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Industrial prospects remain steady
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“I somewhat expected a lull at the end of the year, but that hasn’t been the case,” said Kershaw County Economic Development Director Peggy McLean, referring to the level of business activity experienced toward the end of 2011. The county finished last year with several economic development deals, including receiving a $250,000 infrastructure assistance payment from Fairfield Electric Cooperative and finalizing fee-in-lieu-of-taxes (FILOT) agreements with INVISTA and Southeast Renewable Energy (SRE) totaling $60 million. The investments were viewed as welcomed economic progress by McLean, who was hired as the county’s Economic Development Director in October 2011.