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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)


May 7, 2019  |  Up Close with Brian
As a former US Air Force member, we learn many things while serving our great country.  Some of which entail… (more)


May 6, 2019  |  Up Close with Erika
In the world of Economic Development, the acronym BRE is commonly used for Business Retention and Expansion. If you’re talking… (more)


May 1, 2019  |  Caterpillar of Sumter honored for excellence in corporate responsibility
FROM STAFF REPORTS Caterpillar of Sumter was among 20 South Carolina manufacturing facilities honored by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance… (more)


Apr 25, 2019  |  Sumter Economic Development and SSGI Support E3
L to R D. Hamm- Interim Superintendent, G. Thompson- Board Chairman, J. Brabham, Jr.,  Vice Chairman  For the 2nd year… (more)


Apr 23, 2019  |  Thomas Sumter Academy wins SCISA Science Fair
Thomas Sumter Academy continues to lead the way in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) by winning the South… (more)


Apr 9, 2019  |  Sumter is a finalist for civic engagement annual award
National Civic League names All-America Cities each year BY KAYLA ROBINS kayla@theitem.com It is described as the Nobel Prize, the… (more)


Apr 5, 2019  |  Continental Tire the Americas to Produce ContiSeal™ and ContiSilent™ Tires in the U.S.
Production scheduled to begin at Continental’s Sumter, South Carolina facility in May 2020 50 new jobs will be added by… (more)


Apr 4, 2019  |  Sumter Career And Technology Center Becomes Part Of TransformSC Network
BY BRUCE MILLS bruce@theitem.com   The Sumter Career and Technology Center has made steps forward in recent years, and it… (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