Moving Forward in 2022

Words from MBREDC President and CEO Sandy Davis
 
The MBREDC has three major goals:
1. Recruit and retain high quality industries to generate jobs for the citizens of Horry County.
2. Provide a variety of high quality economic development products in which new and existing industries can locate and or expand. 
3. Have the MBREDC recognized as a leader in economic development both in Horry County and in South Carolina. 

The major goals are being met and are exceeding our expectations even during a pandemic. Our community has come together to assist one another and many of our businesses and industries have reported some of their best years ever during these times. 

2020 & 2021 recruitment efforts were much different than what they have been in the past. Travel has been at a minimum while our new recruiting model consists of Zoom, Teams, and conference calls. We are currently working over 400 leads and 30 plus projects. With companies unable to visit South Carolina, the SC Department of Commerce offered grants to provide counties with virtual videos of sites. These videos are available on our website and are an important tool in recruitment efforts. 

2020 & 2021 Announcements: 
-Vulcan Materials, 5 new jobs, $3 million capital investment and a partnership with RJ Corman Railroad. 
-Global Metal Powders, 15 new jobs, $1.5 million capital investment, purchase of property at Cool Springs Business Park
-Skutchi Designs, 41 new jobs, $3.5 million capital investment, purchase of property at Ascott Valley Industrial Park
-Wild West, 40 new jobs, $2.5 million capital investment, purchase of building in Loris Industrial Park
Progress and improvements are being made on sites and buildings at Cool Springs, Ascott Valley, Loris Industrial Park, and Water Tower Road Interchange. It is important that we have these sites ready and available for future prospects. 

Supporting existing industry is one of the most important pieces of economic development. On average 85% of all announcements are from existing industries. It is our goal to meet with all existing industry, host events for them to network with their peers and make our presence known that we are a free resource for them to utilize. Members of our team met with more than 100 of our existing companies and listened to their needs and suggestions to assist them with any problems and guide them to solutions or contacts, and we will continue to do so. 

As Henry Ford said, "Working together is success." Each project requires many companies at the table to make it happen. The MBREDC thanks everyone who contributes to our success. It is you who makes all of these things possible. I think we can all agree that plans are in place and we are looking forward to many great things in 2022. 
 
 
Pictured: Mike Hagg, MBREDC Chairman; Sandy Davis, MBREDC President & CEO; Gary Loftus, MBREDC Board & HC Councilman 
 

South Carolina Department of Commerce

 

Available Sites and Buildings in Horry County

Horry County has available sites and buildings to meet the needs of nearly every type of business. If you have a specific question or request, please contact us for more details.
Visit our webpage to view potential sites or contact our office for more information. 
 

 
If you have a site that you think would meet our needs, please contact the MBREDC office
at 843-347-4606 or Sandy Davis
 
 

CEOs Eye 2022 With Optimism and a Dash of Uncertainty

From Grand Strand CEO
  • Nearly two-thirds of CEOs expect their organization's growth to be "very strong" or "strong" over the next 12 months.

  • Concerns about financial market instability and inflation have risen sharply with 36% of CEOs naming it as among the top three issues that may influence or disrupt their business strategy in 2022.

  • Seventy-eight percent of CEOs indicate supply chain disruptions have spurred increases in business costs as well as margin impacts, while 45% say the supply chain has caused revenue losses and customer service issues.

  • Talent remains a top concern for CEOs, with nearly half of surveyed participants saying it's the biggest challenge they face.

  • Thirty-two percent of CEOs do not see the business effects of the pandemic being over in the foreseeable future, while 60% expect pandemic business effects to conclude by mid-2022 or end of 2022.

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Upcoming Events
 
Upcoming Member Events 

Industry Leaders Event 
Join MBREDC and SC MEP to learn about available resources through the OpExChange Program

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
11:15am Registration and Lunch
12:00-1:00 Program


Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

RSVP by Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 or call 843-347-4604

Thank you to our Supporting Partners:     
                   

 
 
M2M Speed Networking Event

Join MBREDC Members for one-on-one networking in a fast paced setting

Thursday, February 10, 2022
8:30am - 9:00am Registration and Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Networking


The Dunes Club
9000 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Limited to ONE member per business
RSVP by Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 or call 843-347-4604


Thank you to our sponsors: 

                       
 

Upcoming 2022 Events
March- Existing Industry Event Santee Cooper
April- Spring Social
May- Workforce Recruitment and Retention Bank of America
June- Technology Workshop Archetype SC
August- Professional Headshot Session 
September- Community Update Forum
October- Fall Social Carolina Cool
November- Growing Your Business



**Note April 28 date change**

Interested in Sponsoring or Co-Sponsoring a 2022 event?  
Contact [email protected] or 843-347-4604
 
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 handout and/or display materials during the event. 
  • Shared guest list after the event. 

Interested in becoming an MBREDC Member? 
Contact [email protected] or 843-347-4604


 
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MBREDC 2022 Annual Meeting Highlights

On January 14, 2022, the MBREDC held its first Annual Meeting since 2020. The team was happy to host this extraordinary event along with our sponsors: Banton Media, Shade & Shutter Expo, and TD Bank. With nearly 200 members, guests, and elected officials in attendance, presentations were given by each of the sponsors, MBREDC President & CEO Sandy Davis, Board Chairman Mike Hagg, and South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Harry Lightsey. 
In an effort to diversify the local economy, the Myrtle Beach region offers many incentives to attract industry to our area or to our existing industries who would like to expand. It was agreed by all that Horry County is a great place to do business and 2022 is bringing many great additions to our area.
"Working together and and supporting each other can make anything possible," says Sandy Davis. "We are looking forward to a record year!" 
 
      

      

       

     

    

If you are interested in attending or sponsoring MBREDC events, contact [email protected] for more information. 
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To stay up-to-date on everything happening in our area that pertains to our partners and Horry County, follow us on Facebook and Instagram. For more information about the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, contact us at [email protected] or (843) 347-4604.
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