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Aug 20, 2014  |  Confirmed: Apex Tool Group to expand Sumter County employment
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Apex Tool Group, LLC, a leading manufacturer of power and hand tools with more than 30 brands,… (more)

Aug 10, 2014  |  200 jobs could come to Sumter with new Apex Tool expansion
Company will shutter its plants in Texas, ArkansasBY BRADEN BUNCHApex Tool will add between 150 and 200 jobs to its… (more)

Apr 6, 2014  |  Continental Tire’s Craig Baartman Ambassador of the Year
We at Sumter Economic Development are pleased to congratulate Continental Tire Plant Manager Craig Baartman as our Ambassador for Economic Development. We… (more)

Mar 31, 2014  |  Sumter bests U.S. jobless rate for1st time in 14 years
The job picture in Sumter County is better than the national average for the first time in nearly 14 years,… (more)

Mar 31, 2014  |  Sumter Mold Service preps for full production
There's a new mold in town. Or at least there soon will be. Employees at Sumter Mold Service are working… (more)

Mar 3, 2014  |  Director’s Award presented to Continental Tire the Americas
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Department of Commerce gathered leaders from across the state on Monday for the 24th… (more)

Feb 27, 2014  |  King Machine announces new facility in Sumter
COLUMBIA, S.C. - King Machine, a Charlotte-based molds manufacturing and service company with expertise in the tire industry, has selected… (more)

Sep 8, 2013  |  SC Jumps to #2 in Top States for Doing Business Survey
Top States for Doing Business 2013: Texas on Top....AgainArea Development Magazine Special Presentation (Q3 / Summer 2013)As the economy improves and… (more)

Jun 16, 2013  |  South Carolina outpaces nation in manufacturing growth
2012 marks third consecutive year of manufacturing growth in S.C.COLUMBIA, S.C. –  South Carolina has one of the fastest growing… (more)

Jun 9, 2013  |  Development Board, teen group recognized for litter program
COLUMBIA, SC – Palmetto Pride, the state’s anti-litter campaign, has recognized a litter program of the Sumter Development Board for… (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