Andy Brack

  • NOBLE:  Promise Zone offers long-term hope

    NOBLE: Promise Zone offers long-term hope

    Phil Noble: “One of the most shameful and enduring problems in South Carolina is the huge gap between the prosperous/urban and poor/rural areas of our state. Most of these poor/rural counties are along Interstate 95, dubbed The Corridor of Shame – and it is. But some recent big news offers real, long-term hope for the…

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  • Hundreds attend Promise Zone meetings

    July 2015 stories from The Walterboro Press and Standard, Jasper County Sun Times, Hampton County Guardian and The Colletonian on the new S.C. Promise Zone.

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  • Bamberg residents share Promise Zone “wish list”

    From the Orangeburg Times and Democrat, 7/12/15: Residents at a Wednesday morning town hall meeting cited a new state-of-the art hospital, industrial growth and enhancement of workforce-training programs as priorities as the community pursues federal dollars.

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  • Rural communities need to seize opportunities

    Andy Brack, Statehouse Report: “People in rural counties across South Carolina know the challenges they face. “They know about their high poverty, higher than normal unemployment, challenged schools and need for better health care facilities. They understand how their tax rates are higher than urban areas because of the lack of a broad industrial tax…

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