August 2023 Newsletter

Aug 28th, 2023

MBREDC August 2023 Newsletter

Locations of the Future: Exclusive Interview with Sandy Davis, MBREDC President and CEO, and FDI Alliance International

FDI Alliance International showcases the most attractive business destinations in North America and Canada to Site Selectors and CEOs from Europe and the UK. FDI Alliance is a platform strictly aimed at decision-makers. We are honored to be a part of “Locations of the Future.”
Read Article pages 18-19
For more information about relocating your business to the Myrtle Beach area, contact Sandy Davis, MBREDC President and CEO.
SC Economic Outlook
For more information on the Economic Outlook of South Carolina visit the South Carolina Department of Commerce website.
CONNEX South Carolina: A Supply Chain Solution for Manufacturers is Now Available…for FREE!
Have you heard about CONNEX SC? CONNEX South Carolina is an industry platform that connects all U.S. manufacturers and suppliers into a single, accurate, searchable supply-chain database. Manufacturers can quickly post and respond to needs, visualize supply chain risk, search for qualified suppliers, and instantly discover new business opportunities. Funding for the platform has been made available by the South Carolina Department of Commerce, so statewide access to CONNEX SC is FREE for all manufacturers in South Carolina!
Learn More

Fastest-Growing Places in the U.S. in 2023-2024

U.S News and World Report

The fastest-growing cities in the country are determined by the net migration of each metro area, which is measured by the growth or decline of the population over the past five years. The percent increase in that period of time is how U.S. News determines the metro areas where the most people are moving.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina again ranks #1 in Fastest-Growing Places for the third year in a row.

Although it’s better known to outsiders as a vacation hot spot for beachgoers and golfers, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is also an attractive place to live for a number of reasons. Young professionals, growing families, and empty nesters who are drawn to the area’s mild weather and beaches set down roots here and enjoy the area’s relatively low cost of living.

Residents also profit from the area’s pro-business atmosphere, propagated by low-income taxes and numerous incentives for growing companies. These perks make Myrtle Beach a great place to start a small business.


MBREDC Industry Awareness Development Course Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are now available for the Industry Awareness Class

Highlight your business during lunch! Share your business profile, information, and lunch with 25 business professionals.

Sponsorships available:

  • $350 Lunch Sponsor: Have lunch with the class and give a 5-minute presentation. Receive MBREDC thank you gift.
  • $500 Transportation Half-sponsor: Have lunch with the class and give a 5-minute presentation. Receive an MBREDC thank you gift.
  • $1000 Transportation Sponsor: Have lunch with the class and give a 10-minute presentation. Receive an MBREDC thank you gift and contact information for all class participants. Ride on the bus with the class for the day!

Contact Sandra James for more information.

Existing Industry Event

All existing industries in Horry County are invited to attend

The Fall Industry Event:

The Future Is Here: Cobots and Virtual Reality Training

Thursday, October 19, 2023

4:00-6:00 pm

The Myrtle Beach Train Depot

Registration information coming soon for this FREE event!

Sponsored by

South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership


Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

Upcoming MBREDC Events

MBREDC September Event

Community Update Forum

Hosted by MBREDC and CCAR and Sponsored by

Bank of America

September 14, 2023

Limited Seats Available

Register Here

Scan to Register

MBREDC Annual Fall Social at the House of Blues

Thursday, October 12, 2023

5:00-7:00 pm

Invitation coming soon

Sponsored by:

Contact Sandra James for more information on upcoming events.


Avoiding HR Issues and Pitfalls

On August 10, the MBREDC along with Ulitza Kronemeyer, New York Life Representative, held a well-attended event on HR best practices. Perry MacLennan of Haynsworth, Sinkler, Boyd was the guest speaker. Perry was both informative and entertaining. The event was held at the newly renovated TerraBella Myrtle Beach, which prepared a delicious meal! Thank you to all who attended!

2023 Save the Date

New & Renewing Partners

New Members

The Post & Courier

TerraBella Myrtle Beach

Alves Painting Services

Renewing Members

The Citizens Bank

Melton Electric

Melton Power Systems

Creative Consultant Group

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

Callie Wise State Farm

Brandon Agency

Southern Asphalt


CCU- Grant Center

Hampton Inn Broadway at the Beach

Richardson Custom Builders

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Tammy Hardy

City of Myrtle Beach

Partner News

HGTC offers boat building and marine technology programs to keep up with demand on the Grand Strand

by Taylor Maresca, News 13

Two new programs at Horry Georgetown Technical College will greatly benefit the Grand Strand’s recreational industry, officials said.

The boat-building technology and outboard marine technology programs being offered this fall will provide the next generation of boat and motor experts. The boat-building program is available to students on the school’s Georgetown campus, while the marine technology program will be offered on both the Conway and Georgetown campuses.

The boat-building technology program is the first of its kind in South Carolina, and HGTC is the only two-year college in the state with an outboard marine technology program. Officials said the school recognizes the need for boat experts as the Grand Strand continues to grow.

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Program Details
Register Now for the Kelsey McGhee Memorial Golf Tournament

Sponsorships and teams are filling up for our annual golf tournament, planned for September 13, 2023, at TPC Myrtle Beach. Don’t miss it!

Register Now

Vines Restoration, Plumbing, HVAC

In business since 1980, Vines Restoration Plumbing HVAC has been serving residents and business owners in Myrtle Beach, offering them the best in plumbing. As a company with over 130 years of combined experience, they make sure you are completely satisfied with the residential, commercial, or industrial work they do. Every plumber they employ is licensed, and insured. They offer upfront pricing, fast service, and quality work you can rely on. Because you might need a contractor at inconvenient hours, they offer 24/7 service.

Owned and operated by family for more than three decades, they offer a variety of services for total plumbing care. They work with residential customers, as well as commercial and industrial companies in Georgetown and Horry counties in South Carolina. They are insured for your peace of mind, and are a state-licensed master plumber in South Carolina. They offer whole-house repairs, fast service, upfront pricing, sewer and drain cleaning, and water-restoration services. Whether you have a clogged bathtub, have discovered mold in the basement, are looking to replace pipes or suspect sewer pipe damage, they’ve got you covered.

Thank you, Vines, for supporting job growth in Horry County by partnering with the MBREDC!

Chairman’s Partners
Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation

2050 Hwy 501 East, Building 100

Conway, SC 29526


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