Kortrijk Biennale Interieur Celebrates 50 Years of Design

The  Kortrijk Biennale Interieur celebrated 50 years in October of its internationally acclaimed design festival. The week-long  exhibition has enabled the West Flanders city to move from a dying textile capital to a vibrant creative center. For this 26th version of the festival, the Biennale was shortened from 10 days to five (Oct. 18-22). Still …
Kortrijk Biennale Interieur Celebrates 50 Years of Design

Belgian Food Companies Create New Beer for Kortrijk

Two Belgian food industry companies have combined forces to create a new beer for Kortrijk using the town’s own river water, a Belgian newsletter reports. Made in West Flanders says that Agristo, a large West Flanders potato processor, and De Watergroep, Flanders’ largest drinking water company, are working with Toye brewery to use water from …
Belgian Food Companies Create New Beer for Kortrijk

Colleton County Woos Packaging Company

Colleton County has an unnamed food packaging manufacturing plant interested in its 100,000 sq. ft. spec building, the Press and Standard newspaper of Walterboro reported on Walterborolive.com. The county council gave the second of three required approvals to a tax ordinance which noted that the company anticipated “investing approximately $70 million in new machinery and …
Colleton County Woos Packaging Company

Dynamic Brands Announces Chesterfield County Plant

A Virginia-based golf and accessory company is moving its manufacturing and warehouse operations to Chesterfield County in South Carolina, a recent story in the Columbia Business Journal reported.   Dynamic Brands is set to invest $3.8 million and create 12 jobs at a 65,000 square foot facility in  Pageland, the paper reports. Dynamic is the …
Dynamic Brands Announces Chesterfield County Plant

Cargo Soars at Charleston International Airport

Charleston International Airport has seen its air cargo business rise by 12 percent in 2017, and is on pace to set a record again in 2018, according to a report in the Post and Courier newspaper of Charleston. The growth is due not only to FedEx’s continuing business there, but also Boeing and its manufacturing …
Cargo Soars at Charleston International Airport

BioPharma Company Lonza Expands in Greenwood County

Swiss-based biopharma company Lonza will invest $46 million over five years in its Greenwood County plant, creating 30 new jobs, the state of South Carolina announced. The company’s expansion includes nearly 50,000 square feet of new manufacturing space. For more information, read the full article here.
BioPharma Company Lonza Expands in Greenwood County

Missing the Bus

Belgian bus manufacturer Van Hool considered Orangeburg, Fairfield County and Florence, SC as sites for its new $47 million investment. But Van Hool ended up parking its 600 new jobs in Morristown, TN, instead.
Missing the Bus

Greenville, SC Tourism: Five Million Visitors A Year? Really?

And with good reason, as you'll see below. That's what Greenville, SC tourism officials say. But examining the numbers behind the estimate illustrate the mystery that fuzzy statistics can really be, especially when it comes to calculating tourists.
Greenville, SC Tourism: Five Million Visitors A Year? Really?

Three Hard-Won Lessons That Help Explain Belgian Industry Success…

In March, the annual SC Automotive Summit featured first-ever presentations by a foreign delegation, from 10 members of the Belgian automobile sector.
Three Hard-Won Lessons That Help Explain Belgian Industry Success…

Samsung Partners with SC Universities for New Plant

Samsung will partner with Clemson University and the University of South Carolina for a five-year effort to make better home appliances, the company announced. “Samsung’s ambition is for South Carolina to become our U.S. hub for every stage in the home appliance lifecycle,” said Dochul Choi, Samsung’s Electronic America senior vice president of research and development. …
Samsung Partners with SC Universities for New Plant