Orangeburg County Economic Development Summit

October 14, 2008

ORANGEBURG, SC – October 14, 2008 – Going Global…Acting Local will be the focus of the Orangeburg County Economic Development Summit. The Summit is scheduled for November 12, 2008 at the Orangeburg – Calhoun Technical College, 3250 St. Matthews Road, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118 from 8:30am to 5:30pm. Register today at

The Summit will bring together, international, national, regional and local leaders to discuss important changes in the economy and in our county including growth, transportation and education.

Jafza South Carolina is scheduled to unveil its Master Plan and model for Santee, South Carolina at this event. The Summit will create an understanding of the opportunities and the impact Jafza will have on Orangeburg County and the entire state of South Carolina.

The 2008 Orangeburg County Economic Development Summit will feature nationally-recognized experts who will discuss the current economic climate and the realities facing the Global Logistic Triangle (126- US-30 1- 1-95) and surrounding areas, as well as outline the steps necessary for prosperity and wealth creation. There will be panel discussions and interactive sessions to develop strategic insights on challenges, solutions and opportunities.

Congressman James E. Clyburn will be the luncheon speaker and there will be entertainment from Claflin choir as well.

The legislative delegation recognizes the importance of Economic Development and creating wealth through quality jobs in our state and region. said Senator John W. Matthews.

Orangeburg County continues to make economic development our number one priority. The last Economic Development Summit was held five years ago and since then we have continued to grow. Come be a part of our Vision 2020. said Chairman Harry Wimberly.

The sponsors of this event recognize the magnitude of Vision 2020 and urge the public to take notice. There is still time to become a sponsor. If there are any questions concerning sponsorship or tbe summit, contact Patricia Salley or Terry Boone at (803)536-3333. For all other media inquires please contact Michelle Baxter-Bennon at (803)252-8773.