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Invitation to Tidelands Health Luncheon and Health Care Presentation August 16, 2017

Tidelands Health is planning a luncheon and health care presentation for Horry County businesses on August 16th at noon. Read More

Labor Survery Providing Comprehensive Workforce Analysis to each County in SC

The MBREDC is pleased to assist the SC Power Team and the Site Selection Group in an unprecedented labor study that will provide a comprehensive workforce analysis to each county in South Carolina. Read More

Myrtle Beach International Airport Reports 12.4% Increase in Passengers

During March 2017, a total of 156,809 passengers passed through the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), an increase of 12.4% percent compared to March 2016. Read More

FIRST Palmetto Regional Robotics Competition

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, the Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology’s (AAST) Aluminum Assault Team #1287 comprised of pre-engineering students, competed in the Regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Read More

TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center at MYR

Due to passenger demand, MYR is excited to once again partner with TSA to offer a temporary TSA Pre✓™ Enrollment Center at MYR. Read More

McLeod Health Carolina Forest Ribbon Cutting & Open House

McLeod Health is hosting an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Celebration at the new McLeod Health Medical Building in Carolina Forest on Wednesday, March 29th from 12:00PM - 1:00PM. Read More

Allegiant Announces 3 New Markets at Myrtle Beach International Airport

New seasonal nonstop air service from 3 new markets at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. Read More

Growler Chill is Among Most Successful Kick-starter Programs

Penguin Tap Inc., is enjoying a highly successful Kick-starter crowdfunding program for its much-anticipated Growler Chill, a revolutionary craft beer appliance that will allow enthusiasts to enjoy a growler weeks after its purchase. Read More

Spirit Announces New Domestic Nonstop Service from Pittsburgh to Myrtle Beach

Spirit announced new domestic nonstop service from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR). The new seasonal daily nonstop service will begin on May 25, 2017. Read More

Free Tax Prep March 2nd

BB&T, United Way of Horry County, VITA, and SC Thrive are teaming up to help those that have a household earned income of $64,000 or less for the 2016 tax year. Read More

All-time Passenger Record Set at MYR Airport

For the second consecutive year, Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) has set a new record for passenger traffic. Read More

MBREDC Holds its Annual Meeting

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation held their Annual Meeting at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes on January 27, 2017. Read More

Ebtron expanding operations in Horry County

Existing Loris-based company more than $2.5 million and creating 100 new jobs Read More

McLeod Health Announces Continued Commitment to Grow Nursing Programs

Tom Maeser, Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Foundation President/CEO Neyle Wilson, Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) President Buzz Freeman, Chairman, HGTC Foundation Board of Directors Amanda Mills, Chief Nursing Officer – McLeod Loris Seacoast Nancy Barnes, Vice President of Patient Services – McLeod Loris Seacoast Robert Hucks, Director, HGTC Foundation BOD John Sawyer,–Secretary, HGTC Foundation BOD On November 28, McLeod Health expressed their continued commitment to nursing education at Horry Georgetown Technical College. Read More

MBREDC 2016 Annual Meeting

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation 2016 Annual Meeting on January 27th at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Read More

International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach Grand Opening

The public will get its first taste of Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s new International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach. Read More

Member 2 Member Benefits

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation Member to Member Offers. Read More

The 5th T Innovation Group Providing Micro-Lending Services to Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

The 5th T Innovation Group, operator of the Georgetown Innovation Center and the Conway Innovation Center, is pleased to announce Read More

A Unique Breed of Creative Company Lands in Little River, SC

Little Spider Creations is a set design and creation company that moved to the Grand Strand in April 2015. Read More

Horry County Reaches 100% of Goals As A SC Work Ready Community

In two months time, Horry County has achieved 100% progress towards its goals as one of South Carolina's newest Work Ready Communities. Read More

CCAR creates “Open Door” Real Estate App, Hits 19,000 Downloads

Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors created the "Open Door" app that identifies area open houses by syncing with MLS and using GPS mapping. Read More

MBREDC Member, Archetype SC, Leads Keynote Discussion at IBM Datapalooza

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SVP & CIO of Tidelands Health on “Smart Communities” - Leveraging Tech to Improve Quality of Life

To better some socioeconomic challenges and to fulfill our mission to those we serve, we are pursuing the development of what I call “smart communities” – communities where health care providers, government, education, private businesses and individuals work collaboratively to leverage technology and public-private partnerships to improve not just health status but also overall quality of life. Read More

Artwork at Check-in

McArthur, who is on the board of the Coastal Industrial Alliance, hopes folks are made aware of all the hidden talents the Myrtle Beach area has—not just tourism. Integra Fabrics, tucked away in rural Loris, S.C., is certainly one of these creative gems. Read More

Marcy Fox Named General Manager for Frontier’s South Carolina Markets

Marcy Fox was recently promoted to general manager for Frontier's South Carolina markets. Read More

LS3P Announce Merger with Hubbard Architecture

On Monday, January 25, MBREDC representatives attended the ribbon cutting event that celebrated the merger. MBREDC member, LS3P Architecture announced a merger with Hubbard Architecture LLC. Read More

With Fun And Games, We Are Building A Technical Workforce

By: Meagan Nowacoski, Grand Strand Technology Council Read More

MBREDC Member Honored as Technology Entrepreneur of the Year

Mr. Joseph Bonanno, Managing Partner of Archetype SC, has been honored by the Grand Strand Technology Council as their Technology Entrepreneur of the Year. Read More

Tidelands Health, MUSC to establish physician residency program

Officials with Tidelands Health say a plan to establish a three-year residency program at its Georgetown County hospitals is a landmark moment for the healthcare system. Read More

Little Spider Creations’ Featured at Top Halloween Attractions in the US

Little Spider Creations are the masterminds behinds some of the of the most touted and coveted Halloween attractions around the country. Read More

HGTC Looking To Build Jobs Pipeline To Boeing

As Boeing continues ramping up production at its Charleston County manufacturing facility, the aerospace giant needs skilled workers. Horry Georgetown Technical College hopes to help meet that demand. Read More

Horry County Department of Airports June 2017 Passengers Statistics

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Invitation to Tidelands Health Luncheon and Health Care Presentation August 16, 2017

Tidelands Health is planning a luncheon and health care presentation for Horry County businesses on August 16th at noon. Read More

Horry County Department of Airports May 2017 Passengers Statistics

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Labor Survery Providing Comprehensive Workforce Analysis to each County in SC

The MBREDC is pleased to assist the SC Power Team and the Site Selection Group in an unprecedented labor study that will provide a comprehensive workforce analysis to each county in South Carolina. Read More

Myrtle Beach International Airport Reports 12.4% Increase in Passengers

During March 2017, a total of 156,809 passengers passed through the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), an increase of 12.4% percent compared to March 2016. Read More

Horry County Department of Airports March 2017 Passengers Statistics

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MBREDC Announces New Hire & Promotions

Sandy Davis promoted to Vice President & COO and Sherri Steele hired as Director of Investor Relations Read More

FIRST Palmetto Regional Robotics Competition

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, the Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology’s (AAST) Aluminum Assault Team #1287 comprised of pre-engineering students, competed in the Regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Read More

TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center at MYR

Due to passenger demand, MYR is excited to once again partner with TSA to offer a temporary TSA Pre✓™ Enrollment Center at MYR. Read More

McLeod Health Carolina Forest Ribbon Cutting & Open House

McLeod Health is hosting an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Celebration at the new McLeod Health Medical Building in Carolina Forest on Wednesday, March 29th from 12:00PM - 1:00PM. Read More

Horry County Department of Airports February 2017 Passengers Statistics

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Allegiant Announces 3 New Markets at Myrtle Beach International Airport

New seasonal nonstop air service from 3 new markets at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. Read More

Growler Chill is Among Most Successful Kick-starter Programs

Penguin Tap Inc., is enjoying a highly successful Kick-starter crowdfunding program for its much-anticipated Growler Chill, a revolutionary craft beer appliance that will allow enthusiasts to enjoy a growler weeks after its purchase. Read More

Spirit Announces New Domestic Nonstop Service from Pittsburgh to Myrtle Beach

Spirit announced new domestic nonstop service from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR). The new seasonal daily nonstop service will begin on May 25, 2017. Read More

Free Tax Prep March 2nd

BB&T, United Way of Horry County, VITA, and SC Thrive are teaming up to help those that have a household earned income of $64,000 or less for the 2016 tax year. Read More

All-time Passenger Record Set at MYR Airport

For the second consecutive year, Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) has set a new record for passenger traffic. Read More

MBREDC Holds its Annual Meeting

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation held their Annual Meeting at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes on January 27, 2017. Read More

Ebtron expanding operations in Horry County

Existing Loris-based company more than $2.5 million and creating 100 new jobs Read More

McLeod Health Announces Continued Commitment to Grow Nursing Programs

Tom Maeser, Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Foundation President/CEO Neyle Wilson, Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) President Buzz Freeman, Chairman, HGTC Foundation Board of Directors Amanda Mills, Chief Nursing Officer – McLeod Loris Seacoast Nancy Barnes, Vice President of Patient Services – McLeod Loris Seacoast Robert Hucks, Director, HGTC Foundation BOD John Sawyer,–Secretary, HGTC Foundation BOD On November 28, McLeod Health expressed their continued commitment to nursing education at Horry Georgetown Technical College. Read More

MBREDC 2016 Annual Meeting

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation 2016 Annual Meeting on January 27th at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Read More

International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach Grand Opening

The public will get its first taste of Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s new International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach. Read More

MBREDC Seeks Director of Investor Relations

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation Job Description: Director of Investor Relations Deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Read More

Frontier Introduces Vantage TV on the Grand Strand

Frontier Introduces Vantage TV on the Grand Strand to 19,000 Fiber to the Home and 26,000 Copper Households Vantage TV Offers Hundreds of Crisp All Digital Channels; Adds to Current Broadband and Voice Services; Double and Triple Play Packages Available Read More

Member 2 Member Benefits

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation Member to Member Offers. Read More

Hurricane Matthew Recovery Assistance

Hurricane Matthew Recovery Assistance for those impacted by the storm damage Read More

The 5th T Innovation Group Providing Micro-Lending Services to Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

The 5th T Innovation Group, operator of the Georgetown Innovation Center and the Conway Innovation Center, is pleased to announce Read More

A Unique Breed of Creative Company Lands in Little River, SC

Little Spider Creations is a set design and creation company that moved to the Grand Strand in April 2015. Read More

Banton Media Expanding Operations in Horry County

Marketing and Advertising firm to create approximately 30 new jobs Read More

Horry Georgetown Technical College- New Cybersecurity Program coming this Fall

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Horry Georgetown Technical College- Plumbing Technologies Open House

Join HGTC on August 8, 2016 for Plumbing Technologies open house Read More

Kingman Airline Services expanding operations in Horry County

Maintenance, repair and overhaul company investing more than $2.5 million to create approximately 180 new jobs Read More

Horry County Reaches 100% of Goals As A SC Work Ready Community

In two months time, Horry County has achieved 100% progress towards its goals as one of South Carolina's newest Work Ready Communities. Read More

CCAR creates “Open Door” Real Estate App, Hits 19,000 Downloads

Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors created the "Open Door" app that identifies area open houses by syncing with MLS and using GPS mapping. Read More

A Workforce to be Reckoned With

Horry County earns Work Ready certification Read More

Executive HeliJet Expanding Operations in Horry County

Aviation MRO company investing $1 million, adding 75 new jobs Read More

MBREDC Member, Archetype SC, Leads Keynote Discussion at IBM Datapalooza

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Grand Strand Aerospace & Technology Symposium & Exposition

First Annual Grand Strand Aerospace & Technology Symposium & Exposition on April 27, 2016 Read More

Horry County Receives Work Ready Certification

Nikki Haley announced today that Horry County has received certification through the South Carolina Work Ready Communities (SCWRC) initiative. The county joins the 41 other counties that have met the specified workforce and education goals. Read More

The Carolinas Celebrate New Railroad with Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Renovated Line Opens Doors to Economic Development Read More

Jim Apple Named Horry County Economic Development Ambassador of the Year

Recognized for their exceptional efforts to bolster community and economic development activities in South Carolina, the ambassadors were honored in a ceremony held on Thursday, April 28 at the Governor’s Mansion Complex. Read More

SVP & CIO of Tidelands Health on “Smart Communities” - Leveraging Tech to Improve Quality of Life

To better some socioeconomic challenges and to fulfill our mission to those we serve, we are pursuing the development of what I call “smart communities” – communities where health care providers, government, education, private businesses and individuals work collaboratively to leverage technology and public-private partnerships to improve not just health status but also overall quality of life. Read More

Company Spotlight: Laudisi Enterprises

How one Horry County company turned a pipe dream into global success. Read More

Frontier Announces Hiring In Myrtle Beach

37 full-time employees recently hired, and 80 temporary workers to be hired Read More

Technology Initiatives Along The Grand Strand

In ten years, president of GS Tech Council sees a thriving tech community along the Grand Strand. Read More

MBREDC Ambassador Program

The MBREDC is proud to announce our new ambassador program. Read More

With Fun And Games, We Are Building A Technical Workforce

By: Meagan Nowacoski, Grand Strand Technology Council Read More

Horry County is Made for Manufacturing

Why our existing manufacturing industry landscape continues to grow and boom. Read More

MBREDC Member Honored as Technology Entrepreneur of the Year

Mr. Joseph Bonanno, Managing Partner of Archetype SC, has been honored by the Grand Strand Technology Council as their Technology Entrepreneur of the Year. Read More

Membership Survey Results Are In

Read more about what we learned from our membership survey. Read More

The Ace of Trades

Horry Georgetown Technical College is head of the class in workforce training. Read More

Short Line Railroad Now Owned By R.J. Corman Railroad Company

Renovation for the former Carolina Southern Railroad is already underway with the help of local and state officials. Read More

Accent Stainless Steel: Thirty Years Perfecting its Craft

Accent Stainless Steel Manufacturing is now a global player in the brewery manufacturing and maintenance industry. Read More

Tidelands Health, MUSC to establish physician residency program

Officials with Tidelands Health say a plan to establish a three-year residency program at its Georgetown County hospitals is a landmark moment for the healthcare system. Read More

Why technology fits Myrtle Beach to a ‘T’

We explore area tech schools, initiatives, local experts and more. Read More

MBREDC Fall Membership - Lunch & Learn

On Thursday, November 12, 2015 we hosted over 100 MBREDC members and partners for our Fall Membership Luncheon event. Read More

Little Spider Creations’ Featured at Top Halloween Attractions in the US

Little Spider Creations are the masterminds behinds some of the of the most touted and coveted Halloween attractions around the country. Read More

MBREDC Names Josh Kay As New President & CEO

Officials from the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation announced their decision to hire Josh Kay as the organization’s new President and CEO. Kay will begin his duties at the EDC on November 2nd. Read More

Horry County Day of Boeing

Boeing officials visited Horry Georgetown Technical College on October 20th at 6:00 PM for a 'Day of Boeing'. Read More

Accent Stainless Steel Breaks Ground on American Headquarters

Loris, S.C. – September 17, 2015 – Accent Stainless Steel, a Canadian-­-based manufacturer of micro-­-brewing systems and other processing equipment, broke ground on their new 50,000 square foot facility located in the Loris Commerce Park in Horry County. Read More

Worksman Cycles Chooses Horry County for Southeast Expansion

CONWAY, S.C. - September 16, 2015 – Worksman Cycles, a New York-based manufacturer of bicycles and commercial industrial tricycles has announced their decision to expand their operations to Horry County. The $2.5 million investment will create approximately 50 new jobs, paying an average of $15 per hour. Read More

How the Restoration of the Railroad will impact Horry County

The superior business climate of Horry County continues to improve with the efforts of area partners to restore the Carolina Southern Railroad service. R.J. Corman Railroad Group plans to invest millions of dollars into the repair of the lines and is already working with representatives from the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation and county officials. Read More

MBREDC Membership Appreciation Summer Social

Our Membership Appreciation Summer Social is scheduled for August 26th! Read More

Myrtle Beach STARTEK teaming with Habitat for Humanity

Myrtle Beach STARTEK will join forces with Habitat for Humanity of Horry County on July 24 and 25th to help build a home for a family in need. Read More

Commerce Introduces Regional Workforce Advisors

The South Carolina Department of Commerce today introduced the South Carolina Regional Workforce Advisors, a group of education and business leaders across the state who will make up the workforce division of the Department of Commerce. Read More

Sale of Carolina Southern Railroad On Track For First of August

A long awaited deal to get the Carolina Southern Railroad operational and productive moved forward this week as Kentucky-based R. J. Corman Railroad Company and current owner Ken Pippin agreed to finalize the $13.9 million sale by the first of August. Read More

Letter| HGTC President: South Carolina Bond Bill is an Investment in Education and Business

Anyone who has ever worked at Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) will tell you this college is efficient. That’s why tuition here is among the most affordable in the state. The payoff for you is a good job that pays many times more than students paid in college tuition. That’s why the state bond bill up for debate this week in the S.C. General Assembly is so important. Read More

Changes will help S.C. tech schools quickly respond to industry

Horry Georgetown Technical College will face fewer hurdles in creating training programs for industry under an agreement that was recently approved by higher education officials. Read More

Colorado-Based Production Company Little Spider Creations Announces Relocation to Horry County

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Little Spider Creations, a specialty prop and set production company from Denver, Colo., has announced plans to relocate its operations to the North Myrtle Beach area of Horry County. The company will create 35 new jobs over a 5-year period, paying an average of $20 per hour, and make an investment of $2.65 million dollars in the area. Read More

Doug Wendel Named Horry County Economic Development Ambassador of the Year

This month, the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation's Past Chairman, Doug Wendel, was named the Horry County Ambassador of the Year. Read More

New York based Technology Company Announces Move To Horry County

Star Life Safety, a New York-based company specializing in the integration of all life safety systems across all vertical markets in hospitals and acute medical facilities, have announced their plans to open a new office in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Read More

UPCOMING EVENT - Spring Networking Breakfast

May 13th at 8:00 AM at Hilton Garden Inn - Coastal Grand Read More

Myrtle Beach MSA Job growth out pacing state and national rates

The following is a recent analysis of wage and labor statistics in the three-county Myrtle Beach MSA, which encompasses Horry, Georgetown, and Brunswick County. The counties account for 70%, 13%, and 17% of employment in the MSA, respectively. The information was gathered using the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Read More

In South Carolina, A Program That Makes Apprenticeships Work

Several years ago, South Carolina had a problem: a shortage of skilled workers and no good way to train young people for the workforce. So at a time when apprenticeship programs were in decline in the U.S., the state started a program called Apprenticeship Carolina. Read More

Study: Many more moving to SC than leaving

The latest evidence that South Carolina is drawing people from other states comes from United Van Lines, the big moving company, which found that the Palmetto State was one of the most popular destinations for its customers moving within the continental United States during 2014. Read More

HGTC helping Myrtle Beach area power companies find electrical linemen

HGTC is offering a three-month class that teaches all the basics of the electrical lineman’s job. The college recently put the finishing touches on a Conway training course that features 16 power poles, transformers, conductors and rows of wires. Read More

MBREDC driving recruitment efforts into 2015

The main goal for the MBREDC is to attract to businesses to the county, but they also have to focus on the businesses already in place. Read More

Military, private-sector aerospace has big economic impact in S.C.

The aerospace industry in South Carolina has had an increased profile since the Boeing Co.’s 2009 selection of the Charleston region as the site for a manufacturing facility. A new study helps to show how big the aerospace cluster has become in the Palmetto State. Read More

2015 S.C. economic outlook: ‘continued stable growth’

The Palmetto State can expect the consistent positive growth seen across most industries and regions in 2014 to continue into 2015, say University of South Carolina economists at the Darla Moore School of Business. Read More

Myrtle Beach area economic development group’s top CEO candidate knows ‘tough job’ from experience

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry Tours PTR Industries Plant and Accepts Commemorative Rifle

PTR Industries announced the launch of its new limited edition Texas Hog Rifle, and presented one of our new PTR Texas Hog Rifles to the Special Operations Wounded Warriors on behalf of the pro second amendment Texas Governor. Bobby Dove of the US Army Special Operations Forces accepted the rifle. Read More

MYRTLE BEACH REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION HOSTS RIBBON CUTTING FOR STARTEK INC.

Leadership of Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development (MBREDC) today hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for STARTEK Inc., a customer support center located in Myrtle Beach, S.C. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, as well as county representatives and the project’s partners were in attendance to formally welcome STARTEK to Horry County and address the significance of a company of this size and scope with more than 615 jobs and an annual economic impact of more than $45 million selecting the area for expansion. Read More

Horry County ranks in the state’s top 5 for job creation in 2013

The South Carolina Department of Commerce released a chart announcing Horry County within the top 5 counties in the state in job creation numbers. Read More

GRAND STRAND STARTUP INITIATIVE (GSSI) AWARDED $250,000 GRANT FROM THE SC DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

The Grand Strand Startup Initiative (GSSI) is among the group selected organizations to receive grant funding support from the South Carolina Department of Commerce, towards fostering high-tech and entrepreneurial endeavors in South Carolina. Read More

Myrtle Beach International Airport Reports 12.4% Increase in Passengers

During March 2017, a total of 156,809 passengers passed through the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), an increase of 12.4% percent compared to March 2016. Read More

MBREDC Announces New Hire & Promotions

Sandy Davis promoted to Vice President & COO and Sherri Steele hired as Director of Investor Relations Read More

TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center at MYR

Due to passenger demand, MYR is excited to once again partner with TSA to offer a temporary TSA Pre✓™ Enrollment Center at MYR. Read More

Allegiant Announces 3 New Markets at Myrtle Beach International Airport

New seasonal nonstop air service from 3 new markets at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. Read More

Growler Chill is Among Most Successful Kick-starter Programs

Penguin Tap Inc., is enjoying a highly successful Kick-starter crowdfunding program for its much-anticipated Growler Chill, a revolutionary craft beer appliance that will allow enthusiasts to enjoy a growler weeks after its purchase. Read More

Spirit Announces New Domestic Nonstop Service from Pittsburgh to Myrtle Beach

Spirit announced new domestic nonstop service from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR). The new seasonal daily nonstop service will begin on May 25, 2017. Read More

All-time Passenger Record Set at MYR Airport

For the second consecutive year, Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) has set a new record for passenger traffic. Read More

Ebtron expanding operations in Horry County

Existing Loris-based company more than $2.5 million and creating 100 new jobs Read More

Frontier Introduces Vantage TV on the Grand Strand

Frontier Introduces Vantage TV on the Grand Strand to 19,000 Fiber to the Home and 26,000 Copper Households Vantage TV Offers Hundreds of Crisp All Digital Channels; Adds to Current Broadband and Voice Services; Double and Triple Play Packages Available Read More

The 5th T Innovation Group Providing Micro-Lending Services to Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

The 5th T Innovation Group, operator of the Georgetown Innovation Center and the Conway Innovation Center, is pleased to announce Read More

Banton Media Expanding Operations in Horry County

Marketing and Advertising firm to create approximately 30 new jobs Read More

Kingman Airline Services expanding operations in Horry County

Maintenance, repair and overhaul company investing more than $2.5 million to create approximately 180 new jobs Read More

CCAR creates “Open Door” Real Estate App, Hits 19,000 Downloads

Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors created the "Open Door" app that identifies area open houses by syncing with MLS and using GPS mapping. Read More

Executive HeliJet Expanding Operations in Horry County

Aviation MRO company investing $1 million, adding 75 new jobs Read More

Grand Strand Aerospace & Technology Symposium & Exposition

First Annual Grand Strand Aerospace & Technology Symposium & Exposition on April 27, 2016 Read More

Horry County Receives Work Ready Certification

Nikki Haley announced today that Horry County has received certification through the South Carolina Work Ready Communities (SCWRC) initiative. The county joins the 41 other counties that have met the specified workforce and education goals. Read More

The Carolinas Celebrate New Railroad with Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Renovated Line Opens Doors to Economic Development Read More

Frontier Announces Hiring In Myrtle Beach

37 full-time employees recently hired, and 80 temporary workers to be hired Read More

Short Line Railroad Now Owned By R.J. Corman Railroad Company

Renovation for the former Carolina Southern Railroad is already underway with the help of local and state officials. Read More

MBREDC Names Josh Kay As New President & CEO

Officials from the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation announced their decision to hire Josh Kay as the organization’s new President and CEO. Kay will begin his duties at the EDC on November 2nd. Read More

Accent Stainless Steel Breaks Ground on American Headquarters

Loris, S.C. – September 17, 2015 – Accent Stainless Steel, a Canadian-­-based manufacturer of micro-­-brewing systems and other processing equipment, broke ground on their new 50,000 square foot facility located in the Loris Commerce Park in Horry County. Read More

Worksman Cycles Chooses Horry County for Southeast Expansion

CONWAY, S.C. - September 16, 2015 – Worksman Cycles, a New York-based manufacturer of bicycles and commercial industrial tricycles has announced their decision to expand their operations to Horry County. The $2.5 million investment will create approximately 50 new jobs, paying an average of $15 per hour. Read More

Laudisi Enterprises Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

On August 6, 2015 the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Little River Chamber of Commerce, celebrated a ribbon-cutting event for Laudisi Enterprises. In 2014, Laudisi Enterprises, a local manufacturer and distributor of specialty tobacco and pipes, announced plans to expand their company after operating in Horry County for over a decade. With the expansion to their new 30,000 square foot facility, the company created over 40 new jobs and invested $255,000. Read More

Colorado-Based Production Company Little Spider Creations Announces Relocation to Horry County

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Little Spider Creations, a specialty prop and set production company from Denver, Colo., has announced plans to relocate its operations to the North Myrtle Beach area of Horry County. The company will create 35 new jobs over a 5-year period, paying an average of $20 per hour, and make an investment of $2.65 million dollars in the area. Read More

New York based Technology Company Announces Move To Horry County

Star Life Safety, a New York-based company specializing in the integration of all life safety systems across all vertical markets in hospitals and acute medical facilities, have announced their plans to open a new office in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Read More

MYRTLE BEACH REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION HOSTS RIBBON CUTTING FOR STARTEK INC.

Leadership of Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development (MBREDC) today hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for STARTEK Inc., a customer support center located in Myrtle Beach, S.C. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, as well as county representatives and the project’s partners were in attendance to formally welcome STARTEK to Horry County and address the significance of a company of this size and scope with more than 615 jobs and an annual economic impact of more than $45 million selecting the area for expansion. Read More

PTR Industries to present Gov. Haley with the new South Carolina commemorative rifle

Aynor, S.C. – June 27, 2014 – On Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:30 AM representatives from PTR Industries will present Governor Nikki Haley with one of the first South Carolina Commemorative rifles that they have created to honor their new home state. Read More

STARTEK partners with HGTC to host job fair

Conway, S.C. – April 22, 2014 – Representatives from STARTEK Inc. and Horry Georgetown Technical College will host an upcoming job fair on Wednesday, April 30th from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. on the college’s Conway campus. The job fair will be held in the D. Kent Sharples Student and Community Life Complex (Building 1100) just off of Victory Lane. Interested applicants should visit the Career Resource Center for directions on how and where to apply. Read More

Laudisi Enterprises expands its Horry County operations, adding over 40 new jobs

Little River, S.C – January 8, 2014 – Representatives from The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation and Laudisi Enterprises Inc., announced today the expansion of its smoking tobacco manufacturing and pipe distribution operation in Little River, S.C. Read More

Global Customer Support Center Selects Horry County, SC

Myrtle Beach, S.C. – December 16, 2013 – STARTEK Inc., a global provider of business process outsourcing services, today announced plans to locate a new customer support center in the Myrtle Beach area. The announced project investment of approximately $10 million is expected to create hundreds of new jobs and result in an annual economic impact exceeding $45 million, according to studies done by economists at Coastal Carolina University. Read More

PTR Industries Now Hiring for New Horry County Facility

Myrtle Beach, S.C. – November 18, 2013 – The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation is proud to announce that PTR Industries is now actively hiring for their new corporate headquarters and rifle manufacturing facility in Aynor, S.C. Available positions include: Assemblers, Machinists, Metal Finish Technicians, TIG Welders, Toolmakers, Gunsmiths and more. Training will be conducted for potential employment opportunities at PTR Industries. Read More

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp. Hires New Staff Members

Conway, SC – October 15, 2013 – Representatives of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation are pleased to announce the addition of Morgan Dendy and Kristen Free to their staff. Read More

PTR Industries Selects Horry County, SC

June 24, 2013 – Myrtle Beach, S.C. – PTR Industries, a Connecticut-based rifle manufacturer, announced today their decision to relocate manufacturing operations and a corporate headquarters to the Myrtle Beach, S.C. area. The project will consist of a capital investment of approximately $8 million plus the creation of 145 new jobs paying significantly higher wages than the County average. The company’s economic impact is projected to exceed $20 million annually to the Horry County economy. Read More

MBREDC presents Horry Telephone Cooperative with a resolution of appreciation

May 24, 2013 – Conway, S.C. – Earlier this month the MBREDC presented Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC) with a resolution of appreciation. The resolution recognizes HTC for their continuous work and contribution to economic development in Horry County. Read More

MBREDC adds ten new board members in 2013

May 23, 2013 – Conway, S.C. – Earlier this month the MBREDC Board of Directors and Executive Committee rounded out the annual board member additions at their monthly meeting. Since January of 2013 ten total members have been added for the year. Read More

MBREDC Executive Committee member awarded Horry County Economic Development Ambassador of the Year

March 21, 2013 – Conway, S.C. – This week MBREDC Executive Committee member Ebbie Phillips of Tyson Signs was named the Horry County South Carolina Economic Development Ambassador of the Year. Phillips was honored at the Governor’s Mansion Complex by Governor Nikki Haley on Tuesday, March 19th and was one of 47 honorees. Read More

Metglas, Inc. announces $4 million expansion to Conway facility

March 8, 2013 – Conway, S.C. – This week Metglas, Inc. announced their second Conway, SC facility expansion in five years. Metglas is one of the largest manufacturing companies in the area with more than 200 employees. They are one of the world’s leading producers of Amorphous Metal Ribbon. The latest expansion includes insourcing a cutting operation for their raw materials process. The company also built a raw materials building to be able to handle and sort the materials in a faster more efficient manner. Read More

Bauschlinneman to relocate North American headquarters in Horry County and create 55 jobs

August 9, 2012 – Myrtle Beach, S.C. – BauschLinnemann North America, a producer of surfaces and edge bandings for furniture makers, today announced plans to establish a new facility and its North American headquarters in Horry County. The company is making an investment in the area of more than $8 million dollars and will create 55 jobs. Read More

NATIVE SONS EXPANDS FACILITY ADDING 79 NEW JOBS

October 4, 2012 – Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Native Sons, a leading screen-printing, embroidery and creative specialty corporation in the United States since 1984, today announced they will add 79 new jobs to the area. The company recently expanded their facility from 21,000 square feet to a new 56,000 square foot location, making a more than $2.5 million investment to the area. The new facility is located on Executive Avenue in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach. Native Sons employees work on light manufacturing projects for companies like Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister, NFL Affiliates, Reebok, Armani Exchange, and more. Read More

Frontier Communications Call Center Ribbon Cutting

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MBREDC Hold Annual Economic Development Retreat

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation held an Annual Economic Development Retreat at Coastal Carolina University. Read More

Canfor Southern Pine Announces Local Expansion

Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Canfor Southern Pine, headquartered in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, today announced plans to expand its existing facility in Conway.

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B3C Fuel Solutions Expands Manufacturing and Distribution Operation in Conway, S.C.

November 18, 2013 - This week, B3C Fuel Solutions announced the expansion of its Conway, S.C. based business. This expansion will create 36 jobs at the company’s current facility and include a capital investment of $305,000 over a three-­‐ year period. Read More

A Workforce to be Reckoned With

Horry County earns Work Ready certification Read More

Spotlight on STARTEK

Where employees are the STARs Read More

Company Spotlight: Laudisi Enterprises

How one Horry County company turned a pipe dream into global success. Read More

Economic Development is a Team Sport

To improve economic development, we need the support from everyone in the community. Read More

MBREDC Ambassador Program

The MBREDC is proud to announce our new ambassador program. Read More

SC State Representatives Show Horry County Students Why South Carolina is ‘Just Right’

S.C. State Representative, Greg Duckworth and Regional Workforce Advisor, Eileen Patonay visited Waterway Elementary in Horry County to talk about how South Carolina is 'Just Right.' Read More

Horry County is Made for Manufacturing

Why our existing manufacturing industry landscape continues to grow and boom. Read More

The Ace of Trades

Horry Georgetown Technical College is head of the class in workforce training. Read More

Why technology fits Myrtle Beach to a ‘T’

We explore area tech schools, initiatives, local experts and more. Read More

Top 5 Reasons to do Business in Myrtle Beach

And how we measure up nationwide Read More

Little Spider Creations’ Featured at Top Halloween Attractions in the US

Little Spider Creations are the masterminds behinds some of the of the most touted and coveted Halloween attractions around the country. Read More

Coworking Spaces and Incubators Are Revolutionizing The Modern Business World

Coworking spaces are popping up in cities across the country; the many benefits they offer are causing them to become immensely popular in the business world and to drastically alter the environment in which people work. Read More

Doug Wendel Named Horry County Economic Development Ambassador of the Year

This month, the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation's Past Chairman, Doug Wendel, was named the Horry County Ambassador of the Year. Read More

5 Fast Facts

These 5 Fast Facts include some interesting information, that you may not know, about Horry County and the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation. Read More

Myrtle Beach MSA Job growth out pacing state and national rates

The following is a recent analysis of wage and labor statistics in the three-county Myrtle Beach MSA, which encompasses Horry, Georgetown, and Brunswick County. The counties account for 70%, 13%, and 17% of employment in the MSA, respectively. The information was gathered using the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Read More

Myrtle Beach metro leads state in economic growth indicators

The Myrtle Beach metro area led the state in three of four economic indicators, and was second in the fourth, when comparing statistics from October and the same month a year ago, according to information from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Read More

Economic Development Creates A Lasting Impact on the Grand Strand

Economic development isn’t something new to Horry County. Read More

Economic Development: What’s The ROI?

As a follow up to my last article, “What Is Economic Development And Why Is It Important,” I would like to explain the return on investment (ROI) of economic development in Horry County. Read More

What is Economic Development and Why is it Important?

Economic development is simply defined as the progressive efforts taken by area leaders to grow, enhance, protect, sustain and diversify their community and the local economy. Read More

Transportation Commission Approves Step Toward Interstate 73

The S.C. Department of Transportation Commission revived efforts Thursday to build Interstate 73, a controversial freeway long sought as a way to bring tourists to the Grand Strand. Read More

Officials Planning Industrial Park for North Myrtle Beach Area

Business leaders plan to build an industrial park somewhere in northeastern Horry County for the North Myrtle Beach community. Read More

MBREDC Seeks Director of Investor Relations

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation Job Description: Director of Investor Relations Deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Read More

Business Opportunity Grows in The Grand Strand

A Publix is already going in near Grand Dunes and while city leader Mark Kruea says he has heard the buzz of another going in on the south end too. Read More

Horry Georgetown Technical College- New Cybersecurity Program coming this Fall

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Horry Georgetown Technical College- Plumbing Technologies Open House

Join HGTC on August 8, 2016 for Plumbing Technologies open house Read More

Aerospace Cluster Taking Off in South Carolina

South Carolina is in the midst of an era of aerospace job growth that beats its direct competitors, as evidenced by a recent study. Read More

American Airlines Launches Nonstop Flights from MYR to NY LaGuardia

American Airlines is launching a new nonstop air service route between New York LaGuardia Airport and Myrtle Beach International Airport, scheduled to begin June 4, 2016. Read More

Accent Stainless Steel: Thirty Years Perfecting its Craft

Accent Stainless Steel Manufacturing is now a global player in the brewery manufacturing and maintenance industry. Read More

Tidelands Health, MUSC to establish physician residency program

Officials with Tidelands Health say a plan to establish a three-year residency program at its Georgetown County hospitals is a landmark moment for the healthcare system. Read More

Consider This: Excellence in Horry County Schools

We are very lucky to have a public school system that is so progressive, positive and focused on the needs and opportunity for each student and employee. Read More

HGTC Looking To Build Jobs Pipeline To Boeing

As Boeing continues ramping up production at its Charleston County manufacturing facility, the aerospace giant needs skilled workers. Horry Georgetown Technical College hopes to help meet that demand. Read More

Made In America: The South Carolina Solution

"We really focus on foreign investment, on adding new jobs to our country [and] not just our state," South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley told CNBC. Read More

Letter| HGTC President: South Carolina Bond Bill is an Investment in Education and Business

Anyone who has ever worked at Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) will tell you this college is efficient. That’s why tuition here is among the most affordable in the state. The payoff for you is a good job that pays many times more than students paid in college tuition. That’s why the state bond bill up for debate this week in the S.C. General Assembly is so important. Read More

HTC Supports Economic Development

HTC supports local economic development in many ways. From involvement in the MBREDC to deployment of telecommunications infrastructure for new area companies, HTC plays a big role in drawing new businesses (and jobs) to the area. Read More

Workforce is Key to Economic Development

Economic development professionals, including us here at Santee Cooper, are always looking for ways to help promote South Carolina as a desirable place for industries to relocate. One of the ways we do this is by paying attention to what industries are looking for in a new location. Read More

HGTC begins plans for new advanced manufacturing centers

Horry Georgetown Technical College moves forward with plans to expand in Conway and Georgetown. Read More

Something Big Is Brewing At HGTC…..

By Fall 2016, students interested in working in the booming craft beer industry will be taking their first classes at Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) toward their degree – an Associate in Applied Science, Major in Brew Master and Brewery Operations Management. Read More

Sparks fly for area high school students in HGTC’s welding class

Horry County schools, in collaboration with Horry Georgetown Technical College, chose the 10 to participate in the inaugural Technical Scholars Welding Program class. Five students are from Early College High School – which is located on HGTC’s campus – and five are from Carolina Forest High School. Read More

Texas Governor Rick Perry makes Veteran’s Day stops in Myrtle Beach

Texas Governor Rick Perry is making several stops across the Grand Strand this Veteran's Day. Read More

STARTEK Hires 200 More Employees

Startek has hired more than 200 full-time employees since its ribbon cutting ceremony less than a month ago. Since then, Startek says it has been more than busy. Read More

Myrtle Beach Ranks Among Top 10 U.S. Cities for Highest Job Growth in 2013

Based on numbers from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Talent Tribute has ranked Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas among the top ten cities in the U.S. for job growth in 2013. Read More

Southern States Dominate Top States for Doing Business in 2014

The Southern States have reassessed and implemented new economic development strategies designed to attract sustainable industries. Read More

South Carolina ranks number three in Top States for Doing Business in 2014

With its dedication to low taxes, a business friendly government, and a growing manufacturing base, the Palmetto State is one of the best for economic development in the country. Read More

South Carolina incentives help to bring advanced manufacturers to state

Incentives have moved from an afterthought to one of the deciding factors when a company chooses a new operating location, and South Carolina is one of the best when it comes to offering incentives to new businesses. Read More

South Carolina ranked number 17 in the nation in combined state and local tax rates in 2014

South Carolina consistently ranks as a state with one of the lowest tax burdens in the country, and in 2014 The Tax Foundation, an independent tax policy research organization, ranked the state 17th in combined state and local tax rates. Read More

Horry County Department of Airports June 2017 Passengers Statistics

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Invitation to Tidelands Health Luncheon and Health Care Presentation August 16, 2017

Tidelands Health is planning a luncheon and health care presentation for Horry County businesses on August 16th at noon. Read More

Horry County Department of Airports May 2017 Passengers Statistics

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Labor Survery Providing Comprehensive Workforce Analysis to each County in SC

The MBREDC is pleased to assist the SC Power Team and the Site Selection Group in an unprecedented labor study that will provide a comprehensive workforce analysis to each county in South Carolina. Read More

Myrtle Beach International Airport Reports 12.4% Increase in Passengers

During March 2017, a total of 156,809 passengers passed through the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), an increase of 12.4% percent compared to March 2016. Read More

Horry County Department of Airports March 2017 Passengers Statistics

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MBREDC Announces New Hire & Promotions

Sandy Davis promoted to Vice President & COO and Sherri Steele hired as Director of Investor Relations Read More

FIRST Palmetto Regional Robotics Competition

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, the Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology’s (AAST) Aluminum Assault Team #1287 comprised of pre-engineering students, competed in the Regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Read More

TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center at MYR

Due to passenger demand, MYR is excited to once again partner with TSA to offer a temporary TSA Pre✓™ Enrollment Center at MYR. Read More

McLeod Health Carolina Forest Ribbon Cutting & Open House

McLeod Health is hosting an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Celebration at the new McLeod Health Medical Building in Carolina Forest on Wednesday, March 29th from 12:00PM - 1:00PM. Read More

Horry County Department of Airports February 2017 Passengers Statistics

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Allegiant Announces 3 New Markets at Myrtle Beach International Airport

New seasonal nonstop air service from 3 new markets at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. Read More

Growler Chill is Among Most Successful Kick-starter Programs

Penguin Tap Inc., is enjoying a highly successful Kick-starter crowdfunding program for its much-anticipated Growler Chill, a revolutionary craft beer appliance that will allow enthusiasts to enjoy a growler weeks after its purchase. Read More

Spirit Announces New Domestic Nonstop Service from Pittsburgh to Myrtle Beach

Spirit announced new domestic nonstop service from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR). The new seasonal daily nonstop service will begin on May 25, 2017. Read More

Free Tax Prep March 2nd

BB&T, United Way of Horry County, VITA, and SC Thrive are teaming up to help those that have a household earned income of $64,000 or less for the 2016 tax year. Read More

All-time Passenger Record Set at MYR Airport

For the second consecutive year, Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) has set a new record for passenger traffic. Read More

MBREDC Holds its Annual Meeting

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation held their Annual Meeting at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes on January 27, 2017. Read More

Ebtron expanding operations in Horry County

Existing Loris-based company more than $2.5 million and creating 100 new jobs Read More

Transportation Commission Approves Step Toward Interstate 73

The S.C. Department of Transportation Commission revived efforts Thursday to build Interstate 73, a controversial freeway long sought as a way to bring tourists to the Grand Strand. Read More

Officials Planning Industrial Park for North Myrtle Beach Area

Business leaders plan to build an industrial park somewhere in northeastern Horry County for the North Myrtle Beach community. Read More

McLeod Health Announces Continued Commitment to Grow Nursing Programs

Tom Maeser, Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Foundation President/CEO Neyle Wilson, Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) President Buzz Freeman, Chairman, HGTC Foundation Board of Directors Amanda Mills, Chief Nursing Officer – McLeod Loris Seacoast Nancy Barnes, Vice President of Patient Services – McLeod Loris Seacoast Robert Hucks, Director, HGTC Foundation BOD John Sawyer,–Secretary, HGTC Foundation BOD On November 28, McLeod Health expressed their continued commitment to nursing education at Horry Georgetown Technical College. Read More

Subcontractor Outreach Event

The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office invites you to attend: Subcontractor Outreach Event on December 7th. Read More

MBREDC 2016 Annual Meeting

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation 2016 Annual Meeting on January 27th at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Read More

International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach Grand Opening

The public will get its first taste of Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s new International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach. Read More

MBREDC Seeks Director of Investor Relations

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation Job Description: Director of Investor Relations Deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Read More

Frontier Introduces Vantage TV on the Grand Strand

Frontier Introduces Vantage TV on the Grand Strand to 19,000 Fiber to the Home and 26,000 Copper Households Vantage TV Offers Hundreds of Crisp All Digital Channels; Adds to Current Broadband and Voice Services; Double and Triple Play Packages Available Read More

Member 2 Member Benefits

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation Member to Member Offers. Read More

Hurricane Matthew Recovery Assistance

Hurricane Matthew Recovery Assistance for those impacted by the storm damage Read More

The 5th T Innovation Group Providing Micro-Lending Services to Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

The 5th T Innovation Group, operator of the Georgetown Innovation Center and the Conway Innovation Center, is pleased to announce Read More

Business Opportunity Grows in The Grand Strand

A Publix is already going in near Grand Dunes and while city leader Mark Kruea says he has heard the buzz of another going in on the south end too. Read More

Frontier Contributes $150,000 to City of North Myrtle Beach for Economic Development

Frontier Communications contributes $150,000 to City of North Myrtle Beach for economic development. Read More

A Unique Breed of Creative Company Lands in Little River, SC

Little Spider Creations is a set design and creation company that moved to the Grand Strand in April 2015. Read More

Banton Media Expanding Operations in Horry County

Marketing and Advertising firm to create approximately 30 new jobs Read More

Horry Georgetown Technical College- New Cybersecurity Program coming this Fall

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Horry Georgetown Technical College- Plumbing Technologies Open House

Join HGTC on August 8, 2016 for Plumbing Technologies open house Read More

Kingman Airline Services expanding operations in Horry County

Maintenance, repair and overhaul company investing more than $2.5 million to create approximately 180 new jobs Read More

Horry County Reaches 100% of Goals As A SC Work Ready Community

In two months time, Horry County has achieved 100% progress towards its goals as one of South Carolina's newest Work Ready Communities. Read More

CCAR creates “Open Door” Real Estate App, Hits 19,000 Downloads

Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors created the "Open Door" app that identifies area open houses by syncing with MLS and using GPS mapping. Read More

A Workforce to be Reckoned With

Horry County earns Work Ready certification Read More

Executive HeliJet Expanding Operations in Horry County

Aviation MRO company investing $1 million, adding 75 new jobs Read More

MBREDC Member, Archetype SC, Leads Keynote Discussion at IBM Datapalooza

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Grand Strand Aerospace & Technology Symposium & Exposition

First Annual Grand Strand Aerospace & Technology Symposium & Exposition on April 27, 2016 Read More

Aerospace Cluster Taking Off in South Carolina

South Carolina is in the midst of an era of aerospace job growth that beats its direct competitors, as evidenced by a recent study. Read More

Horry County Receives Work Ready Certification

Nikki Haley announced today that Horry County has received certification through the South Carolina Work Ready Communities (SCWRC) initiative. The county joins the 41 other counties that have met the specified workforce and education goals. Read More

Spotlight on STARTEK

Where employees are the STARs Read More

The Carolinas Celebrate New Railroad with Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Renovated Line Opens Doors to Economic Development Read More

Jim Apple Named Horry County Economic Development Ambassador of the Year

Recognized for their exceptional efforts to bolster community and economic development activities in South Carolina, the ambassadors were honored in a ceremony held on Thursday, April 28 at the Governor’s Mansion Complex. Read More

SVP & CIO of Tidelands Health on “Smart Communities” - Leveraging Tech to Improve Quality of Life

To better some socioeconomic challenges and to fulfill our mission to those we serve, we are pursuing the development of what I call “smart communities” – communities where health care providers, government, education, private businesses and individuals work collaboratively to leverage technology and public-private partnerships to improve not just health status but also overall quality of life. Read More

Artwork at Check-in

McArthur, who is on the board of the Coastal Industrial Alliance, hopes folks are made aware of all the hidden talents the Myrtle Beach area has—not just tourism. Integra Fabrics, tucked away in rural Loris, S.C., is certainly one of these creative gems. Read More

Company Spotlight: Laudisi Enterprises

How one Horry County company turned a pipe dream into global success. Read More

Frontier Announces Hiring In Myrtle Beach

37 full-time employees recently hired, and 80 temporary workers to be hired Read More

Technology Initiatives Along The Grand Strand

In ten years, president of GS Tech Council sees a thriving tech community along the Grand Strand. Read More

Economic Development is a Team Sport

To improve economic development, we need the support from everyone in the community. Read More

MBREDC Ambassador Program

The MBREDC is proud to announce our new ambassador program. Read More

SC State Representatives Show Horry County Students Why South Carolina is ‘Just Right’

S.C. State Representative, Greg Duckworth and Regional Workforce Advisor, Eileen Patonay visited Waterway Elementary in Horry County to talk about how South Carolina is 'Just Right.' Read More

Marcy Fox Named General Manager for Frontier’s South Carolina Markets

Marcy Fox was recently promoted to general manager for Frontier's South Carolina markets. Read More

LS3P Announce Merger with Hubbard Architecture

On Monday, January 25, MBREDC representatives attended the ribbon cutting event that celebrated the merger. MBREDC member, LS3P Architecture announced a merger with Hubbard Architecture LLC. Read More

With Fun And Games, We Are Building A Technical Workforce

By: Meagan Nowacoski, Grand Strand Technology Council Read More

Horry County is Made for Manufacturing

Why our existing manufacturing industry landscape continues to grow and boom. Read More

American Airlines Launches Nonstop Flights from MYR to NY LaGuardia

American Airlines is launching a new nonstop air service route between New York LaGuardia Airport and Myrtle Beach International Airport, scheduled to begin June 4, 2016. Read More

MBREDC Member Honored as Technology Entrepreneur of the Year

Mr. Joseph Bonanno, Managing Partner of Archetype SC, has been honored by the Grand Strand Technology Council as their Technology Entrepreneur of the Year. Read More

Membership Survey Results Are In

Read more about what we learned from our membership survey. Read More

The Ace of Trades

Horry Georgetown Technical College is head of the class in workforce training. Read More

Short Line Railroad Now Owned By R.J. Corman Railroad Company

Renovation for the former Carolina Southern Railroad is already underway with the help of local and state officials. Read More

Accent Stainless Steel: Thirty Years Perfecting its Craft

Accent Stainless Steel Manufacturing is now a global player in the brewery manufacturing and maintenance industry. Read More

Tidelands Health, MUSC to establish physician residency program

Officials with Tidelands Health say a plan to establish a three-year residency program at its Georgetown County hospitals is a landmark moment for the healthcare system. Read More

Why technology fits Myrtle Beach to a ‘T’

We explore area tech schools, initiatives, local experts and more. Read More

MBREDC Fall Membership - Lunch & Learn

On Thursday, November 12, 2015 we hosted over 100 MBREDC members and partners for our Fall Membership Luncheon event. Read More

Consider This: Excellence in Horry County Schools

We are very lucky to have a public school system that is so progressive, positive and focused on the needs and opportunity for each student and employee. Read More

Top 5 Reasons to do Business in Myrtle Beach

And how we measure up nationwide Read More

Little Spider Creations’ Featured at Top Halloween Attractions in the US

Little Spider Creations are the masterminds behinds some of the of the most touted and coveted Halloween attractions around the country. Read More

MBREDC Names Josh Kay As New President & CEO

Officials from the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation announced their decision to hire Josh Kay as the organization’s new President and CEO. Kay will begin his duties at the EDC on November 2nd. Read More

Horry County Day of Boeing

Boeing officials visited Horry Georgetown Technical College on October 20th at 6:00 PM for a 'Day of Boeing'. Read More

Accent Stainless Steel Breaks Ground on American Headquarters

Loris, S.C. – September 17, 2015 – Accent Stainless Steel, a Canadian-­-based manufacturer of micro-­-brewing systems and other processing equipment, broke ground on their new 50,000 square foot facility located in the Loris Commerce Park in Horry County. Read More

Worksman Cycles Chooses Horry County for Southeast Expansion

CONWAY, S.C. - September 16, 2015 – Worksman Cycles, a New York-based manufacturer of bicycles and commercial industrial tricycles has announced their decision to expand their operations to Horry County. The $2.5 million investment will create approximately 50 new jobs, paying an average of $15 per hour. Read More

How the Restoration of the Railroad will impact Horry County

The superior business climate of Horry County continues to improve with the efforts of area partners to restore the Carolina Southern Railroad service. R.J. Corman Railroad Group plans to invest millions of dollars into the repair of the lines and is already working with representatives from the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation and county officials. Read More

HGTC Looking To Build Jobs Pipeline To Boeing

As Boeing continues ramping up production at its Charleston County manufacturing facility, the aerospace giant needs skilled workers. Horry Georgetown Technical College hopes to help meet that demand. Read More

Laudisi Enterprises Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

On August 6, 2015 the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Little River Chamber of Commerce, celebrated a ribbon-cutting event for Laudisi Enterprises. In 2014, Laudisi Enterprises, a local manufacturer and distributor of specialty tobacco and pipes, announced plans to expand their company after operating in Horry County for over a decade. With the expansion to their new 30,000 square foot facility, the company created over 40 new jobs and invested $255,000. Read More

Made In America: The South Carolina Solution

"We really focus on foreign investment, on adding new jobs to our country [and] not just our state," South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley told CNBC. Read More

MBREDC Membership Appreciation Summer Social

Our Membership Appreciation Summer Social is scheduled for August 26th! Read More

Myrtle Beach STARTEK teaming with Habitat for Humanity

Myrtle Beach STARTEK will join forces with Habitat for Humanity of Horry County on July 24 and 25th to help build a home for a family in need. Read More

Commerce Introduces Regional Workforce Advisors

The South Carolina Department of Commerce today introduced the South Carolina Regional Workforce Advisors, a group of education and business leaders across the state who will make up the workforce division of the Department of Commerce. Read More

Little Spider Creations Celebrates Grand Opening at New Facility in Horry County

The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, today hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Little Spider Creations. Read More

Sale of Carolina Southern Railroad On Track For First of August

A long awaited deal to get the Carolina Southern Railroad operational and productive moved forward this week as Kentucky-based R. J. Corman Railroad Company and current owner Ken Pippin agreed to finalize the $13.9 million sale by the first of August. Read More

Letter| HGTC President: South Carolina Bond Bill is an Investment in Education and Business

Anyone who has ever worked at Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) will tell you this college is efficient. That’s why tuition here is among the most affordable in the state. The payoff for you is a good job that pays many times more than students paid in college tuition. That’s why the state bond bill up for debate this week in the S.C. General Assembly is so important. Read More

Coworking Spaces and Incubators Are Revolutionizing The Modern Business World

Coworking spaces are popping up in cities across the country; the many benefits they offer are causing them to become immensely popular in the business world and to drastically alter the environment in which people work. Read More

Changes will help S.C. tech schools quickly respond to industry

Horry Georgetown Technical College will face fewer hurdles in creating training programs for industry under an agreement that was recently approved by higher education officials. Read More

Colorado-Based Production Company Little Spider Creations Announces Relocation to Horry County

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Little Spider Creations, a specialty prop and set production company from Denver, Colo., has announced plans to relocate its operations to the North Myrtle Beach area of Horry County. The company will create 35 new jobs over a 5-year period, paying an average of $20 per hour, and make an investment of $2.65 million dollars in the area. Read More

Doug Wendel Named Horry County Economic Development Ambassador of the Year

This month, the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation's Past Chairman, Doug Wendel, was named the Horry County Ambassador of the Year. Read More

New York based Technology Company Announces Move To Horry County

Star Life Safety, a New York-based company specializing in the integration of all life safety systems across all vertical markets in hospitals and acute medical facilities, have announced their plans to open a new office in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Read More

UPCOMING EVENT - Spring Networking Breakfast

May 13th at 8:00 AM at Hilton Garden Inn - Coastal Grand Read More

5 Fast Facts

These 5 Fast Facts include some interesting information, that you may not know, about Horry County and the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation. Read More

HTC Supports Economic Development

HTC supports local economic development in many ways. From involvement in the MBREDC to deployment of telecommunications infrastructure for new area companies, HTC plays a big role in drawing new businesses (and jobs) to the area. Read More

Workforce is Key to Economic Development

Economic development professionals, including us here at Santee Cooper, are always looking for ways to help promote South Carolina as a desirable place for industries to relocate. One of the ways we do this is by paying attention to what industries are looking for in a new location. Read More

HGTC begins plans for new advanced manufacturing centers

Horry Georgetown Technical College moves forward with plans to expand in Conway and Georgetown. Read More

Myrtle Beach MSA Job growth out pacing state and national rates

The following is a recent analysis of wage and labor statistics in the three-county Myrtle Beach MSA, which encompasses Horry, Georgetown, and Brunswick County. The counties account for 70%, 13%, and 17% of employment in the MSA, respectively. The information was gathered using the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Read More

In South Carolina, A Program That Makes Apprenticeships Work

Several years ago, South Carolina had a problem: a shortage of skilled workers and no good way to train young people for the workforce. So at a time when apprenticeship programs were in decline in the U.S., the state started a program called Apprenticeship Carolina. Read More

Study: Many more moving to SC than leaving

The latest evidence that South Carolina is drawing people from other states comes from United Van Lines, the big moving company, which found that the Palmetto State was one of the most popular destinations for its customers moving within the continental United States during 2014. Read More

HGTC helping Myrtle Beach area power companies find electrical linemen

HGTC is offering a three-month class that teaches all the basics of the electrical lineman’s job. The college recently put the finishing touches on a Conway training course that features 16 power poles, transformers, conductors and rows of wires. Read More

MBREDC driving recruitment efforts into 2015

The main goal for the MBREDC is to attract to businesses to the county, but they also have to focus on the businesses already in place. Read More

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