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News and Notables

May 18, 2011  |  Third Army arriving in Sumter
From The (Columbia, SC) State newspaper:SUMTER — Lt. Col. Malcolm Earles was the first Third Army soldier to move here… (more)

May 8, 2011  |  South Carolina Moves up Two Notches in CEO Magazine’s ‘Best/Worst States for Business&#8
More than 500 CEOs considered a wide range of criteria, from taxation and regulation to workforce quality and living environment,… (more)

Apr 24, 2011  |  South Carolina Wins Area Development’s ‘Golden Shovel’ Award
The Palmetto State continues to reel in accolades from economic development and site selection publications. Most recently, South Carolina was… (more)

Apr 12, 2011  |  Apex Tool Group Announces Expansion in Sumter
COLUMBIA, S.C. – April 13, 2011 – Gov. Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and Sumter County today… (more)

Mar 31, 2011  |  Evans Trailers Expanding
(SUMTER, S.C. ) Evans Trailers, a Sumter-based manufacturer for more than 90 years, has expanded its operations with the recent… (more)

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)

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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