Fully-redesigned site offers companies new view of South Carolina
Columbia, SC — The S.C. Department of Commerce announced the launch of its brand new website, which offers companies of all sizes a new view of the resources available to them.
For the first time in nearly seven years, the website for the state’s economic development agency has received a major overhaul, featuring a responsive redesigned user interface. Developed with S.C. Commerce’s various clients and partners in mind, the new website allows businesses looking to expand or locate in South Carolina the opportunity to access a variety of resources and information sortable by industry type, company size, geographic location and more.
“It’s impossible to overstate the importance of first impressions when it comes to economic development,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “For many prospective industries, our website is their first point of contact with the State of South Carolina. So, it’s imperative that we put our best foot forward and make it easy for these companies to easily access all of the resources available to them.”
In conjunction with the new site, S.C. Commerce has rebranded SourceSC, its material and service locator program designed to connect South Carolina companies with in-state suppliers and vendors. Formerly known as Buy South Carolina, SourceSC allows in-state companies to improve on efficiency by decreasing operation and freight costs, reducing supplier delivery times and improving business relations with suppliers.
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. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. 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. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.