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South Carolina’s electric cooperatives are working together to help boost economic development in the Palmetto State.  That’s what Capital Rotarians heard from Jamie Frost at their Zoom meeting May 20.  Frost is senior vice president of community preparedness for the SC Power Team, a nonprofit set up in 1988.  It serves 20 co-ops across two-thirds of the state seeking more industry and commerce, especially in rural areas.  The Power Team offers project management, retention and expansion of existing businesses, utility rate incentives, funds to help prepare industrial sites and infrastructure, an annual economic development review, training and strategic planning.  Over the past six years, co-op and Power Team efforts were key for attraction and expansion of companies investing more than $6.4 billion and creating 30,000 jobs in the state.  Frost joined the team in 2017 after working for a consulting engineers’ firm.  He’s a graduate of the University of South Carolina, completed the Leadership South Carolina program, Class of 2019, and is City of Columbia Planning Commission member.  

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