Right to Work South Carolina Sees a Spike in Economic Development

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South Carolina is seeing new businesses invest in their state, a number of which are in Charleston. After seeing all the economic benefits of this Right to Work State, Vigilent Labs is bringing its headquarters to Charleston. Meanwhile, the local Defense Engineering Services is expanding operations not too far away. In Columbia, Mark Anthony Brewing is investing in a new location here.

Combined, these companies will invest a total of over half a billion dollars and create about 718 jobs. So these will be fantastic additions to South Carolina’s economy and job force. Read on to see what people are saying about each investment!

Vigilent Labs:

“Companies like Vigilent Labs continue to come to our state and invest in our people because of all that South Carolina has to offer. We are thankful for Vigilent Labs’ decision to invest more than $104.6 million and create over 400 new jobs here. […] I look forward to seeing what the future will bring for this fantastic company and its leadership.”


Defense Engineering:

“We started DES in South Carolina and the friendly business climate has helped us reinvest and grow. Over the next five years, we are planning for steady growth both through federal contracting and our involvement with other thriving businesses in the state. We look forward to continuing to build DES and expanding our capability to offer engineering, design and prototyping services.”


Mark Anthony Brewing:

“South Carolina is home to a number of world-class, well-known brands[. I]t’s great to see another one choose to locate in the Palmetto State. We celebrate Mark Anthony Brewing’s decision to invest $400 million in Richland County with its new brewery and production facility.”


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