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Jun 19, 2019  |  SC Ports Graduates 25 Port Ambassadors
CHARLESTON, SC – JUNE 19, 2019 – South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) recognizes 25 delegates for completing the 2018-2019 Port… (more)

May 31, 2019  |  Maj. Gen. Zobrist will retire in Sumter in June
The 9th Air Force commander, who leads eight wings and three direct reporting units through its Shaw Air Force Base… (more)

May 28, 2019  |  Eaton’s Employee Nyaaisjah Samuel Shares Her Story
Nyaaisjah Samuel is a social butterfly, mom of an active 3-year old -- and a switchboard technician at Eaton. “My… (more)

May 24, 2019  |  Alice Drive Elementary School students display STEM inventions
BY DANNY KELLY The Alice Drive Elementary School cafeteria didn't look much like a cafeteria on Monday night but… (more)

May 24, 2019  |  ‘Gummy expert’ buys Sumter’s Mount Franklin
By BRUCE MILLS   The way a corporate executive described it Wednesday, “there’s a little more science to getting… (more)

May 22, 2019  |  Central Carolina Technical College celebrates more than 600 graduates
Central Carolina Technical College held two commencement ceremonies May 10 at the Sumter County Civic Center to accommodate more than… (more)

May 10, 2019  |  Sumter’s Merchant Iron Works owner credits his mentors, employees in his journey to success
BY BRUCE MILLS Sumter Economic Development Board President Jay Schwedler describes winners in the world of local economic development… (more)

May 9, 2019  |  Merchant Iron Works Hosts Expansion Celebration Today
Sumter, SC- Merchant Iron Works, a leader in steel and metal fabrication held a luncheon today, May 9th, in celebration… (more)

May 9, 2019  |  Up Close with Eliza
My path to Sumter is circuitous to say the least. I grew up in Richmond, Virginia. I went to college… (more)

May 8, 2019  |  Up Close with Yanet
Is Manufacturing really a great career choice? It took me sometime to figure this out---here’s my story. As a Cuban… (more)

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“It is clear that South Carolina is focused on providing quality jobs for its citizens. We especially appreciate the cooperation and hospitality provided by the state, county and local government agencies. It is great to work with people who are genuinely interested in creating jobs and stimulating economic growth.”
Gary Ricco
President and CEO, Mount Franklin Foods