MPD Electric Cooperative gives $100K to Darlington County Economic Development

Pictured left to right: Darlington County Council Chairman Bobby Hudson, Darlington County Deputy Economic Development Director Bobby
Kilgo, and MPD Electric’s Jeff Singletary. CONTRIBUTSED PHOTO

MPD Electric Cooperative is pleased to present Darlington County with a $100,000 grant toward economic development. The funding is specifically focused on continued development of the county-owned industrial park at Interstate 20.

Since 2020, when newly formed MPD Electric began, the cooperative has given over $2 million to the 7-county territory it serves to assist with the recruitment of industry, jobs, and tax revenue in collaboration with local and state officials.

MPD Electric Cooperative, and our founding cooperatives, has long been committed to economic development and job creation throughout the seven counties we serve,” said William Fleming, president and CEO. “We are proud to continue that commitment with this investment.”

Economic development is directly tied to increased per capita income for the citizens of our community,” said Senator Gerald Malloy. “I want to thank MPD Electric Cooperative for their commitment to making our county a better place to raise families.”

Darlington County is honored to accept this $100,000 grant from MPD Electric. With this grant, MPD Electric is partnering with Darlington County in the ongoing improvements and development of the I-20 Industrial Park site for future growth in the county,” said Bobby Hudson, chairman of the Darlington County Council.

MPD believes in giving back to the community and will continue its regional focus on company-owned or county-owned industrial parks.

MPD Electric Cooperative was formed in 2020 through the merger of Marlboro Electric Cooperative and Pee Dee Electric Cooperative with the goal of creating joint economic benefits, long-term efficiencies and overall improved service for members residing in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Lee, Marion, and Marlboro Counties.

Author: Stephan Drew

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