Hartsville chamber awarded grant

COLUMBIA – The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce is one of 14 organizations dividing up $670,000 in total grant awards from the South Carolina Department of Commerce Office of Innovation. The agency announced the awards as part of the Relentless Challenge grant series. With the mission of progressing and supporting technology-based economic development projects, commercialization of new ideas and the next generation of industry-leading companies, the Relentless Challenge targets strategic investments in localized initiatives. “The knowledge economy represents a vital part of South Carolina’s present and future. To ensure our industry partners have access to cutting-edge technology and a high-tech workforce, the continued growth of innovation in S.C. is critical,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “Congratulations to these 14 awardees, and we look forward to all they’ll achieve in the years to come.” Since 2013, the South Carolina Department of Commerce Office of Innovation has awarded more than $7 million in local innovation projects to 41 organizations. Relentless Challenge grants are a pillar of the Office of Innovation, connecting the state’s people-driven ecosystem through resource development to support the business community in its relentless pursuit of transformational ideas. The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce identified its project as Cultivating the Future of Hartsville and the Pee Dee.

Author: Stephan Drew

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