How arts work within community development
The work of arts leaders around the S.C. Promise Zone will be a focus of a live webinar discussion set for noon EDT today with Sandi Curd of Kentucky and Susan DuPlessis of the S.C. Arts Commission.
If you can’t participate, we’ll post a recorded version when it is available.
Background: “The Art of Community: Rural S.C.”
On March 15 and 16, a group of arts advisors from the Promise Zone and leaders from other parts of the state and nation met to showcase the S.C. Arts Commission’s initiative known as “The Art of Community: Rural S.C.” Participants hailed from as far away as Iowa, Vermont, Indiana, Georgia and Washington, D.C.
Thunderbolt Biomass, Inc., a manufacturer of wood pellets from sawmill residuals, is launching new processing operations in Allendale County, according to news releases. The company is planning to invest $6 million in the project, creating 35 new jobs.
“Companies come to our state and invest in our people because of all our state has to offer, and we’re excited to see what the future holds for Thunderbolt Biomass in Allendale County,” Gov. Henry McMaster said. Read more
One-day, intensive training sessions seek to catalyze requests for funding in region
MARCH 23, 2017 | The Center for a Better South will offer one-day grant-writing courses on April 20 in Bamberg and April 21 in Yemassee to help organizations improve skills for seeking federal funding available through the S.C. Promise Zone. Read more
Dominion today announced plans to build, own and operate two solar generating facilities in 2017 in Jasper County that will generate 81.4 megawatts of power. The projects’ investment of $100 million is expected to bring 200 construction jobs, according to news releases.
“Dominion is excited to work with a number of partners, including Solvay and South Carolina Electric and Gas, not only to bring additional non-carbon-emitting solar generation to the power grid but also to add to our South Carolina energy infrastructure portfolio,” said Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dominion. “We are proud of the work we are doing in South Carolina to help people, electric and gas distribution companies and industry access clean energy.”
S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster said, “Every time a company invests in our state, it shows a commitment to succeeding here, and that couldn’t be more important to our people. This investment represents the continuance of a lasting partnership between the state of South Carolina and Dominion.” Read more