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Local Economic Development Community Unites to Grow Region’s Economy
In preparation for an anticipated economic rebound once the effects of the COVID-19 health crisis subside, the Richland County Economic Development Office (RCEDO) has teamed with Lexington County, the City of Columbia, the  University of South Carolina Midlands Technical College   and the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) to develop an economic development action plan to promote the growth of knowledge-based industries within the region. Read more.
Dr. Juliana Iarossi Elected To SC Launch Inc. Board of Directors
Dr. Juliana Iarossi, Clinical Assistant Professor with the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, was recently elected to the SC Launch, Inc. Board of Directors. SC Launch, Inc. is the investment affiliate of the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) and its board of directors approves loans and investments made to companies in the SC Launch program. Read more.
SC company rolling out face shields to schools across the country
In an effort to give schools one more option to reopen safely, a Columbia-based manufacturing company is rolling out face shields for children. Since March, ZVerse, an SCRA funded company , has become one of the largest face shield manufacturers in the country. Now, they’re working to help schools and universities. Read more.
SC Codes and Tallo partner to offer digital badges for free programming courses
SC Codes, a statewide program aimed at providing free access to code education, and Tallo, an online platform that connects talent with opportunities, today announced a new partnership designed to open educational and workforce pathways for those with programming skills. Tallo is an SC Launch portfolio company . Read more.
SCRA Board of Trustee Members Honored as 2020 Women of Influence
Board of Trustee Members, Heather Simmons Jones and Krista Newkirk , were honored during GSA Business Report 's inaugural Women of Influence event. The virtual event honore d 25 influential women in the Upstate region. Heather Simmons Jones also won the  Community Champion Award . Read more.
JULY 23-24
DIG SOUTH Virtual Tech Summit is coming. The same amazing content, stellar networking oppor tunities, investor pitches, exhibitors and more. Learn more.
JULY 29 @12 :00 p.m .
SC Biz News: Columbia Icons & Phenoms Event . Learn more.
AUG 4 @5 :30 p.m .
SC Biz News: Charleston Forty Under 40 . Grayson Dorr, SCRA Investment Finance Manager , will be recognized as a Forty Under 40 recipient. Learn more.
AUG 19 @5 :30 p.m .
SC Biz News: GSA Forty Under 40 Event. Learn more.
AUG 26 @12 :00 p.m .
Partnership brings $1 million loan relief program to aid Lexington businesses during COVID-19. A partnership between First Reliance Bank and The Town of Lexington has led to the creation of a $1 million dollar loan program to aid in-town businesses impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
$79 million in CARES Act funding open to Greenville businesses. Greenville County opened the door to $70 million in  stimulus funding  for Greenville businesses on July 6. Minority small businesses and public health providers also can apply for grants from respective $5 million and $4 million funding pools.   Read more.