We are now partnered with Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development!
We are excited to announce that Seaside Trucking has partnered with Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development!
WHY IS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IMPORTANT?
No matter where you live in the U.S., there’s a common challenge – a four-letter word that communities are facing today: JOBS. It’s a challenge that is especially critical here in Myrtle Beach and Horry County, where the unemployment rate is about 6.9%. That’s an existing workforce, along with the thousands of young men and women that graduate each year from our nationally recognized public school system, Coastal Carolina University, and Horry Georgetown Technical College. We invest in these young men and women and, unfortunately, too often see them leave our community for places of “better opportunity.”
Not if we have anything to say about it. It’s crucial for our leadership to create jobs and opportunities right here on the Grand Strand. And it takes an aggressive team of people focused full-time on economic development to recruit companies that will invest here and provide those employment opportunities.
That’s where we at the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation (MBREDC) come in. Job creation is far and away our biggest obligation. Though tourism will continue to be our largest economic engine, providing jobs in manufacturing, aerospace, technology and other areas will provide the community with economic diversification. Good economic development will create year-round stable jobs, and strengthen and insulate the economy. It will also provide tax revenues for our school system, county and municipal governments that will allow more resources for education, fire, police and other services. The more tax revenue paid by industry allows for less tax liability for homeowners across Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand.