An Interesting thread to pull; The South Carolina R&D Tax Credit

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, “South Carolina is a branch manufacturing state.” They tell us there’s not enough headquartering here, not enough research and development, but what if I told you the Palmetto State has a solution, in theory. South Carolina’s Research and Development…

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Workforce

Workforce Wants and Woes; Recruiting Firm Talks Manufacturing Labor Concerns

Recently, South Carolina Manufacturing (SCMFG) sat down with Gary Tompkins, the CEO of The Kidder Group in Greenville, to discuss workforce concerns in South Carolina. As companies grow or look to expand their footprint in state or out, it is critical these manufacturers have access to quality labor. Many…


Is there an echo in the room? Another South Carolina Company hinges success on Workforce

Recently, South Carolina Manufacturing (SCMFG) sat down with Preston Patnoude, the Managing Director of Edgewater Automation in Spartanburg, to discuss the state’s business climate, wants and needs. (SCMFG) What in-state organizations, fellow manufactures and business service providers did Edgewater Automation utilize to achieve its current market standing? (Preston…


Aerospace


Game on; T-X Advanced Jet Trainer Competition

The US Air Force T-X advanced jet trainer competition is in the final stages of source selection with an award expected in the first quarter 2018. It is seen by many as a contest between two aircraft, the existing Lockheed Martin/Korean Air T-50  and The Boeing/Saab T-X…


Legislation

An Interesting thread to pull; The South Carolina R&D Tax Credit

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, “South Carolina is a branch manufacturing state.” They tell us there’s not enough headquartering here, not enough research and development, but what if I told you the Palmetto State has a solution, in theory. South Carolina’s Research and Development…


Decisions, Decisions: Tax Season 2018 looms for Manufacturers

You’re not the only one confused by the tax issue. While it’s true that it might be the opportunity of a lifetime for many companies, tax expert David Jones of GreerWalker says it’s time to proceed with caution. Should you change your filing status to drop your…