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Orangeburg Regional Innovation Center ready to serve entrepreneurs
ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. — Thanks to a $225,000 grant from the South Carolina Department of Commerce, there’s a new resource available in Orangeburg County. The Orangeburg Regional Innovation Center offers office space and training for entrepreneurs.
“We think it’s gonna be able to help Orangeburg attract new business. We think it’s gonna be able to help individuals who have good ideas and wanna be entrepreneurs,” said Orangeburg Chamber of Commerce president James McQuilla.
Leaders celebrated the opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 20. The Innovation Center is established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and it serves as an economic development collaboration between SC State, Claflin, OC Tech and other community partners.
The center will give entrepreneurs the option to go through a two year program where they will learn how to run and develop a business through one-on-one consulting.
Columbia startup raises millions to build software for trucking, aims to reshape industry
COLUMBIA (The Post and Courier Columbia) — Motor Supply Inc. is not your typical trucking company, co-founded on something of a dare by a Columbia computer scientist with no prior experience in the industry. The teams’ technical skill sets combined with on-the-job experience gained while directing 17 semis back and forth across the United States […]
OC Tech among two Orangeburg colleges awarded Department of Education grant to support underserved students
ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (OC Tech) is one of two colleges in the City of Orangeburg and three in the state to be awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support postsecondary students throughout the country. OC Tech is calling the grant “Race to the Finish.” The focus is to reach out […]