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Economic Development is a Team Sport

No matter where you live in the U.S., there’s a common challenge that communities are facing today: JOBS.  It’s a challenge that is especially critical here in Myrtle Beach and Horry County, where the unemployment rate is about 6.9%. 

That includes an existing workforce, and the thousands of young men and women that graduate each year from our nationally recognized public school system, Coastal Carolina University, and Horry Georgetown Technical College. We invest in these young men and women and, unfortunately, too often see them leave our community for places of “better opportunity.”

As the business leaders and representatives of our community,  it is crucial for us to create jobs and opportunities right here on the Grand Strand.  We have a responsibility to drive progress and retain the talents of our current generation and those to come. 

Josh Kay, Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation’s (MBREDC) President & CEO,  has a favorite quote from Mike Krzyewski, Duke’s Men’s Basketball Coach,“There are five fundamental qualities that make every team great: communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring and pride. I like to think of each as a separate finger on the fist.  Any one individually is important., but all of them together are unbeatable.” 

Economic development is a team sport and we need the support from everyone in the community to be successful and help Horry County thrive. 

 The Myrtle Beach Regional Econcomic Development Corporation (MBREDC) is a public-private partnership that receives much of its support from private-sector partners and business leaders, just like you. 

Get involved with the MBREDC by becoming a member.  We offer business memberships ranging from $500 - $10,000+ annually. 

Some of our membership benefits include:

Access to all MBREDC events
Exposure/promotion to business decision makers in the community
Networking/sponsorship opportunities
Opportunites to work with and meet representatives from new companies 
Business news sharings
And so much more!

For more information about becoming a MBREDC member contact me,  Morgan Dendy at or 843-349-7890.  

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