Kershaw County Economic Development Office | 80 Campus Dr. | P.O. Box 763 Camden, SC 29021 | Tel: 803-425-7685 | Fax: 803-425-7687 |

Kershaw County receives infrastructure improvement grant from Fairfield Electric Cooperative

January 6, 2016

Media Contact: Lauren Reeder
Kershaw County Economic Development

Kershaw County, SC – Fairfield Electric Cooperative recently awarded a $278,000 Rural Development Act (RDA) grant to Kershaw County for infrastructure improvements to Heritage Pointe Industrial Park and Wateree Executive Business Park. The grant will be used to further develop the industrial parks currently served by the Cooperative.


The Cooperatives, through The South Carolina Rural Development Act of 1996, are allowed to provide funds for infrastructure improvements at industrial parks. Allowable expenditures include water, sewer, and roadway improvements as well as land acquisition and shell building construction.


Fairfield Electric serves more than 27,000 customers in Fairfield, Kershaw, Richland, Chester, and York Counties and is 1 of 20 cooperatives in South Carolina. Together these cooperatives serve more than 750,000 customers in all 46 counties of the state.



“We are pleased to provide the RDA grant money to help with economic development in Kershaw County. Fairfield Electric and Kershaw County have a long standing partnership of bringing jobs to the area and this grant will help to foster more jobs for Kershaw County.”

- Bill Hart, Fairfield Electric CEO


“Fairfield Electric’s grant is an investment in the long term success of Kershaw County and we are pleased to have them as an economic development ally. Their generosity and continued support will help power us to a sustainable future for our great community.”

- Julian Burns, Kershaw County Council Chairman


“Kershaw County is thankful for Fairfield Electric Cooperative’s support as we move forward to making necessary improvements to our current industrial product. Their support allows us to remain competitive in economic development as we seek to attract new business to our community.”

- Peggy McLean, Kershaw County Economic Development Director



Add Page

As you navigate our website, you can use the “Add Page to Report” button add any page or property to a custom report that you can print out or save.

Industrial Properties Interactive Maps Workforce and Demographics

"The new Mechatronics Program at Central Carolina Technical College's Kershaw County Campus will help us meet one of the most significant needs of our industries today -- the industrial maintenance technician. Graduates will be well prepared to perform a critical role in the modern, automated workplace found in today's manufacturing plants. This is essential for the continued success of our local industries and broadens the opportunities of our students."
-- Peggy McLean - Kershaw County Economic Development Director