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News and Notables

May 6, 2012  |  Jay Schwedler named Developer of the Year
Sumter County Development Board President and CEO Jay Schwedler - for his efforts in leading Sumter County’s economic development efforts… (more)

Apr 19, 2012  |  Sumter Rakes in Magazine’s ‘Top 10’ Honors
Sumter County received four recognitions, either directly or indirectly, in Southern Business & Development magazine’s annual Top 10 issue, released… (more)

Apr 18, 2012  |  Watch out world: The Palmetto is back
South Carolina weighs in with some huge job and investment-generating projectsBy Mike Randle,Publisher, Southern Business & DevelopmentI remember when the… (more)

Apr 18, 2012  |  David Tsu, Au’Some CEO, Named Ambassador for Economic Development
Gov. Nikki Haley and the South Carolina Department of Commerce honored selected economic development leaders as South Carolina Ambassadors for… (more)

Apr 16, 2012  |  Explore the weekend in Sumter
There are more things to do in Sumter, SC than you can possibly pack into a weekend.This quaint southern town… (more)

Mar 14, 2012  |  2012 CiCi Awards Announced by Trade & Industry Development
Corporate Development Investments total more than $11.6 billion; over 34,500 jobs created and retainedTrade & Industry Development, the leading magazine… (more)

Mar 13, 2012  |  Caterpillar expanding in Sumter County
$20 million investment and more than 80 new jobs expected over two yearsCOLUMBIA, S.C. – March 14, 2012 – Caterpillar… (more)

Feb 6, 2012  |  Sumter Economic Development Announces 2012 Manufacturers of the Year
(HILTON HEAD, S.C.)—A small company on the brink of closure just 18 months ago joined two established community manufacturing pillars… (more)

Jan 30, 2012  |  Sumter, S.C. wins big – beating the odds by getting into the game
The criteria for Project Soccer were specific – a 240 acre rail site on an interstate. By Rick FarmerWhen Jay… (more)

Jan 2, 2012  |  Business Facilities Magazine Hails Continental Tires as #2 Project of the Year
(Excerpt from the Business Facilities article located at: Silver Award goes to the South Carolina Department of Commerce for… (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