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Learn more about the HireMeSC Initiative

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People with disabilities want to work, can work, and should be afforded every opportunity to work. Hire Me SC aims to shift the landscape in South Carolina to one in which employment for every individual, disability or not, is the norm rather than the exception.

Whether you’re looking for a job training program, resources to help you empower or hire an individual with a disability, or a platform from which to advocate for policy change, Hire Me SC can help.

Click the link below to learn more.

S.C. Commerce launches Business Development website

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New tool provides resources for companies of all sizes 


The South Carolina Department of Commerce today announced the launch of a new business development website. This online platform offers S.C. companies – of all sizes – a multitude of valuable resources throughout the phases of development and growth. provides convenient access to a wide range of information and is designed to be a “one stop” resource for the state’s business community. The website helps connect companies – large and small, new and existing – with funding, local resources, buyers, data and analytics to guide smart and efficient business decisions.


“To maintain South Carolina’s competitive edge, it is imperative companies have access to a myriad of resources needed to grow and succeed,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “Our state has built a reputation for our business-friendly climate. This new online asset is the latest tool in our arsenal that connects with the needs of all companies that call South Carolina home – now and in the future.”


Among its many features, the new site has a robust resource directory providing connections to one-on-one business consultations, funding opportunities, as well as workforce recruitment, innovation and export information. It also includes access to a new business intelligence tool that enables individual companies to evaluate S.C. markets and competition.

Free coding program growing in South Carolina

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Statewide SC Codes initiative expanding

The S.C. Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation, in collaboration with Build Carolina, today announced the expansion of SC Codes, a statewide program designed to provide free access to coding education for all residents.

Announced in 2018 and officially launched earlier this year, SC Codes is a first-of-its-kind, state-funded resource, aiming to connect South Carolinians to the education and resources they need to unlock careers in technology. The program provides free online coding curriculum, as well as mentoring services, to all South Carolina residents through a web platform.

To date, more than 5,300 South Carolinians have registered on the platform and completed 1,500 lessons. The expansion will include growing the number of host sites and partners across the state, adding course content, increasing the number of participants and exploring plans for certifications and apprenticeships.

SC Codes is available to any resident with access to the internet; interested participants can enroll in beginner to advanced curriculum, specifically designed with the demands of the state’s industries in mind. Additionally, cohort-style and classroom-led sessions are available through 16 local site partners. Those interested in becoming a student, a mentor or a community partner can find more information at