December 2015

  • Promise Zone offers a blessing for our region

    Danny Black: “DEC. 25, 2015 — From Allendale County to Jasper County and all points in between, there is much for people in our part of the Palmetto State to be thankful for this year. One reason is that we live in the new federally-designated South Carolina Lowcountry Promise Zone, which has already begun to…

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  • 12/23: Promise Zone funding opportunities, resources, events

    12/22: The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development has a rich, new online tool that allows a full website search on the HUD Exchange, a huge resource that includes results from all areas of HUD’s website that don’t require login access.

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  • Barnwell plant to create 105 jobs in $230 million expansion

    Barnwell plant to create 105 jobs in $230 million expansion

    DEC. 22, 2015 | A Swiss company will invest $230 million and create 105 new jobs in an expansion of a Barnwell County plant, officials announced today. To support the expansion, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits, as well as a $1 million Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Barnwell County…

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  • Cypress Creek Renewables investing $8 million in Allendale County

    DEC. 21, 2015 | Cypress Creek Renewables, a company that specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects, has taken first steps toward investing $8 million in a solar energy project in Allendale County. The project, which is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2016, will create 40-60 jobs…

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