 - Advanced Inventory Solutions Inc., a provider of inventory auditing services, today announced that has located new operations in Dorchester County. The $250,000 investment is expected to generate 35 new jobs.
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Dorchester County Industries Recognized at Annual Industry Appreciation Week Golf Tournament
October 10, 2012 - On October 4, 2012, Dorchester County Economic Development hosted the 22nd Annual Industry Appreciation Week Golf Tournament at the Pine Forest Country Club in Summerville. The event is hosted each year as a way to say "thank you" to Dorchester County industries that help contribute to the overall economic health and well-being of the community. The tournament has since become a Dorchester County tradition for the area's 80+ industries and manufacturing operations.
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Dorchester County Breaks Ground on Winding Woods Commerce Park
October 8, 2012 - Dorchester County officials broke ground this morning on Winding Woods Commerce Park at the corner of Winding Woods Road and U.S. Highway 78 in St. George. The groundbreaking ceremony commemorated the long-awaited arrival of reclaimed water and sewer to the County's large industrial site in the western part of Dorchester County. In addition to members of Dorchester County Council, those helping to celebrate the occasion included elected officials, project allies, legislative delegation members, and various community leaders, just to name a few.
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Dorchester County Receives Regional Recognition for Technology-Driven Marketing Campaign
August 15, 2012 - Dorchester County Economic Development received the Award of Merit from the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) for a technology-driven marketing campaign in the Council's annual Communication Awards competition. The awards were formally announced during the regional organization's yearly conference that was held during August 5-7, 2012, in Myrtle Beach, SC.
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iQor Creating 90 New Jobs in Dorchester County
August 6, 2012 - iQor, a provider of intelligent customer interaction and outsourcing solutions, is currently looking to hire 90 new positions by the end of the year to work as customer care agents at their Center of Excellence on 8440 Dorchester Road in Charleston.
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Dorchester County Launches New Mobile App for Smart Phone Users
July 12, 2012 - To engage the increasing number of smart phone users, Dorchester County has launched a mobile app to provide on-the-go access to the Economic Development web site. Additionally, this new portal for up-to-the-minute information will also feature the County's recent industry-related testimonial videos from ArborGen, Robert Bosch, Scout Boats, and Showa Denko Carbon.
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Lollicup USA, Inc. Announces Distribution Operations in Dorchester County
June 19, 2012 - Lollicup USA, Inc. announced plans today to locate their first East Coast distribution operations in Dorchester County. The company expects to create an estimated 40 new jobs over the next three years.
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LeanCor Supply Chain Group to Locate Corporate Functions in Dorchester County
May 8, 2012 - LeanCor Supply Chain Group, a Kentucky-based Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider, announced plans today to locate portions of their corporate functions in Dorchester County. The Lean Logistics firm will lease space located on West Richardson Avenue in Historic Downtown Summerville. The company expects to create 10 new jobs within the first year, and anticipates additional positions as the Dorchester County branch grows.
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Dorchester County Industry Leader Named Economic Development Ambassador
April 17, 2012 - Gov. Nikki Haley and the South Carolina Department of Commerce honored selected economic development leaders as South Carolina Ambassadors for Economic Development as part of Industry Appreciation Week. The awards ceremony recognized 51 individuals from all 46 counties who contributed to economic development in their local communities.
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Dorchester County Develops First Strategic Plan for Economic Development
April 6, 2012 - On April 5, 2012, Dorchester County Economic Development held a public event to outline key recommendations from its recently developed Strategic Plan. Members of Dorchester County Council along with other elected officials and various community leaders came together on Thursday evening to weigh the findings uncovered during this comprehensive, six-month study.
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Robert Bosch LLC Wins Palmetto Workforce Partnership Award
March 13, 2012 - Representatives from the Robert Bosch Charleston plant received the 2011 Palmetto Workforce Partnership Award from the SC Department of Employment and Workforce. The award was presented during a luncheon on the 22nd of February in Columbia, SC.
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Summerville SCORE Celebrates Grand Opening
January 13, 2012 - Summerville SCORE celebrated the expansion of its services at the Greater Summerville-Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, January 12, 2012, with a ribbon cutting to announce that it is now open for walk-ins every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 402 North Main Street in Summerville.
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FEMA Releases New Guidelines for Earthquake Preparedness
January 4, 2012 - With FEMA's release of the latest in earthquake preparedness, it's that time of year to begin your business continuity planning efforts. To help protect your business in the wake of a natural disaster such as this, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) has just released a new set of guidelines for risk assessment and mitigation procedures, entitled FEMA P-811 CD:  Earthquake Publications for Businesses (QuakeSmart Toolkit).
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