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 …
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 …
Samsung Partners with SC Universities for New Plant

Selling South Carolina Abroad

Ever wonder how the State of South Carolina sells itself overseas? SC Connect took a look at the state Department of Agriculture’s efforts at the ANUGA trade show in Cologne …
Selling South Carolina Abroad

Belgium Launches “Impact Bond” to Private Investors for Developing Countries

Belgium promoted this week a new Humanitarian Impact Bond that the nation has been developing in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). As reported by Euractiv.com, …
Belgium Launches “Impact Bond” to Private Investors for Developing Countries

$15 Billion Order for SC-Made Boeing 787-10s

Emirates Airlines announced recently that it will buy 40 new Boeing 787-10 airplanes. Built exclusively at Boeing’s plant in Charleston, SC, the planes are valued at more than $15 billion. …
$15 Billion Order for SC-Made Boeing 787-10s

Record Business at Port of Charleston

South Carolina’s Port of Charleston continues record-setting growth in 2017, according to a story this week in the Post and Courier newspaper of Charleston. Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome predicts …
Record Business at Port of Charleston

Upstate SC and Belgium’s Agoria: Driven to Grow

The Upstate SC Alliance wanted to encourage new international investors.     Belgium’s Transport and Mobility Group wanted to bring value to its members.       SC Connect brought …
Upstate SC and Belgium’s Agoria: Driven to Grow