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News and Notables

Jan 27, 2011  |  Kaydon’s Al Hubbard Announced as Ambassador for Economic Development
COLUMBIA, S.C. – January 26, 2011 – Al Hubbard was honored yesterday as Sumter County’s Ambassador for Economic Development by… (more)

Jan 5, 2011  |  Au’Some Candies Announces $6 million, 120-job facility
(Sumter, S.C.) – Sumter County, the Sumter Development Board and the South Carolina Department of Commerce today announced that Au’some… (more)

Nov 2, 2010  |  Site Selection Credits South Carolina With a Top Business Climate
Site Selection magazine has released its 2010 Top State Business Climate Rankings, and South Carolina came in as the fifth… (more)

Oct 14, 2010  |  Development Board Wins a Pair of IEDC Awards
The Sumter Development Board received two awards from the International Economic Development Council at its annual meeting in September in… (more)

Sep 29, 2010  |  Sykes to Add 150 More Jobs
Sykes Enterprises, a global leader in call center services that currently employs 350 locally, will add an additional 150 jobs… (more)

Jul 8, 2010  |  Third Army begins Historic Move to Sumter’s Shaw Air Force Base
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. - Third Army Soldiers took the next big step in its move to Shaw Air… (more)

Jun 30, 2010  |  I-95 Mega Site named Top 10 megasite by Southern Business & Development
Ten Sites in the South that Will Eventually Land “The Big One.”The two-year recession has been a deal breaker for… (more)

Jun 28, 2010  |  Area Development Magazine Awards SC Silver Shovel 2nd Year in a Row
AREA DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT5th Annual Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Celebrate Success in Job Creation and… (more)

May 24, 2010  |  Kaydon announces more investments in Sumter County
The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Sumter County are pleased to announce that the Kaydon Corporation will be expanding… (more)

Feb 24, 2010  |  Sykes to Hire 400
The local branch of an international company will hire as many as 400 people in the coming months. According to… (more)

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“We are grateful for the support we have received here in Sumter and South Carolina. Dynamic
local organizations and so many individuals have definitely helped us expand. More jobs at Apex
help the entire Sumter community. It’s great to be a part of that.”
Ryan Cagle
Vice President, ABS and Project Management Apex Tool Group, LLC.