COLUMBIA – Recognizing the impact of COVID-19’s impact to South Carolina’s economy, Gov. Henry McMaster announced Monday (April 20) the creation of accelerateSC, a coordinated economic revitalization plan involving small and large business leaders, healthcare professionals, local government officials, and education professionals.
Three new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Marlboro County on Sunday (April 19), according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Six new cases of COVID-19 was confirmed in Marlboro County on Friday (April 17), according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Marlboro County on Thursday (April 16), according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Northeastern Technical College (NETC) is improving access to education to develop the workforce in Marlboro County.
NETC was awarded $4.4 million in an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to establish a workforce training center in Bennettsville.
The EDA grant, combined with $1.1 million in local investment, will infuse $5.5 million to be used for economic development workforce education in the community.
“Access to higher education in rural areas is essential to building a 21st-century workforce. I appreciate the work Northeastern Technical College is doing to promote economic growth,” said Senator Lindsey Graham in a press release.
NETC will use the funds to complete phase two of the renovation of the former Winn-Dixie facility and include two expansions, totaling 18,000 additional square feet, of the existing building on the Marlboro Campus.