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News from Kershaw County

October 29, 2015 | Kershaw County Council approves economic development bonds
Kershaw County, SC – Kershaw County Council approved the issuance of up to $17 million in bonds for economic development projects at its recent Council Meeting. The bonds will be used to improve the county’s…read more


August 21, 2015 | Haier America Expands Kershaw County Operations
$72 million investment expected to create 410 new jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – Haier America has announced plans to expand its Kershaw County refrigerator manufacturing operations, which will support Haier’s continued growth and help the company…read more


June 15, 2015 | Rural Infrastructure Authority awards $14.2 million in FY15 grants
$7.5 million awarded to 22 water and sewer projects in second round of FY15 grants COLUMBIA, S.C.- May 19, 2015- The South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has awarded $14.2 million in grants this fiscal…read more


June 9, 2015 | Noted and Passed
We recently spent a number of weeks delving deep into the question of whether or not Kershaw County is being left behind when it comes to economic development. While 25 jobs may not seem like…read more


June 2, 2015 | Suominen expanding Kershaw County manufacturing operations
Company confirms the addition of a new product line at Bethune, S.C. plant COLUMBIA, S.C. – Suominen, a globally-leading supplier of nonwovens, is expanding its manufacturing operations in Kershaw County. It is the largest single…read more


April 14, 2015 | A Peek at the Competition
A group intent on spurring economic development in KershawCounty took a closer look at what one competitor has been doing.     The group, led by Kershaw County Council Chairman JulianBurns, included County Administrator Vic…read more


April 14, 2015 | Suominen’s Bethune Plant may Expand
Suominenis looking to expand its Bethune operation, according to a press releasepublished Thursday on the company’s website.   TheEuropean company, which manufactures nonwovens as roll goods for wipes, medicaland hygiene products, announced in January it…read more


April 1, 2015 | Economic Development: Many Parts in Motion
All things considered, Kershaw County seems to be holdingits own in the world of economic development. But like anything else, there is always room forimprovement – the trick is determining exactly what. Since 2006, Kershaw…read more


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