Economic Development is a cornerstone of the Cooperative’s philosophy. Through its subsidiary, the Black River Economic Development Corporation, the Cooperative actively recruits and promotes industry in the area. Companies such as Caterpillar, Diebold, Federal Mogul and the King Company have partnered with the Cooperative for mutual economic development.
Airport-Black River Industrial Park in Sumter is one of the premier industrial locations in Sumter. Jointly managed by the Black River Economic Development Corporation and the Sumter Economic Development Board, the park offers such amenities as city water and sewer, affordable Black River Cooperative electricity, and access to a variety of transportation modes. Additionally, the Cooperative provides flexible and innovative incentives, including customized spec building development. Local governments also offer attractive incentive packages.
Our service area has much to offer, including a youthful and skilled labor force, access to all types of transportation, affordable utilities and a quality of life second to none. To find out more about the business opportunities available in the Industrial Park or elsewhere, please contact Charlie Allen, P O Box 130 Sumter SC 29151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following links may be useful as you research the many opportunities in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter Counties.
- SC Department of Commerce
- South Carolina Power Team
- Clarendon County
- Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce
- Kershaw County Economic Development Office
- Lee County Chamber of Commerce
- Sumter Chamber of Commerce
- City of Sumter
- Sumter County
- Sumter Development Board
- Santee-Lynches Council of Governments