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Sea Pro Boats to relaunch, open plant in Whitmire Staff Report colanews@scbiznews.com Published July 29, 2015 Sea Pro Boats, which was originally founded in the Midlands and later acquired by another company, announced plans today to invest $5.5 million and open a new plant in Newberry County. The project is expected to create 238 jobs…. Read more »

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S.C. online jobs up 3,300 in August   Staff Report colanews@scbiznews.com Published Sept. 4, 2014 Online help wanted ads in South Carolina climbed by 3,300 positions in August, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series released Wednesday. Overall, there were 67,800 help wanted ads posted online in August compared with 64,600 for… Read more »

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S.C. DOT plans study of Midlands’ interstate corridor By Chuck Crumbo ccrumbo@scbiznews.com Published July 25, 2014 The S.C. Department of Transportation plans to conduct an analysis of the Midlands’ interstate highway corridor aimed at determining what’s needed to support economic growth. The analysis will be similar in scope to studies the agency has done on… Read more »

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Midyear economic forecast: Job growth exceeds expectations By Scott Miller smiller@scbiznews.com Published July 17, 2014 The S.C. economy is outpacing the prediction University of South Carolina economists made at the beginning of the year. In the USC Moore School of Business’ annual economic forecast released at the end of 2013, economists predicted job growth of… Read more »

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S.C. jobless rate steady at 5.3% in June Staff Report colanews@scbiznews.com Published July 18, 2014 South Carolina’s unemployment rate remained flat at 5.3% in June, a level unchanged since April, the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce reported today. An estimated 115,583 people were unemployed, an increase of 630 people over the month, while the… Read more »