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Oct 20, 2016  |  Mount Franklin Foods investing $10 million to Create 225 New Jobs
Mount Franklin Foods  a leading North American manufacturer of high-quality candy and nut products, is launching new operations in Sumter… (more)


Feb 18, 2016  |  Central Carolina Technical College Develops Prosthetic Hand for Turbeville Teen
At 13-years-old, Connor Morgan gave his mom a right-handed greeting for the first time as his father. Morgan was gifted… (more)


Dec 17, 2015  |  Teamwork: S.C. Commerce Chief Hitt Credits Local Economic Development Units for Agency’s Success
~~SC Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt talks about the importance of Teamwork in Economic Development, specifically that economic development takes… (more)


Dec 17, 2015  |  Sumter Income Level On the Rise
An informational letter from South Carolina Department of Revenue announced Monday that Sumter County's 2014 per capita income is $36,077,… (more)


Nov 16, 2015  |  Continental’s Sumter Plant to Supply Tires for Exclusive Elio Motors Three-Wheeled Vehicle
(Sumter, SC- November 16, 2015)— Elio Motors, Inc. announced that Continental Tire the Americas, LLC - Sumter Plant will be… (more)


Sep 8, 2015  |  Continental Tire - Sumter Plant Announces Expansion
Continental Tire - Sumter Plant announces $275 million expansion and increases jobs commitment by 100. This will bring total CapEx… (more)


Apr 8, 2015  |  Gov. Haley, Dept. of Commerce Recognize Guido Hobi as Ambassador of the Year
COLUMBIA, S.C. – As part of the annual Industry Appreciation Week, the South Carolina Department of Commerce recently recognized Guido… (more)


Mar 12, 2015  |  US News: Sumter one of the best places to buy a retirement home in America
We've always known Sumter is a wonderful place to retire, and now others are realizing this, too. US News says… (more)


Feb 8, 2015  |  APEX Tool Group wins Manufacturer of the Year
Creating new, well-paying jobs and a strong commitment to the community are reasons the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce 2014… (more)


Jan 22, 2015  |  Partnering for the Workforce of Tomorrow: Work Experience Program Announced
A new economic development program that will offer paid work experience opportunities for Central Carolina Technical College Industrial & Engineering… (more)



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“I’ve spent enough time in Sumter now to know that this is a strong community with great people, and dedicated leaders looking toward the future. Continental Tire is proud to continue to be a part of Sumter’s success story.”
Craig Baartman
Manager, Continental Tires The Americas, Sumter