May 2024 Newsletter

Jun 6th, 2024

MBREDC May 2024 Newsletter

Are You familiar with the purpose of the MBREDC?

Our Mission is to lead Horry County’s efforts in attracting, growing, and retaining sustainable businesses that create jobs.

Listen to an interview with MBREDC President and CEO,

Sandy Davis, to learn more.


Advancing Innovation in South Carolina

FDI Alliance

SelectGlobal, LLC Attends NESA Site Selection Showcase

The NESA Showcase presented vital insights into South Carolina’s thriving business climate and possibilities. SelectGlobal was delighted to meaningfully connect with economic development executives, site selectors, and enterprises looking to expand or relocate in the region.

“This showcase highlighted South Carolina’s strategic location, business-friendly policies, and skilled workforce, making it an ideal investment destination for our clients,” says Michael Edgar, SelectGlobal’s CEO & President. “We look forward to facilitating more cross-border investments.”

SelectGlobal expresses its gratitude to the organizers for providing such an interesting and entertaining event. The team hopes that South Carolina’s economic connections with overseas enterprises will continue to develop.

Thank you to Michael Edgar for visiting South Carolina and the Grand Strand to learn about all that our area has to offer businesses that are interested in relocating or expanding to our region.

Recycling is a green growth industry in South Carolina.

SC is home to over 300 recycling companies including collectors, processors, recycled product manufacturers and equipment makers. The Recycling Market Development staff at the South Carolina Department of Commerce provides business matchmaking support, administers one-on-one materials management consultation, works with existing and emerging markets for materials, and tracks the economic impact of the recycling industry.

In 2023, the SC’s recycling industry continued to grow with 10 new or existing companies, $1.75 billion in capital investments, and 2,178 new jobs, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce’s Recycling Market Development Advisory Council.

For more information on recycling in South Carolina:

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Upcoming MBREDC Events

Interested in sponsoring an

MBREDC 2024 Event?

Benefits of sponsoring:  

  • Your company name/logo/hyperlink emailed in the invitation to all MBREDC members at least twice prior to the event.
  • Your company name/logo displayed at the event.
  • 3-5 minutes to discuss your business during the event.
  • Opportunity to hand out and/or display materials during the event.
  • Shared guest list after the event.
  • Additional invitations to the event as possible.

Contact Sandra James for more information

and to reserve an event

  • No MBREDC Event in June
  • The MBREDC 2024-25 Industry Awareness Class Application will be available June 10, 2024
  • July 24 Event: A Night At The Theatre

Horry County and the Grand Strand area are home to nearly 200 existing industries.

Recently, the MBREDC showcased many of the industries currently thriving in Horry County at the

“Made in Myrtle: An Existing Industry Event.”

Visitors learned about the items being created, manufactured, and distributed in our area and the jobs that may be available.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this informative event.

Sponsored by:

Participating Companies:

bFIVE40 Shade & Shutter Expo Carolina Powder Coating Integra Fabrics

Benjamin’s Bakery Surteco DC BLOX Teknoware Aalberts

Moose Logistics HTC Skutchi Designs Homewood Metalworks Carolina Cool

Archetype SC Lewis Truck Lines Carolina Food Service KoKo Beenz

Diamond Back Radials Glendinning

CRP Worksman Cycles Pepsi

The MBREDC Industry Awareness Class

Our April class began on the South Strand at Systems Technology, specializing in electronic assembly and precision machining.

Next stop was Benjamin’s Bakery in Surfside Beach. We took a behind-the-scenes tour to learn about their bread and coffee production. They supply over 100 local restaurants!

Benjamin’s Bakery prepared our lunch (they do catering), which we took with us to Tidelands Health. After hearing about all that Tidelands offers, we took another behind-the-scenes tour to learn about the many non-medical jobs within a hospital.

We ended the day at Shade & Shutter ExpoPalmetto Shade Co, and Carolina Powder Coating, all owned by the Fergus Family. Each business was created to meet the needs of the local community. They recently celebrated 20 years!

Visit the websites of these local industries to learn more about what is being made in Horry County and the jobs they offer.

Thank you to each of these businesses for welcoming our class.

If you are interested in being part of the next Industry Awareness Class that will begin in September 2024, contact Sandra James for more information. Applications will be accepted beginning in June 2024.

New & Renewing Partners

New Members

United Roofing

From Fear to Fire

Renewing Members

United Community Bank

Eagle Strategies

United Way of Horry County

City of North Myrtle Beach

Southern Asphalt

Pepsi Bottling Ventures

Melton Power Systems

Melton Electric

Flooring Plus

Mashburn Construction Company

Pee Dee Office Solutions

HB Metal Builders

Monteith Construction

Coastal PC Support


McLeod Health

HUB International

Vines Plumbing & Restoration

Partner News

GreenbergFarrow To Bring SGA | NarmourWright Design Under National Firm’s Brand To Create Unified Company

GreenbergFarrow, the nationally recognized architecture, planning and engineering firm, will bring their architecture firm SGA | NarmourWright Design under its brand umbrella in 2024. The acquisition of SGA|NW in 2022 aimed at expanding GF into new markets and sectors. Now, SGA|NW will fold under the larger firm’s GF brand to truly reflect the way the company operates and officially unite offices and services under one banner. Starting now, SGA|NW will transition to operate all its offices under the unified GF name, aligning with the larger firm’s operational structure.

Congratulations to SGA|NW, now GreenbergFarrow.

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Tidelands Health to again serve as the official health care provider of Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach

Tidelands Health will again support festivalgoers as the official healthcare provider of Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach.

The region’s largest healthcare provider will serve fans leading up to and throughout the four-day festival with health tips and on-site medical care.

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Chairman’s Partners
Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation

2050 Hwy 501 East, Building 100

Conway, SC 29526


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