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News and Notables

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)

May 30, 2013  |  South Carolina wins Area Development magazine’s 2013 Silver Shovel Award
Area Development magazine, a trade publication of the economic development industry, has awarded South Carolina with a "Silver Shovel Award"… (more)

May 19, 2013  |  Sumter moves up in “Best Cities for Job Growth” rankings
The Sumter Metropolitan Statistical Area jumped a remarkable 101 spots in the 2013 “Best Cities for Job Growth” study.The study… (more)

Apr 24, 2013  |  May conference to help Sumter get behind headlines
Press ReleaseContact: Andy Brack @ (843) 670.3996; May conference to help Sumter get behind headlines“What's Next, South Carolina?” to feature… (more)

Mar 20, 2013  |  Caterpillar’s Brian T. Mezei honored as Sumter County’s Ambassador
COLUMBIA, S.C. – March 20, 2013 – Brian T. Mezei, facility manager for Caterpillar Hydraulics, was honored yesterday as Sumter… (more)

Jan 27, 2013  |  Jay Schwedler Honored with β€œ40 Under 40” Award in Economic Development
Orlando, Fla. – Jay Schwedler, president and CEO of Sumter Economic Development, has been selected as a winner in the… (more)

Dec 27, 2012  |  Schwedler elected director of economic council
Schwedler elected director of economic councilPosted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 6:00 am | Updated: 4:43 pm, Tue Dec 25, 2012.BY… (more)

Dec 27, 2012  |  State releases new issue of Commerce magazine
The S.C. Dept. of Commerce has released the newest issue of Commerce, a promotional magazine that explains the merits of… (more)

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β€œIt 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