News and Reports

Jun 7, 2024  |  Two Sumter County Agribusinesses Awarded Grants
South Carolina Entrepreneurs Awarded $200,000 for Innovative Agribusinesses South Carolina Department of Agriculture Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner Media Contact: Eva Moore, SCDA Communications Director, 803-734-2196, emoore@scda.sc.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 29, 2024 South Carolina Entrepreneurs Awarded $200,000 for Innovative Agribusinesses COLUMBIA – The South Carolina
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May 29, 2024  |  Earl Wilson Honored with American Spirit, Global Edge Award
We recently hosted our 14th annual Bluegrass & BBQ event to recognize our investors and celebrate the region’s continued success. Since 2009, we have championed “American Spirit, Global Edge” as it reflects two things about Sumter: our irrepressible community spirit and the competitive edge we can help
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Apr 22, 2024  |  Fulfillment Contractor to Begin Operations in Sumter County
Utopia Fulfillment, Inc. has announced plans to establish their first South Carolina operations in Sumter County. The Sumter facility will be located at 31 Plowden Mill Rd., with an expected launch date at the end of April 2024. Utopia Fulfillment Inc., a warehousing and fulfillment services provider is one of the top
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Jan 24, 2024  |  Nova Molecular Technologies Expanding Operations in Sumter County
Nova Molecular Technologies (Nova), a high-purity solvents manufacturer, today announced it is expanding its operations in Sumter County. The company’s $23.75 million investment will create 20 new jobs. Founded in Texas in 1991, Nova is a leader in high-value solvent recovery technology. The company’s Recover and Return model
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Dec 18, 2023  |  eVAC Magnetics to Build First U.S. Facility in Sumter, South Carolina
eVAC Magnetics announced this month it will be building its first U.S. production facility in Sumter County, South Carolina. The project will lead to an investment of more than $500 million and the creation of 300 new jobs. The announcement represents a collaboration between the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Team
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Apr 27, 2023  |  SEM Wafertech Inc. and Solar4America Technology, Inc. establishing first South Carolina operations in Sumter County
COLUMBIA, S.C. –  SEM Wafertech Inc. (SEM Wafertech) and Solar4America Technology, Inc. (Solar4America), both 100% owned by SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPI), a global renewable energy company, today announced plans to establish their first South Carolina operations in Sumter County. The $65.9 million investment will create 300 new
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Nov 4, 2022  |  Sumter makes Forbes 2022 top 10 ‘Best Places to Live’ in S.C.
BY SHELBIE GOULDING shelbie@theitem.com The City of Sumter was recognized as one of the best places to live in the state along with major cities along the coast and Upstate. Forbes Advisor released an article on Oct. 22 on the best places to live in South Carolina as of 2022.
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Oct 27, 2022  |  Our own Yanet Lopez graduates from OUEDI
Yanet Lopez graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute (OU EDI) on October 20, 2022 at the OU EDI Fall session. OU EDI is an intensive 117-hour certificate program which provides a broad spectrum of advanced education for the economic development professional.  Barry Matherly, CEcD and Dean for
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Aug 31, 2022  |  Continental Tire Breaks Ground on New Sumter Building
•Production and management team members celebrate the occasion • Over 126,000 square feet to be added to existing manufacturing facility Sumter, SC, August 29, 2022 – Continental Tire broke ground earlier this month in Sumter, South Carolina on a new building which will add an additional 126,000 square feet to the existing two
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Jun 15, 2022  |  HGTC Partnership Secures Internship at Georgia-Pacific
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is proud to announce that an electronics engineering student has secured a summer internship at Georgia-Pacific, Clarendon. Cameron Feagin has accepted a summer internship position in the Electrical and Instrumentation Department to provide a high-quality work experience prior to his second year in the Electronics Engineering
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