Updated Economic Development Marketing Tool Produced

March 19, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – March 19, 2009 – The South Carolina Power Team recently produced the latest edition of Why Companies Locate in South Carolina. The 10-page booklet communicates the business advantages a company will enjoy by locating in South Carolina.

“An analysis of South Carolina’s business advantages indicated that they could be grouped under five broad attributes”, said Fred Gassaway, executive vice president of the South Carolina Power Team. “Those attributes became the basis for the “Why Book.”

The five attributes are: strategic location; productive workforce; great quality of life; low costs; professional site location assistance. The original version of the booklet appeared in 1998.

The South Carolina Power Team is the economic development alliance of the state-owned, electric utility, Santee Cooper, and the state’s 20 electric cooperatives.

With economic development experience unmatched in the state, the South Carolina Power Team helps new industrial/distribution facilities find a home and existing ones expand. The South Carolina Power Team offers professional, experienced, personalized site-location counseling, confidentially and cost-free.

Vist the South Carolina Power Team on the web at www.scpowerteam.com.