June 2023 Newsletter

Jun 28th, 2023

MBREDC June 2023 Newsletter

MBREDC is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Industry Awareness Course

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The purpose of the Industry Awareness course is to introduce participants to the various industries currently operating in Horry County, provide an awareness of the importance of economic diversity in Horry County, and to gain an understanding of the role that the MBREDC plays in recruiting and supporting industry.

Each month the class will meet for a full day of touring industries in a specific region of the county.

Interested individuals who can fulfil the requirements of the class should complete and submit the on-line application by Friday, July 21, 2023. Only 20 participants will be selected for the course and they will be notified of selection by Monday, July 31, 2023.

For More Information:

[email protected]



SC Economic Outlook
For more information on the Economic Outlook of South Carolina visit the South Carolina Department of Commerce website.
Award Applications

DC BLOX to bring second subsea cable to Horry County


HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — A second subsea optical communications cable will land at its Subsea Cable Landing Station (CLS) in the International Technology and Aerospace Park (iTAP) in Myrtle Beach.

DC BLOX, Inc., who announced the addition, is working on the construction for their CLS with a planned opening in June.

The CLS facility will provide power to the subsea cables to create a signal, host local network equipment, provide colocation space for cable partners and local businesses and serve as a regional exchange point for communications providers.

Edge Cable Holdings USA, LLC will be landing a state-of-the-art trans-Atlantic subsea telecommunications cable, called the Anjana cable, at the CLS.

The CLS will house the equipment needed to operate the subsea cable system and link it to the wider North American telecommunications network.

The approximately 4,425-mile cable will connect Myrtle Beach to Santander in Spain and is capable of carrying 480 Terabits per second of data communications traffic.

The cable is expected to be operational in 2024.


Preparing BEFORE a Hurricane

Businesses and individuals alike are encouraged to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season by making, evaluating and practicing a plan. Resources like the South Carolina Hurricane Guide can support every phase of hurricane preparation.

Upcoming MBREDC Events

Thank you to our sponsor:

Ulitza Kronemeyer

MBREDC August Event

Avoiding HR Issues and Pitfalls

Thursday, August 10, 2023

11:15am -1:00pm

Location to Be Determined

Hear from a local attorney on how to handle some of the hot topics in Human Resources today.

Join MBREDC members for a presentation by Attorney Perry MacLennan of Haynesworth, Sinkler, Boyd.

MBREDC September Event

Community Update Forum

Hosted by MBREDC and CCAR and Sponsored by

Bank of America

September 14, 2023

Contact Sandra James for more information on upcoming events.


2023 Save the Date

MBREDC June Member Event

MBREDC members attended “Working With Your Local Utility Companies” on June 8th to learn all the ends and outs from building a new facility to expanding a current business or development project. All of our utility companies work with our community members to get things done in a timely manner. A special thank you to our presenters from Santee CooperHorry Electric Cooperative, Inc.Grand Strand Water & Sewer AuthorityHTCinc. – Horry Telephone Cooperative, and Duke Energy. The information shared was of great value!

Thank you to our sponsor, Santee Cooper, for providing the space and a delicious breakfast from Eggs Up Grill.

May Industry Awareness Class

During the month of May, the MBREDC Industry Awareness class completed Day 8 in the Myrtle Beach area. We started the day at Surteco to learn about the paper that is made to match wood grains for furniture. Next stop was Native Sons where they were busy screen-printing shirts for CCMF. Milano Kitchen & Bath welcomed us with beautiful designs for the home and yummy snacks. Next stop was Grand Strand Brewing for lunch and a tour along with an overview of the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Plan at Mashburn Construction. We ended the day at the HTC Aspire Hub where big ideas come to life. There are many great plans for the future of Myrtle Beach!

Many of the companies visited have job openings and offer year around employment with benefits at competitive salaries. Visit their websites for more information.

If your business is one of the over 200 existing industries in Horry County and would like to offer information and a tour for future classes, contact Sandra James.

If you are interested in applying for our next Industry Awareness Class beginning in August, contact Sandra James for more information.

Congratulations to the first graduating class of the MBREDC Industry Awareness Course. This has truly been a remarkable group who will take what they have learned and share it with the community. We appreciate their time and commitment to the course and most especially their eagerness to learn and their appreciation for their community.


Are you interested in being a part of the next class? Contact the MBREDC for more information.

New & Renewing Partners

New Members

Minuteman Press

R.H. Moore Company

Renewing Members

HUB International

HB Metal Builders

Nanoair Solutions

ECS Southeast

Marina Inn

Loris Chamber of Commerce

McLeod Health

WebsterRogers, LLP

The Jackson Companies


Coastal Carolina National Bank

Cool Ideas Marketing

Duplicates Ink

Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association

Benjamin’s Bakery

Marlboro Development Team

Waccamaw Community Foundation

Eagle Strategies

Brookgreen Gardens

McAngus Goudelock & Courie


C.L. Benton & Sons

THS Constructors

Tanger Outlets

Tropical Smoothie

Partner News

United Way of Horry County

In Horry County, only 34% of children entering kindergarten meet the testing levels for kindergarten readiness.

Camp United provides Pre-K students with the resources they need, such as exceptional teachers and high-quality early childhood programming, to thrive and be successful when starting Kindergarten.

Entirely funded by United Way of Horry County, Camp United is free to all who attend. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. However, to make this vision a reality, we rely on the support and generosity of individuals like you.

Your donation of $50 will cover the cost of a Pre-K child to attend for one day. Make a donation today and help transform the lives of deserving children in our community.

More Information

In 2006, Blake Byrne, John Byrne, Dave Stribling & Wayne Morris formed Byrne Media group with a shared vision to focus on stations that have a hyper-local product, while offering affordable marketing solutions to local business owners. With shared experience working for the larger corporations, they noticed the growth in size removed the once “local touch” that the local business owners need & the content local viewers’ desire. From their first station in 2006, to now 14 stations in 2020, Byrne Media has remained focused on that vision by empowering local leadership in each market that have shared that vision. Combined the Byrne Media leadership team boasts over 150 years of marketing experience, right here in the Carolinas.

We appreciate Bryne Media supporting the MBREDC as a Leadership Partner.

Chairman’s Partners
Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation

2050 Hwy 501 East, Building 100

Conway, SC 29526


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