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Claflin receives $548,000 grant; money will help with economic development
Claflin University has received a $548,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s University Center Economic Development Program.
The grant will allow the university to launch a University Center, which will work closely with the region’s rural and underserved minority populations that have limited access to economic and business development resources and regional commercialization efforts.
“Claflin University will take a leadership role in the economic development in our region. We will become drivers of economic growth by actively engaging the community,” said Dr. John Jasina, associate professor of economics and Presidential Fellow at Claflin University.
The U.S. Economic Development Administration’s program aims to enable colleges and universities to establish and operate University Centers to leverage university assets and build regional economic ecosystems that support innovation, high-growth entrepreneurship, resiliency and inclusiveness.
Georgia-Pacific expanding operations in Clarendon County, SC
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Georgia-Pacific, one of the world’s leading makers of tissue, pulp, packaging and building products, today announced plans to expand operations in Clarendon County. The company is investing approximately $40 Million into the project. Founded in 1927, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are global manufacturers and marketers of consumer tissue and tableware products; building products; paper-based […]
Kuntai establishing operations in Orangeburg County, SC
Welcome Kuntai to Orangeburg County. With this investment, the community is expanding its mastery in the automotive industry. From mechanical components to textiles and more, the future growth of automotive is accelerating in Orangeburg. ###### PRESS RELEASE: South Carolina Department of Commerce July 26, 2022 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Kuntai (North Charleston) Limited Corporation (Kuntai), an […]