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S.C. Commerce launches Business Development website

For Immediate Release
June 22, 2020

S.C. Commerce launches Business Development website
New tool provides resources for companies of all sizes

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Department of Commerce today announced the launch of a new business development website. This online platform offers S.C. companies - of all sizes - a multitude of valuable resources throughout the phases of development and growth. provides convenient access to a wide range of information and is designed to be a "one stop" resource for the state's business community. The website helps connect companies - large and small, new and existing - with funding, local resources, buyers, data and analytics to guide smart and efficient business decisions.

"To maintain South Carolina's competitive edge, it is imperative companies have access to a myriad of resources needed to grow and succeed," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. "Our state has built a reputation for our business-friendly climate. This new online asset is the latest tool in our arsenal that connects with the needs of all companies that call South Carolina home - now and in the future."

Among its many features, the new site has a robust resource directory providing connections to one-on-one business consultations, funding opportunities, as well as workforce recruitment, innovation and export information. It also includes access to a new business intelligence tool that enables individual companies to evaluate S.C. markets and competition.

For more information, visit

About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through investment on a per capita basis. Additionally, the state has won the Gold or Silver Shovel Award from Area Development magazine every year since 2011. For more information, visit

Alex Clark, CMP
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-1998

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