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Apr 7, 2021  |  4th Manufacturers and Technology Expo Held for Students in Sumter And Lee Counties
March 31, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Erika Williams 803-464-8880   (Sumter, SC)—TheLINK Economic Development Alliance and the South… (more)

Apr 7, 2021  |  From SKF Sumter to Mars: Bearings produced at local plant used in Perseverance rover
BY BRUCE MILLS Sumter's manufacturing base has always been known for making products used across the globe, but now… (more)

Mar 26, 2021  |  We got it MADE - Right HERE
For the past year, all of us have had to adjust our lives to deal with the global pandemic.  The… (more)

Mar 11, 2021  |  Opportunities take flight: Crestwood High School begins Sumter School District’s first drone certifi
BY BRUCE MILLS Given the digital age we live in, you may see drones regularly flying around Sumter in… (more)

Mar 5, 2021  |  BD Breaks Ground for Phase 2 of Expansion Project
SUMTER, S.C., March 5, 2021 — After extended negotiations starting in 2016, The Sumter Economic Development team announced BD’s major… (more)

Mar 1, 2021  |  King Machine Selects Sumter County for Expansion Project
SUMTER, S.C., March 1, 2021 — Through the combined efforts of TheLINK Economic Development Alliance, Sumter Economic Development, The City… (more)

Feb 3, 2021  |  Shaw AFB Invites Local Manufacturing Companies For A Base Tour And A F-16 Demonstration
We are grateful for the strong relationship that exists between Shaw AFB and Sumter area manufacturers.  After leaders from Shaw… (more)

Jan 27, 2021  |  Virtual Career Fair for Shaw Air Force Base and the SC Military Community
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2021 Contact: James Richter Phone: 803.528.1288 Email: (Columbia, SC) – Today, SC Future Makers, a… (more)

Jan 14, 2021  |  Team Sumter hosted Senator Tim Scott’s team for a meeting
Sumter Economic Development and TheLINK Alliance, the City of Sumter, and Sumter County hosted Senator Tim Scott’s team for a… (more)

Jan 7, 2021  |  Shaw AFB Wing Commander And Command Chief At Pilgrim’s, Continental & BD
Sumter Economic Development and TheLINK Alliance facilitated a series of Sumter based manufacturing familiarization tours with the leadership from Shaw… (more)

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We’ve made great strides. But now it’s time to shift our focus inward and really zero in on our number one asset: our people.”
Greg Thompson
Chair, Sumter Development Board