Sumter EDGE

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.


EDGE Oversight Board

Edge board members

Chairman
Mack Kolb
Century 21, Hawkins & Kolb, Inc.

Vice-Chairman
Jim Jones
Jones Automotive Group

Secretary/Treasurer
Anthony Wrobel
Webster Rogers, LLP

Ed Bynum
Bynum Insurance

Frank Edwards
Williams-Brice-Edwards Charitable Trust

Jeff Faw
Tuomey Foundation

Chuck Fienning
Individual Investor

Jack Osteen
Osteen Publishing

Joe Singleton
Joe Singleton Co.

Gene Weston
Burgess Brogdon Building Supply

Melissa White
Synovus Bank

Chairman
Mack Kolb
Century 21, Hawkins & Kolb, Inc.

Vice-Chairman
Jim Jones
Jones Automotive Group

Secretary/Treasurer
Anthony Wrobel
Webster Rogers, LLP

Ed Bynum
Bynum Insurance

Frank Edwards
Williams-Brice-Edwards Charitable Trust

Jeff Faw
Tuomey Foundation

Chuck Fienning
Individual Investor

Jack Osteen
Osteen Publishing

Joe Singleton
Joe Singleton Co.

Gene Weston
Burgess Brogdon Building Supply

Melissa White
Synovus Bank

Our Investors

  • Art Bradham, CPA
  • Toast Bartending Service, LLC
  • Century 21, Hawkins & Kolb
  • BB&T
  • Prudential/John M. Brabham
  • Vigier Computer Services
  • Walbridge
  • William Day
  • Frasier Tire Service
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Coldwell Banker Commercial Cornerstone
  • Chernoff Newman
  • L&N Properties
  • Diversified Plastics & Pkg., Inc.
  • Alliance Consulting Engineers
  • SAFE Federal Credit Union
  • Lynam Construction
  • Nexsen Pruett, LLC
  • Shealy Electrical Wholesalers
  • First Citizens Bank
  • ECB Construction
  • Sumter Medical Consultants
  • Turner’s Garage
  • Naomi & Warner
  • Buxton Legal Group, LLC
  • State Farm Insurance/Tammy Kelly
  • Sumter Printing
  • V.B. Hawthorne & Son
  • Sumter Wood Preserving
  • Nicole Norris Design Studio
  • Glasscock Company, Inc.
  • Burgess-Brogdon Companies
  • International Paper
  • Santee Cooper
  • Fort Roofing
  • Palmetto Economic Dev. Corp.
  • G&G Metal Fabrication, Inc.
  • Hill Plumbing and Electric Co., Inc.
  • NBSC
  • Colonial Family Practice
  • American Engineering Consultants
  • Newman Law Firm
  • SunPak Logistics
  • Galloway & Moseley
  • Best Lumber and Millwork
  • Parker Poe
  • Food for the Southern Soul
  • Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce
  • American Resource Group
  • State Farm Insurance/Ben Griffith

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American Spirit. Global Edge.

Since 2009, we've championed American Spirit. Global Edge as it reflects two things about Sumter: our irrepressible community spirit and the competitive edge we can help supply to local businesses. With this, each year we acknowledge a business or community leaders that boldly exemplifies these tenets and champion the economic development efforts in our community. The 2018 recipient is Greg Thompson.

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Eliza Buxton

Manager, Operations

QUICK FACTS

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

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Meet Our Expert

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Eliza Buxton
Manager, Operations

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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