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Kershaw County receives infrastructure improvement grant from Fairfield Electric Cooperative

January 6, 2016

Media Contact: Lauren Reeder
Kershaw County Economic Development
803.425.7685
lauren.reeder@kershaw.sc.gov

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.

 

QUOTES

“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

 

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"Together we have done great things in Kershaw County including announcing jobs and critical investment this past year at Suominen, Haier and INVISTA. Kershaw County is on the move and we are confident this growth will continue as we continue to invest in quality jobs and training for South Carolina’s workforce."
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