Economic Development Reveals 2012 Industry Tree

Summerville, South Carolina

December 6, 2012 - Yesterday morning at the December meeting of the Dorchester County Industrial Council (DCIC), Economic Development staff revealed this year's Industry Tree to upper level management representatives from among the County's industrial base. Four years in the making, this holiday tradition serves as a fun and creative way to display products that are made right here in Dorchester County. Each year, industries are asked to provide "ornaments" to best represent the goods that they manufacture. Decorated with sparkling white lights, the tree is complete with company logos and a variety of unique "ornaments." Larger models, products, and replicas are displayed as presents beneath the tree.

The 2012 Industry Tree can be found during the month of December in the lobby of the Greater Summerville-Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce Visitors' Center at 402 North Main Street in Summerville. Not only is this a festive way to celebrate the season, but the tree will also receive a great deal of exposure from this location.

A company directory is also on display to list the 80+ industries that call Dorchester County home. The directory contains a brief description of each industry, as well as the products and services they provide.

"Decorating this tree each year has become a well-loved tradition for our industries. It not only provides them with an opportunity to show pride in what they do, but it also offers a unique marketing opportunity for their business," said Wendy Smith, Existing Industry Manager of Dorchester County Economic Development.

For more information, please contact Dorchester County Economic Development at (843) 875-9109.