High-Tech

Phase IIB Matching Fund launched for S.C. small businesses

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Commerce Office of Innovation, in partnership with the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA) and 3Phase, today announced the launch of the state’s first Phase IIB Match Fund for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.

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Fellowship program for software developers to launch this fall

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Commerce Office of Innovation has partnered with two statewide nonprofit organizations, Build Carolina (which runs the SC Codes program) and the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness (which houses  Read More

State of South Carolina announces 2020 industry recruitment results

The South Carolina Department of Commerce today released its 2020 industry recruitment results. In total, the state won 126 economic development projects, accounting for $4 billion in capital investment and 11,147 new jobs.

"Team South Carolina continues to cultivate a diverse economy in all corners of our state," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. "To increase our recruitment to $4 billion in capital investment - particularly during an unprecedented year - takes a remarkable amount of collaboration and unwavering commitment from many partners across this state."

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S.C. Commerce Office of Innovation announces grant awards

The South Carolina Department of Commerce Office of Innovation today announced $670,000 in grant awards to 13 organizations as part of the Relentless Challenge grant series. With the mission of progressing and supporting technology-based economic development projects, commercialization of new ideas and the next generation of industry-leading companies, the Relentless Challenge targets strategic investments in localized initiatives.

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S.C. Commerce launches Business Development website

 The South Carolina Department of Commerce today announced the launch of a new business development website. This online platform offers S.C. companies – of all sizes – a multitude of valuable resources throughout the phases of development and growth.

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Non-essential businesses in South Carolina to temporarily close

COLUMBIA, S.C. - In response to the announced temporary closure of non-essential businesses in the state, S.C. Commerce has expanded its online resources to assist companies in navigating the impacts of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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S.C. Department of Commerce Office of Innovation to launch Scribble event series

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Department of Commerce's Office of Innovation today announced the launch of the Toolkit Talk series, celebrating innovators across S.C. The interactive three-day series, which is part of the Scribble online resource, provides opportunities for idea sharing and collaboration between innovators of all industry sectors and experience levels.

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Statewide SC Codes initiative expanding

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Commerce's Office of Innovation, in collaboration with Build Carolina, today announced the expansion of SC Codes, a statewide program designed to provide free access to coding education for all residents. 

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eGroup growing its Charleston County headquarters

COLUMBIA, S.C. eGroup, a leading provider of innovative business information technology (IT) services, today announced plans to expand its corporate headquarters in Charleston County by building a new 18,000-square-foot facility. The $6.3 million investment is creating 35 jobs.

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Getronics establishing Global Service Center in Greenville County

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