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Welcome to


Connect and build your future! 

While the true prize is community growth, we're delighted when we can pause and recognize the players on our team and others that are a part of our efforts. Celebrating you makes the work worthwhile as we experience the growth of our region - as we're better together. 

Bluegrass & BBQ

Our signature investor appreciation event

An Evening of Bluegrass and Barbeque where investors commence and celebrate annual activities and acomplishments.

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Graduate to 


Building a Successful

Path for Progress

High school seniors who do not have post-graduation plans connect with local employers, resources, military, and post-secondary education opportunities for their journey after High School.  

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eSTEAM Sumter


Free, Interactive, Family Festival 

eSTEAM showcases 

advancements in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math that allows show goers to experience and dream about future careers.

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Industry Appreciation Reception

Admiring, Applauding, Acknowledging 

It's our pleasure to dote on our industries as they produce and manufacture goods that impact the globe. This event is designed to recognize their world-wide impact, community support and local presence. 

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Lee & Sumter, South Carolina 

Economic Development Alliance

TheLINK is a public-private economic development organization charged with facilitating the creation of jobs and the investment of capital in our region. 

Contact Information

10 E. Liberty St., Sumter, SC 29150

Toll Free: 800.888.7926

Phone: 803.418.0700


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