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Mar 16, 2011  |  South Carolina’s Rankings Show the Palmetto State Excellent for Business
Below is a compilation of recent rankings showing how the state of South Carolina compares to other states. It shows… (more)

Mar 13, 2011  |  Sumter Packaging Expanding
One local company is adding another facility in hopes of benefiting from the arrival of Boeing Co. in Charleston.Sumter Packaging… (more)

Jan 27, 2011  |  Kaydon’s Al Hubbard Announced as Ambassador for Economic Development
COLUMBIA, S.C. – January 26, 2011 – Al Hubbard was honored yesterday as Sumter County’s Ambassador for Economic Development by… (more)

Jan 5, 2011  |  Au’Some Candies Announces $6 million, 120-job facility
(Sumter, S.C.) – Sumter County, the Sumter Development Board and the South Carolina Department of Commerce today announced that Au’some… (more)

Nov 2, 2010  |  Site Selection Credits South Carolina With a Top Business Climate
Site Selection magazine has released its 2010 Top State Business Climate Rankings, and South Carolina came in as the fifth… (more)

Oct 14, 2010  |  Development Board Wins a Pair of IEDC Awards
The Sumter Development Board received two awards from the International Economic Development Council at its annual meeting in September in… (more)

Sep 29, 2010  |  Sykes to Add 150 More Jobs
Sykes Enterprises, a global leader in call center services that currently employs 350 locally, will add an additional 150 jobs… (more)

Jul 8, 2010  |  Third Army begins Historic Move to Sumter’s Shaw Air Force Base
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. - Third Army Soldiers took the next big step in its move to Shaw Air… (more)

Jun 30, 2010  |  I-95 Mega Site named Top 10 megasite by Southern Business & Development
Ten Sites in the South that Will Eventually Land “The Big One.”The two-year recession has been a deal breaker for… (more)

Jun 28, 2010  |  Area Development Magazine Awards SC Silver Shovel 2nd Year in a Row
AREA DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT5th Annual Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Celebrate Success in Job Creation and… (more)

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Craig Baartman
Manager, Continental Tires The Americas, Sumter