Cooley Group announces $10M expansion in Lancaster

A New England Company with a production facility in Lancaster County announced plans Monday to triple its investment in the Palmetto State. Rhode Island-based Cooley Group has operated in Lancaster for the past decade, but said it plans to spend another 10-million dollars to add new equipment at its site in the Lancaster Business Park. [...] Read More

Family Trust announces new White Street headquarters

Family Trust Federal Credit Union announced plans today to build a $7 million, 36-thousand square-foot administrative headquarters on the site of its existing branch on West White Street. Family Trust first opened in that area 54 years ago in a storage room of the Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Plant. Alan Aschenbrenner, a designer with 505 [...] Read More

March brings mixed economic news locally

Some mixed news on the job front statewide and locally. York County’s unemployment rate climbed six-tenths of a percent in January to 11.5 percent. Chester County’s rate rose three-tenths of a percent in January to 15.1 percent.In Lancaster County, the jobless rate in January held steady at 12-point-seven percent. Meanwhile, South Carolina’s unemployment rate fell [...] Read More

Charlotte Knights host first of two job fairs for 2012 season

With baseball season just around the corner, the Charlotte Knights held their first of two job fairs for the 2012 summer season Monday in Fort Mill. Knights Media Relations Manager Tommy Viola. Viola says they’re hiring prospective employees of all ages — not just teenagers on summer break. The next job fair is set for [...] Read More

NAACP to talk minority unemployment before county council

The Rock Hill NAACP says it will make a second appearance before the York County Council Monday to talk about the lack of minorities working in county government. A news release sent out by branch president Melvin Poole says the initial appearance before the county council last September, “has been ignored by the council and [...] Read More