County receives infrastructure grant from Black River Electric
by Robert Joseph Baker | January 31, 2016 6:36 am
Last Updated: January 30, 2016 at 10:37 pm
Clarendon County is the recipient of a $50,000 grant which will aid in property acquisitions and infrastructure improvements to the Sallie Alderman Site.
Clarendon County Development Board Executive Director George Kosinski said the Rural Development Act Grant, given by Black River Electric Cooperative, will be used for property acquisitions and infrastructure improvements to the future industrial park, which sits on 180 acres of land at U.S. 521 and Interstate 95 in Alcolu.
“In order to stand out against global competition as a community, we must make sure we have available product,” Kosinski said. “This grant will not only allow us to further improve our industrial park, but it will allow us to ensure we stand ready. Together, we can and will make a difference.”
Clarendon County Council Chairman Dwight Stewart said he is grateful for the continued support of companies like Black River Electric Cooperative.
“We have always known that Clarendon County is a great place for businesses to locate because of our pro-business climate and Black River Electric Cooperative believes in our recruitment and retention efforts as well,” Stewart said. “We thank them for their continued support.”
Operating in Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties, BREC is one of 20 cooperatives in South Carolina that serve more than 500,000 customers across 70 percent of the state.
“Black River Electric Cooperative is proud to be a part of this county and we are grateful to be in a position to take advantage of the S.C. Rural Development Act,” said BREC CEO Charlie Allen. “Economic Development is important to all of us and we are excited to partner with Clarendon County.”