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Economic Development

Marlboro County Economic Development PartnershipEconomic Development Partnership

(843) 897-0346 Telephone (843) 479-2663 Fax

Executive Director: Tonny McNeil, Executive Director Marlboro County Economic Development PO Box 653 / 214 East Market Street



Located in northeastern South Carolina, Marlboro County provides business and industry the perfect climate for growth.  Marlboro County is centrally located within two hours from Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington, NC and 90 minutes from Myrtle Beach. Marlboro County is crisscrossed with numerous state and federal highways. 

Sites and Buildings Available

Reliance Trading Building (portion)                           200,000 sq. ft.

JC Breeden Industrial Site                                         100 acres

Spotlight Building                                                       8 acres

O'Tuel Site                                                                 7 acres

Marlboro County Industrial Park                                172 acres

Laney Farm Site                                                        390 acres

Flakeboard South Site                                               50 acres

We can offer industry a vast array of state and local business incentives.  An employment-based incentive is offered that places a moratorium on paying corporate income tax to the state for a period of ten years if 100 or more jobs are created within a period of five (5) years.  This incentive is increased to a 15-year moratorium if 200 or more jobs are created.

Marlboro County Industrial Park Site Certification.

Partnership Executive Board

Marlboro County Economic Development Partnership Executive Board members are:

Andy Rogers, Chairman   (Business and Industry)                                     

Emory Lane, Vice Chairman (Business and Industry)

Justin Dawkins, Sec/Treas. (Marley Electric)

George Webster (Financial, Insurance, Real Estate or Related)

Wes Park (Breeden Inn)

Charles P Midgley Jr. (Council Chair or Designee)

Wilson "Tony" Clyburn (County Administrator)

Dr. Carolyn Prince (Mayor, City of Bennettsville)

William Simon Jr. (Administrator City of Bennettsville)

Fred Thomas (Vice Chair) 

Rene Smith (Marlboro County Resident)

Debora Hardison (Marlboro County Resident)

Anthony Ridges (Marlboro County Resident)



Marlboro County offers an excellent selection of education facilities.  The Marlboro County School District provides public education for approximately 6,700 students.  This consists of 10 elementary and middle schools and one consolidated high school.  A 12 grade private school has operated in Marlboro County since 1968.

Public Schools System

Marlboro County Public School District Office
Dr.  Helene Tillar, Superintendent
122 Broad Street
Bennettsville, SC 29512

(843) 479-4016

  • Kindergarten:  Bennettsville, McColl, Clio
  • Primary:  Bennettsville, Blenheim, Clio, McColl, and Wallace
  • Middle:  Bennettsville, Blenheim, Clio, McColl, and Wallace
  • High:  Bennettsville (Consolidated), Blenheim and Wallace

Private Schools

Marlboro Academy K - 12
(843) 479-6501

 CATT - The Center for Accelerated Technology Training

The center is a program of the South Carolina Technical College System designed to provide tailor-made training to new and expanding industries in South Carolina.CATT provides recruiting assessment, training development, and management and implementation services to customers who are creating new jobs with competitive wages and benefits.  These services are provided through state funds at minimal or no cost and training is developed to meet specific requirements of each customer.  Training may be delivered through pre-employment or on the job activities on the time frames and individual needs of the customer.