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Letter: Econ dev efforts aren't effective
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According to the Kershaw County Economic Development Office (KCEOD) website, Kershaw County has lost 605 announced jobs and $98.5 million announced in investments since Aug. 2018. In August of this year, the KCEOD website, under “locations and expansions,” claimed 1,010 new jobs and $360.78 million in new investments since 2009. Now, the KCEOD, under “locations and expansions,” claims 405 announced new jobs and $262.28 million in announced new investments, a loss of 605 announced jobs and $98.5 million in announced investments, according to the KCEOD. As a result of my year-long efforts, we now have corrected and more accurate information as to jobs and investments.