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Economic Development Alliance gets new board lineup
Dec. 3, 2014
In addition to its recent election of new officers, the Georgetown Economic Development Alliance has approved a significant change to its makeup. The Alliance, a private nonprofit that supports Georgetown County government’s Economic Development Department, will now include a list of “strategic partners” on its board of directors.
Since merging with the County Economic Development Board last year, the 17-member Alliance Board includes seven individuals appointed by Georgetown County Council and an unspecified number of private sector representatives. Five positions will now permanently belong to representatives of specific agencies identified as key to economic development in the county. Those agencies include: Santee Cooper, Santee Electric Cooperative, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Georgetown County Water and Sewer District, and Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments.
The move creates a more cohesive economic development structure and better positions the agency to work effectively, said Brian Tucker, Georgetown County’s economic development director...
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Capital Project Sales Tax to go into effect in 2015
Nov. 5, 2014
In the November 2014 general election, Georgetown County residents voted to implement a 1 percent Capital Project Sales Tax to help fund vital capital projects, including dredging at the Port of Georgetown.
The sales tax will begin being applied to taxable purchases in Georgetown County on May 1, 2015, and will remain in place for exactly four years, disappearing on April 30, 2019.
It is anticipated the tax will generate about $7 million per year, for a total of $28 million during the life of the tax. These funds will be used to pay for projects in three key areas: Dredging, countywide road improvements and enhancements to fire and rescue service.
For more information about the tax and the projects to be funded, see the links below or call (843) 545-3164.
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