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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


Fukoku America Expanding Laurens County Operations

03/05/2017 - Laurens County economic development received good news: Fukoku America, a manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive products is growing its operations in Laurens County. The expansion is expected to bring $13.9 million in new investment and lead to the creation of 65 jobs. Fukoku is the largest producer of wiper blade rubber... READ MORE


Laurens County Development Corporation Celebrates Successful 2016

01/19/2017 - Laurens County Development Corporation (LCDC) board members, stakeholders and investors received a report card on the 2016 economic development climate for Laurens County and the state of South Carolina at the LCDC annual meeting on Tuesday at Musgrove Mill Golf Club. Nelson Lindsay, Director of Global Business Development for the SC... READ MORE


Rural Infrastructure Authority Awards More Than $9 Million in Water and Sewer Grants

11/15/2016 - COLUMBIA, S.C. — Building capacity in water, sewer and storm drainage infrastructure continues to be the focus of the S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA), as its Board of Directors recently approved more than $9 million in grant awards for 25 projects across South Carolina. More than half of the projects... READ MORE


ZF Welcomes First Class of Apprentices

10/17/2016 - Ten recent high school graduates started work at ZF Transmissions this week, thanks to a partnership between the company, both Laurens County school districts and Piedmont Technical College. The ten students are the first group to go through a new, three-year apprenticeship program that will eventually take students in the... READ MORE


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