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51 new manufacturing jobs coming to Horry County

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, or EDC, made a jobs announcement Wednesday morning.

CEO Brad Lofton spoke to the corporation's executive committee and announced a signed performance agreement has been made. Lofton said this news will bring in 51 new jobs into Horry County.

According to Brandon Session, the Director of Development, the Northeast-based manufacturing company will be locating its corporate headquarters to Horry County.

The exact location of the company isn't being disclosed, but Session said it will be west of the Intra Coastal Waterway.

The name of the company and what exactly they produce is also under wraps, according to Session, until the final paperwork on the property is complete.

Session did confirm the company owners have purchased a personal residence in the county.

The formal announcement of the company will be given in the next 30 to 90 days.

Felicia Brooks is a Conway resident who has been unemployed for six months now. Brooks said having jobs come into the area is something we need.

Brooks said there are "a lot of people are out of work and we need it, we need the money."

Clifton Rowell is a student at Horry County Technical College and he agrees with Brooks, saying, "anytime you can add jobs to a community, it can't hurt."

Session did add there are several prospective companies look into Horry County to relocate.

"We want to protect the confidentiality of all these projects but we have a lot of great things we hope to have announce in the next coming 90 days to six months," Session said.

The EDC claims they've helped to add more than 600 jobs into the regional since January 2012.

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