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Welcome to Florence County Progress, Inc., (Progress) the private sector arm of the Florence County (SC) Economic Development Partnership. Progress was created in the early 1980's by business leaders throughout the county to provide private sector support and leadership to our publicly funded economic development program. Progress' mission is clear… to promote, implement and support activities designed to improve the economic development of Florence County and to maintain a quality climate for business and industry.
Progress is a not-for-profit corporation made up of more than 200 members, ranging from multi-national corporations to retired business executives. Progress' annual revenues exceed $350,000, most of which are funneled to the Florence County Economic Development Partnership for program delivery. These programs include the Partnership's outreach marketing efforts, existing business and industry services and economic development ally relations. No Progress funds are utilized for Partnership overhead. Thanks to Progress, the Partnership enjoys the highest level of private sector funding per capita of any local economic development organization in South Carolina.
We thank all of our Progress members for helping us build one of the best county economic development agencies in the nation. Our main objective for this web site is to keep our members informed of Progress and Partnership events and programs and to provide an easy mechanism for communicating with us your ideas, suggestions and concerns about economic development in the county. We also encourage all Progress members to utilize the products and services of their fellow members whenever possible. Keeping your money in our community goes a long way in helping us continue our economic development momentum and in building a sustainable economy for a better future for all our citizens.