SC Power Team Success Stories

The following companies had recent location or expansion announcements in South Carolina and are powered by the electric cooperative power system:


South Carolina Data Center Advantages

  • Sales tax exemption for companies that invest over $50MM
  • Seven natural aquifers in the state for cooling water
  • South Carolina offers low-cost, highly reliable energy. Electric rates are 15% less than the national average. To discover readily available sites powered by highly reliable, affordable power from the electric cooperatives click “SC Power Sites”
  • South Carolina has the lowest rate of unionization in the nation at 1.6 percent

Workforce Education & Training

readySC™ and Apprenticeship Carolina™
  • Provides skills and technical training to employees of new and expanding businesses in South Carolina
  • Works closely with new companies to provide the recruiting, training and workforce development tools and assistance they need to get up and running
  • Helps a company’s workforce continue to grow by guiding companies through the registered apprenticeship process from initial information to full recognition in the National Registered Apprenticeship System
  • Websites: ReadySC™ and Apprenticeship Carolina
  • A non-profit collaboration of businesses, academic institutions and organizations in South Carolina dedicated to growing the IT talent pipeline and advancing the IT profession
  • Works alongside IT professionals and their companies to provide innovative professional development opportunities, such as their Gartner Big Data Conference, Institute for the Management of IT, Palmetto Open Source Software Conference (POSSCON) and IT Gateway
  • Works with K-12 schools to promote, teach and grow the IT profession, including programs such as their Next Generation IT internship program, Create IT and Make IT Happen camps, Cyber Saturdays and Job Shadowing opportunities
  • Website: IT-oLogy
Center for Applied Innovation and Advanced Analytics

Center for Applied Innovation – Partnership with IBM, Fluor Corporation and University of South Carolina

  • A 10-year, $70 million partnership which offers students unique opportunities to learn both in and outside the classroom for real-world training and to further hone their IT skills
  • Will aim to support and maintain many of USC’s enterprise applications, including BlackBoard, Banner and PeopleSoft systems
  • Will work alongside USC’s College of Engineering and Computing, the Darla Moore School of Business and other academic units to foster new learning environments involving students and private industry
  • Website: Center for Applied Innovation and Advanced Analytics
Clemson University’s CyberInstitute

SmartState Center of Economic Excellence

  • Concentrates its research on developing, testing and evaluating prototype cyberinfrastructure equipment and programs, which can help companies better organize and coordinate data and manage projects and more effectively collaborate with colleagues who may be in various geographical locations
  • Connects research and scholarship in the data field to the commercial sector through corporate partnerships 
  • Website: Clemson University’s CyberInstitute
South Carolina Technical College System
  • Offers numerous information technology courses, including degrees and certifications in Information Systems Security, Health Information Science, Advanced Information Processing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysis
  • Partners with both Clemson University and the University of South Carolina to provide advanced training
  • Website: South Carolina Technical College System

Leading Data Centers in SC

E&I Engineering, Ltd.Anderson
Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)Chester
LPL FinancialYork
South Carolina Electric Coop