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Dorchester Co. prepares for growth in St. George

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ST GEORGE, SC - Officials in the town of St. George are planning for the future growth of Dorchester County.

Economic officials there say the town is economically viable, and they are working to restore the area..to attract residents and big industry.

Manufacturer, Comact USA, moved their facility to St. George earlier this year.. county officials say they hope other industries will follow suit.

Town officials say over the past 50 years, the town has died.

They say that’s due to I-95 opening and businesses relocating out of town and closer to the interstate back in the 50’s.

Economic officials say that is also the reason they believe the town is economically viable, now.

They say as Charleston growth continues up I-26, the town, with its close proximity to I-95 and I-26, can withstand the growth.

Town officials have deemed themselves “Team St. George” and are revitalizing the town in stages. First up, a farmer’s market for the community to come together.

Jennifer Quattlebaum, Farmer’s Market Mgr. “We felt like the purpose of this market was good, because not only would it be a place for the community to come, once a week, but it’s also important because Dorchester County has such a strong agricultural base,  start with the agricultural community and then we will go from there.

Next up, for Team St. George….they will revitalize the buildings downtown, they hope that project will attract businesses and tourists.

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