News and Reports

Oct 17, 2007  |  Korean fiber maker brings Sumter 28 jobs
Korean manufacturing company Custom Fibers Inc., has purchased the 87,000-square-foot Federal Mogul building on Jefferson Road as part of a $3.275 million investment and hopes to have it fully operational by next spring, said Sumter Development Board President Jay Schwedler on Friday.State Department of Commerce officials said Custom Fibers Inc. —
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Oct 11, 2007  |  Earl Wilson graduates SC Economic Developers School
Earl Wilson, a voting member of the Sumter Development Board since 2005, recently graduated the SC Economic Developers School (SCEDS) in Charleston. SCEDS is a program of the SC Economic Developers Association and is conducted at the Tate Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Charleston.  Wilson, a partner in
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Oct 4, 2007  |  S.C. Recognized for Pro-Business Climate
For the third consecutive year, the state of South Carolina has been named among “America’s Top Ten Pro-Business States” in “Keeping Jobs In America: Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States in 2007,” an independent study published by Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc., a leading U.S. corporate site relocation expert. 
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Sep 24, 2007  |  Housing in Sumter 20% Lower than U.S. Average
Housing in Sumter is an exceptionally good buy, according to the American Chambers of Commerce Research Association (ACCRA).Each quarter ACCRA compiles cost-of-living data from 274 urban areas to create its Cost of Living Index. The index is based on more than 50,000 prices covering almost 60 different items, from housing, utilities, groceries,
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Aug 31, 2007  |  G&G Metal Fabrication Expands
The Sumter Development Board is privileged to announce that one of Sumter’s locally owned and operated companies is growing and expanding. Ending a decade-long search, Tom Garrity is preparing for a cross-town move that will ensure enough room for his business to grow. Currently Garrity’s business, G&
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