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October is National Manufacturing Month, and Sumter County recognized the importance of manufacturing in our local economy with a proclamation at the September 22, 2020 Board of County Commissioners meeting.
According to the Sumter County Office of the Small Business Development Center, Sumter County has nearly 250 manufacturing firms, as demonstrated in a report compiled from the Reference USA, Simply Analytics, and Mergent Intellect business databases. These firms, large and small, produce a diverse array of products right here in our community.
EMSI Analytics estimates these firms employ approximately 1,300 workers with average earnings per job of $67,282.00.
The Board of County Commissioners commends and supports this important, targeted industry, and organizations involved in advocacy and support of educational and career advancement opportunities for our residents in the manufacturing sector.
For additional information, please visit www.sumterbusiness.com.