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Economic development symposium held in Florence

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - A free community-wide economic development symposium was held in Florence on Monday.

Expert panels gave presentations.

Congressman Tom Rice attended the event at Florence-Darlington Technical College.

He said his goal was to bring together our local leaders to strengthen the economy and bring more jobs to the area.

Rice said another important topic was also brought up.

"We talked about the critical need for infrastructure in this district and the importance to economic development," said Rice.

Leaders from the Grand Strand also attended the event, including Brad Dean, CEO of the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and the assistant director of MYR.

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