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Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Summit to Discuss School Safety

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that he will be hosting, in collaboration with the University of South Carolina’s Children’s Law Center and the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on…

Three Schools in South Carolina Will be Gifted A $100,000 Don’t Quit! Fitness Center

Governor Henry McMaster is pleased to be joined by South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman to announce that fitness icon Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: February 26, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of February 26 includes: Monday, February 26, 7:30 AM: Gov. McMaster attended a meeting with the nation’s governors at the White House, Washington, D.C.…

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation Investing in Cherokee County Facility

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation, a leading North American producer of unbleached kraft paper and packaging products, is investing $6 million in new equipment at its Cherokee County facility…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Two Nominees to Serve on the S.C. Department of Transportation Commission

Governor Henry McMaster today announced his nominees to serve in the 2nd and 4th Congressional District seats on the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission. Woodrow "Woody" Willard,…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: February 20 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of February 20 includes: Wednesday, February 21, 12:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will speak to the South Carolina Tourism Industry Awards luncheon at the Westin…

Gov. Henry McMaster Statement on S.217, the South Carolina Personhood Act

Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s passage of S.217, the South Carolina Personhood Act. “We must do everything we can to protect the…

Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. Expanding Its Aiken County Operations

Zeus Industrial Products (Zeus), a leading polymer extrusion manufacturer and material science innovator, is expanding its existing operations in Aiken County. The company’s $15.7 million investment…

DMA Holdings Locating New Operations in Marion County

DMA Holdings, Inc. (DMA), an established supplier to the North American automotive parts aftermarket, is locating new operations in Marion County. With a $4.7 million investment, the company is…

Tradewind Energy Establishing New Solar Project in Orangeburg County

Tradewind Energy – one of the largest independent wind and solar project development companies in the U.S. – is launching a new, $89 million solar production facility in Orangeburg County. Known as…

Gov. Henry McMaster Signs H.3653 into Law

Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by members of the business community and members of the General Assembly for a bill signing ceremony for H.3653, a bill protecting South Carolina companies…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: February 12, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of February 12th includes: Monday, February 12, 11:00 AM: Gov. McMaster attended a facility tour, ASCO Valve, 1561 Columbia Highway N., Aiken, S.C.…

Van Dyke’s Restorers, Inc. Expanding Greenwood County Operations

Van Dyke’s Restorers, Inc., a provider of products for home renovation projects, is expanding operations in Greenwood County to accommodate its continued growth. The company is projected to create 31…

Frontier Logistics Expanding North Charleston Operations

Frontier Logistics, a provider of supply chain management services, is expanding its existing operations in Charleston County with the recent purchase of 26 acres at the former Navy base in North…

Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. Expanding its Orangeburg County Operations

Zeus Industrial Products (Zeus), Inc., a leading polymer extrusion manufacturer and material science innovator, is expanding its existing operations in Orangeburg County. The company’s $15.9 million…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: February 5, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of February 5th includes: Monday, February 5, 6:45 PM: Gov. McMaster will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Joseph Earl "Jake" Robinson Law Enforcement…

FOMAS, Inc. Growing Existing York County Operations

FOMAS, Inc., a custom manufacturer of seamless rolled rings, is expanding its existing manufacturing operations in York County. The $2.5 million investment is expected to create more than 10 new jobs…

Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on Rep. Trey Gowdy’s Retirement from Congress

Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement on Representative Trey Gowdy’s decision to not seek re-election to the United States House of Representatives: "I have witnessed first…

Gov. Henry McMaster Reappoints SLED Chief Mark Keel

Governor Henry McMaster today announced his decision to reappoint South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Chief Mark Keel. Having first been appointed to the position by Governor Nikki Haley…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: January 29, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of January 29 includes: Tuesday, January 30, 9:30 AM: Gov. McMaster will hold a meeting of the State Fiscal Accountability Authority, State House grounds…

MED-ALLY Locating New Operations in Berkeley County

MED-ALLY, a privately-held medical device manufacturer, is locating new operations in Berkeley County. The $2.38 million investment is expected to create 90 new jobs. MED-ALLY is an innovative…

2018 State of the State

As Prepared For Delivery Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen of the General Assembly, Constitutional Officers, and my fellow South Carolinians:

Innovative Vehicle Solutions Expanding Its Operations in Charleston County

Innovative Vehicle Solutions (IVS), a builder of custom commercial vehicles located in Ladson, S.C., is expanding its existing Charleston County operations. The company’s $2.5 million investment is…

Grupo Antolin Establishing Three Separate Facilities in Spartanburg County

Grupo Antolin, a designer and manufacturer of components for the automotive industry, is launching new operations in Spartanburg County by establishing three separate facilities. The $50 million…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: January 22, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of January 22 includes: Tuesday, January 23, 3:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will speak to the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s Business Speaks program, Blatt…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: January 17, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of January 16 includes: Due to potentially dangerous travel conditions from winter weather, Gov. McMaster's previously scheduled delivery of the annual…

Home Fashions International Expanding Its Cherokee County Operations

Home Fashions International is expanding its existing operations in Cherokee County. The $5.5 million investment is expected to create 60 new jobs. Since 1994, Home Fashions International has been…

Zylö Therapeutics Locating New Operations in Greenville County

Zylö Therapeutics, a developer of state-of-the-art technology for the pharmaceutical industry, is locating new operations in Greenville County. The company is expected to create 30 new jobs.   Zylö…

Gov. Henry McMaster Directs SCDHHS to Pursue Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients

Gov. Henry McMaster today directed the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) to immediately seek federal waivers to establish work requirements for South Carolina’s Medicaid…

Carolina’s Rigging & Crane and Charleston’s Rigging & Marine Hardware Expanding Presence in Two S.C. Counties

Carolina’s Rigging & Crane and Charleston’s Rigging & Marine Hardware, manufacturers and suppliers of wire rope, rigging and safety solutions for a wide range of industries, are expanding…

Tree Brand Packaging, Inc. Launching New Orangeburg County Operations

Tree Brand Packaging, Inc., a manufacturer of wood pallets, skids and specialty crating, is launching its new operations in Orangeburg County. With a capital investment of $1.3 million, the company…

Gov. Henry McMaster Reiterates Support for H.3643, Calls for its Immediate Passage in S.C. Senate

Governor Henry McMaster today called on the S.C. Senate to immediately pass H. 3643, an important bill ensuring protection from anti-Semitic hate crimes, in time for signing on International…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: January 8, 2017

Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of January 8 includes: Monday, January 8, 2:00 PM: Gov. McMaster unveiled the FY 2018-19 Executive Budget, State House, first floor, Columbia, S.C.…

Gov. Henry McMaster Unveils Fiscal Year 2018-19 Executive Budget

Governor Henry McMaster today announced the FY 2018-2019 Executive Budget – a balanced budget that prioritizes taxpayer savings in the form of an income tax cut that, in its first five years of…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Eliminating State Income Taxes for Retirees Who Served in Uniform

Governor Henry McMaster today announced a bold tax reform proposal, included in the 2018-19 Executive Budget, that permanently and fully exempts military veterans and retired first responders,…

Gov. Henry McMaster Authorizes S.C. National Guard to Deploy Resources for Winter Weather Recovery

Governor Henry McMaster today gave formal authorization to the South Carolina National Guard to place guardsmen on active duty to assist in the recovery of areas affected by the ongoing winter…

Tidewater Boats Growing Its Lexington County Operations

idewater Boats, a designer and manufacturer of premier saltwater boats, is growing its Lexington County operations. To accommodate the production of larger models, the company is investing $8.3…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: January 2, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of January 2 includes: Wednesday, January 3, 9:30 AM: Gov. McMaster will testify before the USTR/TPSC Public Hearing regarding the International Trade…

Gov. Henry McMaster Declares Public Health Emergency for Opioid Epidemic

Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by members of the General Assembly, cabinet agency officials, and members of the state’s law enforcement community to declare a statewide public health…