South Carolina

Sumter Economic Development and The Link

Jay Schwedler

President & CEO

32 East Calhoun Street
Sumter, South Carolina 29150
Phone : 803-418-0700
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Targeted Industries

•   Aerospace & Defense
•   Automotive
•   Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution
•   Manufacturing
•   Metals
•   Plastics
•   Technology/R&D

“Grade A” Workforce Training Resources

Article | February 26, 2018

U.S. businesses know there's a drought in skilled labor. The good news is great community training resources exist. Here are several examples. more >>

SC: Sumter Easy Home to Invest $37M, Hire 88 at 1st U.S. Facility

Development News | June 26, 2017

Supplier of housewares & other retail goods locating new manufacturing operations in Sumter County, SC. more >>

SC: Mount Franklin Foods to Invest $10M, Upfit Sumter County Ops, Hire 225

Development News | October 25, 2016

Manufacturer of candy & nut products to expand at its Live Oak Industrial Park site, adding organic & nutraceutical products. more >>

SC: Apex Tool Group to Expand in Sumter County, Add 150-200 Jobs

Development News | August 26, 2014

Manufacturer of power & hand tools adding production of 2 brand name & private-label hand tools, consolidating several mfg facilities to Sumter. more >>


2012 Corporate Investment Awards Top 15

Article | March 1, 2012

The Corporate Investment division of our 7th Annual CiCi Awards pays tribute to 15 elite U.S. corporations that, out of all the applicants for our... more >>

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Sumter Development Board Receives Honorable Mention for Excellence in Economic Development from International Economic Development Council

November 18, 2010

The Sumter Development Board received an Honorable Mention for Excellence in Economic Development for their The Sumter Smarter Growth Initiative Case... more >>

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