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.
"Laudisi Enterprises is proud to have made Horry County home for more than a decade, and particularly delighted to have been able to expand its footprint in the county during the past year. The support we've received from MBREDC and the North Myrtle Beach Chamber has been instrumental in fostering our growth in the county," said Sykes Wilford, President of Laudisi Enterprises, Inc.
“Laudisi Enterprises is another example of some of the great companies that call Horry County home. They are leaders in their industry and a successful, growing business in the community. We look forward to supporting their efforts and continuing to watch them grow, said Mark Lazarus, Chairman of Horry County Council.
The expansion also allowed Laudisi to move operations for the tobacco manufacturing and processing to Horry County, where it was formally done in North Carolina.
“The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation is proud to have been involved with Laudisi’s expansion. We believe in supporting the growth of our existing industry businesses in Horry County by providing them with the resources that they need to thrive in the community,” said Fred Richardson, MBREDC Board of Directors Chairman.
The MBREDC worked hand in hand with the leadership team of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber who helped coordinate all the parties involved in the project.
"We are extremely pleased to have played a role in assuring that Laudisi stayed and expanded in our North Myrtle Beach area. Growing diversified and sustainable jobs is a strategic goal of our chamber and made possible by our successful “Building North Myrtle Beach” initiative and our campaign investors", stated Marc Jordan, Chamber President, and MBREDC Board member.