EU Reminds US States of Economic Impact
The EU sent a pointed reminder to US states of the costs of a potential trade war . In a report issued late last month, the European Union says it accounts for more than 600,000 jobs and more than $200 billion in investment in the the Carolinas and Georgia. The study and an accompanying website, …
FDI Surges in The Netherlands
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) surged in 2018 in The Netherlands, creating nearly 10,000 jobs, about 20 percent attributed directly to Brexit, the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) announced. The NFIA and its regional partners helped bring 372 projects to the country, accounting for 2.85 billion Euros and 9847 jobs, according to the NFIA. Of those, …
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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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 …
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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 …
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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.
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.
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.