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Marlboro County Economic Development Partnership

(843) 479-5626 Telephone         (843) 479-2663 Fax


Executive Director:  J. Ron Munnerlyn, Jr.                     Brandinika Ritter, Administrative Assistant                \





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.

 Partnership Board

Marlboro County Economic Development Partnership Board members are:

Randall Malichi, Chairman                                 Andy Rogers, Vice-Chairman

L. C. English, District 1                                     E. L. "Luke" Johnakin, District 2

Frankie Frazier, Sec/Treas., District 3                 VACANT, District 4

Joan D. Johnakin, District 5                                Gail Bullard, District 6

Keith Cheek, District 7                                      Lorenza McRae, District 8  

William Fleming Jr., Ex-Officio                           Fred Thomas

Bill Jennings                                                   

Stuart Ames, Ex-Officio                                    Jeremy Steen, Ex-Officio                                   

Bobby Brock, Ex Officio                                   Mayor Heath Harpe, Ex-Officio

Dr. Carolyn A. Prince, Council Chair, Ex-Officio           Mayor Joseph Kinney, Ex-Officio

Dr.  John Lane, Acting School Board Superintendent, Ex-Officio                                 

Dr. Kyle Wagner, President, Northeastern Technical College, Ex-Officio


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.  John Lane, Acting 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.