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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Marlboro County Economic Development Partnership: one by one story

South Carolina’s Marlboro County Economic Development Partnership provides resources to enhance economic growth and quality of life in the county. Marlboro County is among the poorest communities in the state with one of the highest unemployment rates, which makes economic support for industry and manufacturing of utmost importance. One way it’s working to provide this support is through the development of a training facility—the Eastside Center for Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM). In mid-May, along with the Marlboro County School District and Northeastern Technical College, the nonprofit organization broke ground on the up-and-coming industry-training center. The facility is being constructed on the grounds of its namesake, the old East Side school. Scheduled for October completion, ECAM aims to be a training hub for both current industry workers and those looking to enter a career in manufacturing.

The Marlboro County Economic Development Partnership was the recipient of a one by one® from promotional products retailer 4imprint®. It used the grant to purchase branded calculators that were given as keepsakes to attendees to commemorate ECAM’s ground breaking. “I was very excited to receive this grant,” said Kenneth Stroman, Marlboro County Economic Development Partnership Board Secretary and Treasurer. “We appreciate 4imprint’s community service efforts and we are elated that they saw our training center worthy of support.”