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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: http://businessfacilities.com/news/kentucky-sc-arizona-shine-in-business-facilities-awards-contest/)Our Silver Award goes to the South Carolina Department of Commerce for… (more)


Dec 11, 2011  |  Area Development names South Carolina a ‘top’ state for business
Each year Area Development magazine ranks the 50 states based on a host of economic factors, including the cost of… (more)


Nov 17, 2011  |  Sumter Continues to be a Real Estate Hot Spot
Improving Markets Index Expands to 30 Metros in November November 7, 2011 - The number of improving housing markets continued… (more)


Oct 5, 2011  |  Continental Tire the Americas LLC Announces New Plant in Sumter County
COLUMBIA, S.C. – October 6, 2011 – Continental Tire the Americas (CTA) today announced plans to build a new tire… (more)


Sep 21, 2011  |  Downtown revitalization program begins in Sumter
SUMTER, SC (WIS) - New restaurants and businesses are expected to breathe new life into downtown Sumter.Construction in downtown Sumter… (more)


Aug 2, 2011  |  South Carolina Earns a Top Ranking in Business Facilities Business Climate Study
2011 RANKINGS: Utah, Texas Have Best Business ClimateUtah has planted at the summit of our flagship Best Business Climate category… (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