Economic Development Partnership

Economic Development Partnership The Economic Development Partnership is a non-profit public-private development corporation focused solely on serving the needs of new and existing businesses in the Aiken, Edgefield, McCormick, and Saluda region of South Carolina.

Two towns in the EDP Region were recently highlighted in South Carolina's 20 Safest Cities. Edgefield was ranked the 6th...
05/28/2020
South Carolina's 20 Safest Cities of 2020 | SafeWise

Two towns in the EDP Region were recently highlighted in South Carolina's 20 Safest Cities. Edgefield was ranked the 6th safest and Saluda came in at #18. The City of North Augusta was just outside the top 20, coming in at 21st.

Find out which cities are the safest in South Carolina based on the FBI’s most recent data on violent crimes and property crimes. See if your city made the list!

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05/28/2020

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Economic Development Partnership
05/28/2020

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Thankful for industries in our region that give back like @PalmettoGourmetFoods! #edpsc #FoodProduction #SaludaSC
05/21/2020

Thankful for industries in our region that give back like @PalmettoGourmetFoods! #edpsc #FoodProduction #SaludaSC

A #ThousandThanks to the #COVID #Healthcareworkers @AugustaUniversityHealth - we are on our way with a Thousand cups of our #MadeinUSA @RamenExpress noodles! #AUHealthAdvantage #AUMC #Augusta #COVID #COVID19 #ThousandThanks #RamenExpress #HealthcareHeroes #AugustaUniversity

What's cooking in Saluda?? Ramen Express! Click below to learn more about @PalmettoGourmetFoods: “In March and April, we...
05/06/2020
Local ramen noodle company ramps up to meet nationwide demand, hiring workers

What's cooking in Saluda?? Ramen Express!
Click below to learn more about @PalmettoGourmetFoods:

“In March and April, we served over 3 million meals and production continues to ramp up requiring us to hire more employees, which is great for the community and local economy,” Sal Tortora, Director of Operations said, in the release.
#ramennoodles #palmettogourmet #SaludaSC #EconDevWeek

In less than a year, Palmetto Gourmet Foods has turned around a noodle production facility in Saluda to the point where today, more employees are needed to keep up with growing demand.

This is Economic Development Week and we are very excited to see one of our local companies, Carolina CoverTech, respond...
05/05/2020
North Augusta manufacturer starts making hospital gowns

This is Economic Development Week and we are very excited to see one of our local companies, Carolina CoverTech, responding to a critical need. We have been quietly helping them locate material, and navigate approval channels. #manufacturingworks #econdev

A North Augusta manufacturer is helping offset the shortage of disposable isolation gowns.

Fun fact: EDP Board Member Sharon Wall is also part of the JDLH Team! Both JDLH and EDP are fortunate to have Dr. Sharon...
04/21/2020

Fun fact: EDP Board Member Sharon Wall is also part of the JDLH Team! Both JDLH and EDP are fortunate to have Dr. Sharon Wall.

Each week we feature members of our #JDLH team. We hope you are enjoying learning more about us!

Meet our Interim President, Dr. Sharon Wall! Dr. Wall began her teaching career in her home district, Edgefield, and worked there for 34 years, rising through the ranks from teacher to Superintendent. She has also served as interim superintendent in Abbeville County and Greenwood School District 52.

🚨Unemployment Insurance Information🚨If you or someone you know is: self-employed, 1099, church employee, gig worker, or ...
04/10/2020

🚨Unemployment Insurance Information🚨

If you or someone you know is: self-employed, 1099, church employee, gig worker, or a contractor and have been denied UI benefits see below:

If you're wondering why we've encouraged self-employed, 1099, church employees, gig workers, and contractors to apply and you're denied normal UI benefits, we've done this so we can capture you in the system and retroactively pay out federal benefits when they're available.

You will receive email, text or call explaining the next steps.
See below:

Hiring now for all positions! Palmetto Gourmet foods is working hard to meet essential demand, contact them to join thei...
04/09/2020

Hiring now for all positions! Palmetto Gourmet foods is working hard to meet essential demand, contact them to join their team! #edpsc #ManufacturingWorks #nowhiring

This was not a new issue, but certainly has become the proverbial elephant in the room during the COVID-19 crisis. We wi...
04/07/2020
Editorial: As we keep our distance, internet access becomes more vital than ever

This was not a new issue, but certainly has become the proverbial elephant in the room during the COVID-19 crisis. We will continue to strongly push this for this to no longer be an issue. This is an economic development, educational and quality of life issue!
https://tinyurl.com/upvx34y

South Carolina is looking at a host of options to improve internet service in its rural areas. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown just how important it is to do just

Kimberly Clark in Beech Island has been working around the clock to keep shelves stocked! Thankful for all of our neighb...
04/04/2020

Kimberly Clark in Beech Island has been working around the clock to keep shelves stocked! Thankful for all of our neighbors and friends working at KC! #ManufacturingWorks #edpsc

Our Beech Island, South Carolina plant has been working around the clock to safely produce Huggies® diapers to help replenish the shelves. The team shown here has 83 combined years of experience making Huggies® diapers. We are so proud of their commitment to quality in support of helping babies thrive. #TeamHuggies #WeAreKC #Helpinghugs

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04/02/2020

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04/02/2020

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03/24/2020

Now Hiring: Palmetto Gourmet Foods in Saluda

Currently, Palmetto Gourmet Foods is looking for skilled employees in the following areas:

• Customer Service (Experience with dealing with handling Purchase Orders with direct Customer contact, Shipping & Trucking issues, handling complaints. Pleasant phone voice)
• Production Planning and Scheduler (Experience with ERP [Enterprise Resource Planning] Platforms and Microsoft Office 365)
• Machine Operators (Experience in operating production machines or packaging machines)
• Maintenance (Maintenance experience)
• Supervisors (Supervisory or Manager Experience)

If you or someone you know is interested contact Roy Wills, Human Resources/Safety Manager at [email protected], or call the plant at 864-445-6000.

A great company who has spent the last 22 years giving back to our region! Stepping up yet again!#Bridgestone
03/23/2020

A great company who has spent the last 22 years giving back to our region! Stepping up yet again!#Bridgestone

More masks! This time from PSR Bridgestone in Aiken, who dropped off 200 N95 masks. Our staff is incredibly thankful, and if anyone has N95 masks they can donate to the cause, please drop them off with security at the front of University Hospital. You are all making a difference!

If you are out of work due to the impacts of COVID-19, Amick Farms is hiring. All the information you need is below.
03/23/2020

If you are out of work due to the impacts of COVID-19, Amick Farms is hiring. All the information you need is below.

WE ARE HIRING!

To become an Amick Farms Team Member, click the below link to apply online. Once your application is processed, we will contact you to schedule a telephone interview.
https://apply.jobappnetwork.com/amick

03/19/2020

If you own a restaurant or know someone that does and are willing to work with our manufacturers in Aiken, Edgefield, Saluda or McCormick County with orders/deliveries of lunch please message me.

03/16/2020

The next several weeks will be interesting for our region. Please use discretion if you must venture out, be extra diligent about hand washing, take only what you need and especially be kind to others. We are here to help our region get through this crisis and come back stronger than ever. #econdev #flattenthecurve #goawaycorona

This is great news for the Jackson area: residents will now have access to fresh produce, meats, and other items without...
03/12/2020
Jackson woman opens 'old-timey' grocery market in Aiken County food desert

This is great news for the Jackson area: residents will now have access to fresh produce, meats, and other items without lengthy trips to Aiken or North Augusta, all thanks to Jackson local, Patty Bange.

Jackson native Patty Bange knows how difficult it is to live in the heart of a food desert.

Headquartered in Aiken, AGY is the sole producer of S-2 glass fiber and produces high performance glass fiber yarn that ...
03/09/2020

Headquartered in Aiken, AGY is the sole producer of S-2 glass fiber and produces high performance glass fiber yarn that is used worldwide. #ManufacturingMonday #edpsc

EDP is proud to recognize the accomplishment of one of our valued board members, Bill McGhee. "For restoring historic ho...
03/04/2020
McGhees honored for lifetime achievement in historic preservation

EDP is proud to recognize the accomplishment of one of our valued board members, Bill McGhee. "For restoring historic homes in Aiken's Northside neighborhoods, Bill and Beatrice McGhee received the second Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday afternoon from the Historic Aiken Foundation." #edpsc
https://www.aikenstandard.com/news/mcghee-honored-for-lifetime-achievement-in-historic-preservation/article_58227f96-5be6-11ea-8f1c-c37fbf16e4f5.html

For restoring historic homes in Aiken's Northside neighborhoods, Bill and Beatrice McGhee received the second Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday afternoon from the Historic Aiken Foundation.

Palmetto Gourmet Foods hiring event tomorrow from 10am to 1pm! #edpsc #hiringevent #scjobs
03/03/2020

Palmetto Gourmet Foods hiring event tomorrow from 10am to 1pm! #edpsc #hiringevent #scjobs

Palmetto Gourmet Foods hiring event tomorrow from 10am to 1pm! #edpsc #hiringevent #scjobs
03/03/2020

Palmetto Gourmet Foods hiring event tomorrow from 10am to 1pm! #edpsc #hiringevent #scjobs

Oysters are rich in Vitamins A, C, D, and B-12, which is well-known to help people lose weight and sharpen their memory....
02/28/2020

Oysters are rich in Vitamins A, C, D, and B-12, which is well-known to help people lose weight and sharpen their memory. A big thanks to JC's Seafood for providing these nutritious (and delicious) bivalves and to Stable View for their help in making EDP's Oyster Roast and Industry Toast a big success! #FunFactFriday #edpsc

USC Aiken is offering Corporate Training Workshops, sign up today! #edpsc #neverstoplearning #corporatetraining
02/24/2020

USC Aiken is offering Corporate Training Workshops, sign up today! #edpsc #neverstoplearning #corporatetraining

Palmetto Gourmet Foods hiring event tomorrow from 10am to 1pm! #manufacturingmonday #scjustright #edpsc
02/24/2020

Palmetto Gourmet Foods hiring event tomorrow from 10am to 1pm! #manufacturingmonday #scjustright #edpsc

Registration deadlines are approaching for these programs offered by USC Aiken; don't forget to sign up! #edpsc #workfor...
02/19/2020

Registration deadlines are approaching for these programs offered by USC Aiken; don't forget to sign up! #edpsc #workforcewednesday #neverstoplearning #projectmanagement #workforcetraining #safetymanagement

02/18/2020

Don't forget! The Aiken Standard Career Expo is today from 3pm to 7pm at Newberry Hall. For more information, email [email protected] or call 803-644-2377.

#ManufacturingMonday spotlight is on US Fibers and their commitment to using 100% recycled materials for their products....
02/17/2020

#ManufacturingMonday spotlight is on US Fibers and their commitment to using 100% recycled materials for their products. Check out US Fibers located in County of Edgefield #edpsc #recycle

Did you know Valentine’s day is named after Saint Valentine? He performed marriages in secret for young lovers due to th...
02/14/2020

Did you know Valentine’s day is named after Saint Valentine? He performed marriages in secret for young lovers due to them being banned at the time in Rome. #funfactfriday #edpsc

This course will give you the tools to prepare you for the Project Management  Professional Certification Exam. Registra...
02/12/2020

This course will give you the tools to prepare you for the Project Management Professional Certification Exam. Registration ends Feb 28th, reserve your spot today! #edpsc #neverstoplearning #projectmanagement

We are working hard planning our region’s future.
02/12/2020

We are working hard planning our region’s future.

Fun Fact Friday! Palmetto Golf Club Aiken County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Aiken County Historical Museum #edpsc #f...
01/31/2020

Fun Fact Friday! Palmetto Golf Club Aiken County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Aiken County Historical Museum #edpsc #funfactfriday #aikensc

Address

471 University Pkwy
Aiken, SC
29801

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(803) 641-3300

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