Your Investment Makes Us Grow HERE

Since 2005, private sector investment in economic development along with matching dollar for dollar proviso funding has generated over $8.5 million to help recruit industries that bring well-paying jobs to our region. An increase in well-paying jobs fuels the Sumter Economic Development
 

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Growth Engine – or The Sumter EDGE. Thank you for your investment in economic development. We look forward to more success for all of us as we join together to support the Sumter Economic Development Growth Engine. An investment in the Sumter EDGE drives our community’s growth and prosperity.

Growth Chart

How Communities Grow and Prosper

  • Attracts New People
    • New people come to your community and begin new jobs
  • Creation of Living Wage Jobs
    • Generates disposable income
  • Income Spent on Goods and Services
    • Housing, food, cars, entertainment, and investment
  • Government Revenue Generated
    • Sales taxes, income taxes, and fees
  • Amenities and Services Provided
    • Public safety, infrastructure, parks, water and sewer

Sumter Edge logo

Growth Engine – or The Sumter EDGE. Thank you for your investment in economic development. We look forward to more success for all of us as we join together to support the Sumter Economic Development Growth Engine. An investment in the Sumter EDGE drives our community’s growth and prosperity.

Growth Chart

How Communities Grow and Prosper

  • Attracts New People
    • New people come to your community and begin new jobs
  • Creation of Living Wage Jobs
    • Generates disposable income
  • Income Spent on Goods and Services
    • Housing, food, cars, entertainment, and investment
  • Government Revenue Generated
    • Sales taxes, income taxes, and fees
  • Amenities and Services Provided
    • Public safety, infrastructure, parks, water and sewer

Spending Pie Chart

Sumter County: 55%

City of Sumter: 22.5%

EDGE: 22.5%

Having an EDGE is about taking adversity and turning it into an advantage. Private sector investment in economic development has given our efforts that extra “secret sauce” that allows us to compete with any other community on the globe as a premier location to do business. This year, we are unveiling our new logo and encourage you to be a part of the new Sumter Smarter Growth Initiative – The Sumter EDGE. Investment in economic development has long given our efforts an edge – that elusive quality that gives an upper hand and attracts attention and support. In this case-The Sumter EDGE gives us a competitive edge. We invite you to be a part of it through your support of economic development.

Spending Pie Chart

Sumter County: 55%

City of Sumter: 22.5%

EDGE: 22.5%

Having an EDGE is about taking adversity and turning it into an advantage. Private sector investment in economic development has given our efforts that extra “secret sauce” that allows us to compete with any other community on the globe as a premier location to do business. This year, we are unveiling our new logo and encourage you to be a part of the new Sumter Smarter Growth Initiative – The Sumter EDGE. Investment in economic development has long given our efforts an edge – that elusive quality that gives an upper hand and attracts attention and support. In this case-The Sumter EDGE gives us a competitive edge. We invite you to be a part of it through your support of economic development.


“The private funding that comes from EDGE partners is the extra that allows our job-creation effort to be extraordinary.”

– Chuck Fienning, Investor

“The private funding that comes from EDGE partners is the extra that allows our job-creation effort to be extraordinary.”

– Chuck Fienning, Investor

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  • SC Certified Economic Developer
  • More than 10 years experience in executive fundraising
  • Worked and studied abroad
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QUICK FACTS

  • SC Certified Economic Developer
  • More than 10 years experience in executive fundraising
  • Worked and studied abroad
  • Fluent French Speaker

Wife. Mother. Gardener