“Congratulations to the City of Walterboro and its residents on receiving over $2 million in Promise Zone funding to upgrade the city’s sewer treatment facilities.
“The grant, which doesn’t have to be paid back, will pay for nearly all of the $3.4 million upgrade. The city also received an additional $500,000 grant from the S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority, further dropping the price tag. Plus the improvements could generate as many as 129 jobs in the community.
DEC. 4, 2015 | All the ink goes to tax breaks and incentives when a community is successful in attracting a new employer, but the recruiting of an economic development prospect involves everything, including arts and culture.
Often potential economic development factors like the arts and culture are overlooked.
Susan DuPlessis of the South Carolina Arts Commission, said, “It is all so knitted together that sometimes it is difficult to tease out all these different pieces.” Culture and the arts, she explained, is a vital part of a community’s quality of life “that helps make a place that people want to be.”