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The Dorchester County Emergency Management Department is facilitating the update process for the County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan is updated every five years in accordance with federal regulations, and its purpose is to identify policies and actions that can be implemented over the long-term to reduce risk and future losses.
Posted Date: 7/30/2014 11:25 AM
SpecChem LLC, a supplier to concrete distributor networks, is opening a new manufacturing facility in Dorchester County. The more than $5.5 million investment is expected to create 50 new jobs.
Posted Date: 7/30/2014 9:15 AM
Project Budget: -$2.1 Million (under budget) Project Schedule: Construction Advertisement October, 2014 (On-Schedule)
Posted Date: 7/25/2014 8:00 AM
Sportsman Boats Manufacturing, a manufacturer of saltwater fishing boats, is more than doubling the size of its existing facility in Dorchester County. The $3.5 million investment is expected to create 150 new jobs.
Posted Date: 7/18/2014 10:15 AM
Notice of proposed modification of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit
Posted Date: 6/27/2014
Coastal Logistics Group (CLG), a third-party logistics (3PL) provider and warehouse operator, has established a new facility in Dorchester County to serve customers shipping through the Port of Charleston. The $1.2 million investment has already created 30 new jobs and is expected to create another 30 jobs in the coming months.
Posted Date: 6/25/2014 10:50 AM
iQor US, Inc., a global provider of business process outsourcing and product support services, is expanding its Dorchester County call center to support growing business initiatives. The $391,500 investment is expected to create more than 320 new jobs.
Posted Date: 6/19/2014 10:00 AM
Posted Date: 6/19/2014
Dorchester County received a $51,180 grant on May 19, 2014 from the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) Basic Infrastructure Grant Program for the county’s St. George Sewer System Improvements project.
Posted Date: 6/16/2014 5:00 PM
Less than a year after establishing local operations, The BID Group of Companies, a British Columbia-based equipment manufacturer for the forest industry, will expand its Comact Equipment U.S. Inc. manufacturing facility in Dorchester County. The capital investment, totaling $1.8 million, is expected to generate approximately 60 new jobs – more than doubling the facility’s current employment.
Posted Date: 5/21/2014 10:40 AM
The Dorchester County Emergency Management Department (EMD) is coordinating a number of activities to educate the County and municipal governments, as well as the community on preparing for 2014 hurricane season and other emergencies.
Posted Date: 5/19/2014 10:05 AM
Scout Boats Inc., a manufacturer of sport fishing boats, is expanding its Dorchester County facility in response to increased customer demand – both domestically and overseas. The company’s $2.5 million investment is expected to create 300 jobs.
Posted Date: 5/14/2014 4:00 PM
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) are groups of volunteer citizens who are trained to assist their community in the event of natural or manmade disasters when emergency services may not be immediately available. CERTs are about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number.
Posted Date: 5/13/2014 1:05 PM
Dorchester County EMS, in conjunction with Because of BRAYDEN and Safe Kids Trident Area led by MUSC Children’s Hospital, is hosting the Summer Safety Festival, an injury prevention and health fair on Saturday, May 17, 2014. This free event, involving multiple local public safety agencies, vendors, and businesses from the tri-county area, will be held at the Dorchester County Human Services Building, 500 North Main Street in Summerville from 10AM to 2PM.
Posted Date: 5/8/2014 4:45 PM
The Dorchester County Emergency Management Department (EMD), in conjunction with Lowcountry CERT and Lowe’s home improvement store, is hosting a Hurricane Preparedness Expo on Saturday, June 7, 2014. The event will be held from 11:00AM to 2:00PM in the front parking lot of Lowe’s (9600 Dorchester Road, Summerville, SC 29485).
Posted Date: 5/5/2014 1:30 PM
Posted Date: 5/5/2014
Posted Date: 5/2/2014
Dorchester County EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award that recognizes its commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer a severe heart attack known as a STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction).
Posted Date: 5/1/2014 3:45 PM

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