January 2023 Newsletter

May 31st, 2023

MBREDC January 2023 Newsletter

MBREDC Hosts Annual Meeting

The MBREDC held its 2022 Annual Meeting on January 19, 2023, at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. It was a year of record breaking for the MBREDC. Over 200 members along with elected officials were in attendance to hear about the successes of 2022 and to look forward to the future of 2023.

MBREDC President and CEO, Sandy Davis, gave a recap of the past year which included seven announcements of expansion and recruitment of industry in Horry County totaling more than $124 million in capital investment and creating 268 new jobs. Supporting existing industry continues to be at the forefront of the EDC’s goals with visits, support, resources, and the creation of the new Industry Awareness course designed to promote an awareness of local industries. The MBREDC also exceeded its goal in private membership monies for the year.

Mrs. Davis also shared the plans for the construction of spec buildings in two industrial parks; Ascott Valley and Water Tower Road. This allows the EDC to have tremendous recruiting power nationally.

It is through the continued support of our partners that we are able to accomplish our goals and make Horry County the place we all want to call home.

Thank you to our sponsors who helped to make this event possible:

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SC Economic Outlook

Industry News:

Classroom-Based Training Offered by SC MEP

SCMEP offers a wide selection of training and courses. Funds may be available to cover a portion of the cost. Additionally, most courses and training sessions can be delivered at your facility. Contact us for additional information.


Ascott Valley Industrial Park Phase II receives designation as a certified

Palmetto Site

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$10.27 billion in announced capital investment, most in state history

The South Carolina Department of Commerce released its 2022 industry recruitment results which reflect historic economic activity. From January to December 2022, the state announced total capital investment of $10.27 billion, the single largest year in state history. That investment represents 120 projects and the creation of 14,083 new jobs.

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Upcoming MBREDC Events

MBREDC M2M Speed Networking Event

Thursday, February 16, 2023

The Dunes Golf and Beach Club

9000 North Ocean Blvd

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

8:30 AM Breakfast

9:00-10:00 AM Networking


Thank you to our sponsor:

Cary Rowell, Financial Advisor


2023 Save the Date

Interested in sponsoring a 2023 event?

Contact Sandra James


Pepsi Bottling Ventures Groundbreaking

Friday, February 24, 2023

2:00 PM

Water Tower Road Industrial Park

Formal Invitation to follow

New & Renewing Partners

New Members


CRM Services

Palmetto Protection Films

Shed Windows & More

Terry Monahan Photo Illustration

East Coast Signs & Graphics

Monteith Construction

Renewing Members

Creative Outdoor Solutions

Control Solutions Group

DBC Radio

Dargan Construction

Homewood Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

Heather Cannon- Attorney at Law

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd

Burr & Forman

TD Bank

Harper General Contractors

G3 Engineering & Surveying


Broadway Ventures

Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors

CRP Industries


Conway Chamber of Commerce

Dominion Energy

Integra Fabrics

First Reliance Bank

Thomas Concrete

Miller-Motte College

The Yahnis Company


Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

RE/MAX Southern Shores

Vulcan Materials

City of Loris



Tyson Sign Company

Lewis Truck Lines

Partner News

NEWS                            Contact: Jennifer Beverly

[email protected]

McLeod Health Welcomes Economic Development Class

Loris, SC – Jan. 26, 2023: On Wednesday, January 25, Horry County community leaders and the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation (MBREDC) Industry Awareness Class visited The City of Loris to learn more about the businesses and industries in the area. The Center for Health & Fitness hosted the group for lunch and Scott Montgomery, CEO & VP of McLeod Health Loris, presented on the future growth and services at McLeod Loris Seacoast. Mayor Todd Harrelson of Loris welcomed guests and Cynthia Davis of the South Carolina Department of Commerce presented on embracing new technologies and industries that are leading the way in South Carolina.

Communications & Public Information Office

(843) 390-8327 • www.mcleodhealth.org

4000 Highway 9 East • Little River, SC 29566

The MBREDC Industry Awareness class spent the entire day in the Loris community learning about and touring businesses. We appreciate everyone opening their doors to our class and helping us to learn about another area of industry in Horry County.

Visit the websites of each of these industries to learn more about the services and products they offer. Job opportunities are also available at each of these businesses. Contact them to learn how you can become part of the Loris community family.


Integra Fabrics

Little Spider Creations

Wild West Distribution Center

Carolina Food Service

Myrtle Beach International Airport Sets All-time Passenger Record

For the second consecutive year, the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) has set a new record for total passenger traffic. In 2022, nearly 3.5 million passengers traveled through the airport, an increase of 7.7 percent over 2021.

At MYR, total passenger traffic in 2022, which includes enplanements and deplanements, included 3,459,803 passengers compared to 3,210,247 in 2021. The number of people arriving on flights, or deplanements, totaled 1,725,861 compared to 1,604,110 the previous year.

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bFIVE40 Announces Adding State of the Art 3-D Knitting Technology

3D Knitting is the future of textile technology- a simple knitting process where design and materials are seamlessly knit together to create parts faster and with less waste. This high-performance technology produces products made with sustainable textiles for automotive interiors, thermal protection, compression, and protective sportswear. bFIVE40 is the first to bring this advanced technology to South Carolina.

The 3D knitting machine boasts 1,200 needles and can speed up production using recycled materials. It has the capability to complete an item in one hour as opposed to one day under traditional working conditions. bFIVE40 and Horry Georgetown Technical College will be partnering together to provide training/certification for the technical skills needed for running and maintaining the machine.

A special thank you to Lt. Governor Pamela Evette for attending the event along with other local representatives. Congratulations to bFIVE40- creating the future in Horry County!

Chairman’s Partners
Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation

2050 Hwy 501 East, Building 100

Conway, SC 29526


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