- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Business leaders are considering building an industrial park near North Myrtle Beach.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported (https://bit.ly/1OcoboP) that local officials have been looking at locations near state Highway 22.

Marc Jordan with the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce said now is the time to build the park. He says if organizers don’t act soon, development will push any potential locations 30 miles away.

The chamber has been working for some time to diversify the area’s tourism-heavy economy.

Jordan says the chamber does not want to see smokestacks in the area. Local leaders hope to attract research and development firms and light manufacturing.

Horry County already has a handful of public industrial parks, including the still empty 400-acre International Technology and Aerospace Park in Myrtle Beach.

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Information from: The Sun News, https://www.thesunnews.com/


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