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President and CEO of Ranger Aerospace to Lead SC Aerospace Group

President and CEO of Ranger Aerospace to Lead SC Aerospace Group

Columbia, SC (April 13, 2015) – Steve Townes has been named chairman of SCAerospace, a private-sector leadership group organized by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness and the South Carolina Department of Commerce. He will serve a two-year term as chairman. “Businesses serving a common industry naturally cluster in a geographic location, and that’s exactly […]

State Museum’s New Role in Aerospace Education

State Museum’s New Role in Aerospace Education

The South Carolina State Museum recently opened a 75,000 square foot state-of-the-art renovation and expansion project known as, “Windows to New Worlds.”  The new features of this project include an observatory with distance learning capabilities, one of the largest planetariums in the Southeast, an expansive collection of antique telescopes and a multisensory 4D theater. The […]

   


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FROM OUR BLOG

Connecting South Carolina’s Aerospace Cluster

Connecting South Carolina’s Aerospace Cluster

An update written from the SC Aerospace team to the SC Aerospace cluster Our team at the SC Council on Competitiveness and the SC Department of Commerce gets more excited each day about how fast the aerospace industry is growing in South Carolina.  Wayne and I have visited 30 existing aerospace firms in our state […]

Life Sciences Industry Cluster receives grant from Office of Innovation

Life Sciences Industry Cluster receives grant from Office of Innovation

Funds used to provide life science start-ups with resources South Carolina’s life sciences industry cluster (SCBIO), received a $100,000 grant from the Office of Innovation to fund its QuickStart program, helping early stage life science companies navigate their first steps quickly so they can be funding ready with credible support. “We want to identify prime companies […]