2013 News

BID, COMACT USA, expands to South Carolina
July 17, 2013 - COMACT, a subsidiary of the BID Group of Companies, announced today that it will be establishing a new COMACT USA manufacturing facility in South Carolina.
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Sportsman Boats Manufacturing Expanding Operations in Dorchester County
July 2, 2013 - Sportsman Boats Manufacturing plans to expand its current operations in Dorchester County with a move into a larger facility. The $2.35 million investment is expected to generate 50 new jobs within the next five years.
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SCORE to Begin Services at McMahan Library in St. George
June 6, 2013 - The Coastal Chapter of SCORE will begin monthly counseling services at the McMahan Library at 506 North Parler Avenue in St. George on Tuesday June 18th between the hours of 10am and 2pm in the Training Room of the library.
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South Carolina Workforce Investment Board Honors SC Works Dorchester During Annual Symposium
June 4, 2013 - The State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) provides direction to the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce on workforce development issues, particularly those pertaining to the implementation of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The goal of the South Carolina Workforce Investment Board is to create a competitive workforce advantage for South Carolina by ensuring that a quality and effective workforce system exists in order to improve the lives of all South Carolinians.
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Dorchester County High School Students Receive Work Ethic Certification
June 4, 2013 - During the recent Senior Dinner held at Woodland High School on May 29, 2013, certificates were awarded to those students who successfully completed the newly implemented Work Ethic Certificate Program.
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Rural Infrastructure Authority Approves Grant for Lake Marion Regional Water Agency
May 24, 2013 - According to a press release Tuesday from the South Carolina Department of Commerce, news emerged that the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) recently awarded $5.7 million in grants for 17 water and sewer projects in 15 counties across the state. In particular, the Lake Marion Regional Water Agency (LMRWA) will receive $1,555,600 to complete the LMRWA Reach from Holly Hill to Harleyville that is located between Dorchester and Orangeburg Counties.
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Dorchester County Business Leader Honored by Department of Commerce
March 20, 2013 - Henry "Hank" O. Bennett, Jr., director of TEF Automotive Technology for Robert Bosch Corporation, was honored yesterday as an Ambassador for Economic Development by the Department of Commerce as part of South Carolina's Industry Appreciation Week. The ceremony took place in Columbia on Tuesday, March 19th, on the grounds of the Governor's mansion, and highlighted 47 individuals from 46 counties for their exceptional efforts to bolster community and economic development activities in South Carolina.
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Jon Baggett Receives Designation of Certified Economic Developer
February 4, 2013 - Jon Baggett, Dorchester County Economic Development Director, recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment, and a commitment to personal and professional growth. The CEcD exam was administered by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) on January 26th and 27th in Orlando, Florida at their winter conference.  
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Jon Baggett Wins '40 Under 40' Award In Economic Development
January 29, 2013 - Jon Baggett, Director for Dorchester County Economic Development, has been selected as a winner in the economic development profession's "40 Under 40" awards, the first-ever awards program recognizing young talent in the economic development profession.
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