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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 “40 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)

Oct 21, 2012  |  Area Development: S.C. #2 state for doing business
For the third consecutive year, Area Development magazine’s editors have conducted a survey of a select group of highly respected… (more)

Oct 2, 2012  |  S.C. Gov. Haley: Sumter County a ‘star’ for growth and manufacturing
Gov. Nikki Haley, in her latest visit to Sumter County, touted her commitment to strengthen the state’s manufacturing sector even… (more)

Aug 5, 2012  |  Thompson Industrial Services Expands
Sumter-Based Company Plans to Add 200 Jobs by the end of SeptemberThompson Industrial Services and Sumter Economic Development are pleased… (more)

Jul 30, 2012  |  Porter’s Fabrications increasing operations at Sumter plant
$2.5 million investment expected to create 60 new jobsCOLUMBIA, S.C. – June 28, 2012 – Porter’s Fabrications, a maker of… (more)

Jun 12, 2012  |  Area Development magazine gives “Gold Shovel” award to S.C.
Sumter and South Carolina continue to reap rewards for outstanding economic development. The latest honor is a “Gold Shovel” award… (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