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From Dual Enrollers to High Rollers?

06/26/2018 - Just three years out of high school, Piedmont Tech graduate Travisia Thompson (at right) may be earning upwards of $60,000 a year. Let that sink in for a moment. A proactive maintenance apprentice program among partners Piedmont Technical College (PTC), Laurens County Development Corporation (LCDC), Laurens County School Districts 55 and 56, and... READ MORE

Laurens County: A Higher Opportunity

04/25/2018 - Back in February we announced a new video that was produced in partnership with Laurens County school districts 55 & 56, as well as the City of Laurens and the City of Clinton. The rollout of “Laurens County: A Higher Opportunity” created tremendous interest among students, parents and educators county-wide.... READ MORE

Laurens County Development Corporation Announces New Industrial Park in Gray Court

03/22/2018 - LAURENS COUNTY, SC— The Laurens County Development Corporation (LCDC), in partnership with Laurens Electric Cooperative (LEC) and the SC Power Team, have announced the development of Laurens County’s newest industrial park, The Connexial Center. With limited industrial product in the northern part of Laurens County, this park... READ MORE

Laurens County: A Higher Opportunity—New video showcases promising career choices for local students

02/06/2018 - LAURENS COUNTY- The Laurens County Development Corporation (LCDC) recently partnered with both Laurens County School Districts, as well as the City of Laurens and the City of Clinton, on an exciting new video as part of a new initiative titled “Laurens County: A Higher Opportunity.” This initiative aims... READ MORE

Laurens County Development Corporation Hires Whitney Robertson as Marketing Manager

11/22/2017 - Laurens, SC – November 21, 2017 – Laurens County Development Corporation (LCDC) is pleased to announce the recent hire of Whitney Robertson, who will join the team as Marketing Manager. “We are very excited to have Whitney join our team at the LCDC,” said Jonathan Coleman, Executive Director. “She... READ MORE

Laurens Teachers Learn from Summer Manufacturing Jobs

08/01/2017 - GRAY COURT, S.C., July 27, 2017 — Steel-toed boots, safety glasses and sophisticated robotics will likely resonate among this year’s summer memories for a group of Laurens County educators. Fifteen teachers from Laurens County School Districts 55 and 56 seized the opportunity to earn while they learned at ZF Transmissions in... READ MORE

GE Renewable Energy Selects Clinton, SC for New Test Facility

06/28/2017 - GE Renewable Energy recently announced that it has selected Clinton, South Carolina for a new research and development facility. The $29 million facility will be used to test prototype bearing designs and evaluate next generation bearing technology for the GE’s Onshore Wind business. The new facility will be located... READ MORE

U.S. Commerce Department Invests in Laurens County

06/20/2017 - U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) of the U.S. Commerce Department is awarding a $1.3 million grant to Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission of Laurens, S.C., to help build critical water and sewer infrastructure for... READ MORE

REMA relocates headquarters to Fountain Inn

06/06/2017 - Laurens County South Carolina economic development continues to grow. REMA USA LLC., a leading global innovator and manufacturer of high-power electrical connectors, is expanding its United States headquarters into Laurens County. Investing $2M into an existing 38,000-square-foot facility located at 385 South Woods Drive, Fountain Inn, S.C., the company will... READ MORE

Laurens County was one of four Upstate communities to make the “Small Towns, Big Deals” list

04/26/2017 - Four Upstate South Carolina communities are named in Southern Business & Development’s “Dixie Dozen: Small Towns, Big Deals” feature, which recognizes successful economic development efforts among communities with a population of 200,000 or less. Cherokee, Laurens, Oconee, and Pickens counties were among the 14 South Carolina communities highlighted... READ MORE

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