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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)


Mar 29, 2019  |  Florence Concrete Products, Inc. Expand Sumter Operations
For Immediate Release Contact: Erika D. Williams 803-418-0709 EkWilliams@sumtersc.gov March 27, 2019 Florence Concrete Products, Inc. Expand Sumter Operations (Sumter,… (more)


Mar 29, 2019  |  Interactive Sumter expo for middle-schoolers highlights manufacturing technology and potential jobs
BY KAYLA ROBINS kayla@theitem.com   Eighth-graders across Sumter School District middle schools had the chance to learn about the advanced… (more)


Mar 27, 2019  |  Manufacturers & Technology Expo
March 26, 2019 For Immediate Release Contact: Erika Williams 803-464-8880 EkWilliams@sumtersc.gov   3rd Annual Technology Expo Planned for Students in… (more)


Mar 21, 2019  |  A Different Kind Of Signing Day For Sumter Students
BY BRUCE MILLS bruce@theitem.com   9 high school seniors starting apprenticeships at Sumter’s Continental Tire Friday was “Signing Day” for… (more)


Feb 3, 2019  |  Morris College Hosts Science In Action Week
The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will celebrate its annual Science in Action Week beginning Tuesday evening with a… (more)


Dec 11, 2018  |  High School Student is 1 of 2 in the State Chosen for Senate Youth Program
Travis Johnson, Crestwood High School Junior and participant in the Sumter Economic Development's Ross McKenzie Emerging Leaders Program was chosen… (more)


Nov 11, 2018  |  Wilder Elementary School Honors Veterans
BY BRUCE MILLS bruce@theitem.com Honor, gratitude, service and sacrifice for "the great U.S. of A." are all concepts that students… (more)


Oct 9, 2018  |  Full STEAM Ahead- Thousands Show up Downtown for 1st Festival to Highlight STEM Related Careers
More than 3,000 people attended the 1st eSTEAM Sumter Festival held over the weekend celebrating advances in Science, Technology, Engineering,… (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