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August 30, 2016

Consultant lauds region's attributes

Today in Florence, the North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA) – a nine county regional economic development organization – hosted site selector Chris Schastok. 

Schastok, a veteran of the economic development world with more than 14 years of experience, is the vice president of CBRE’s Chicago Occupier Practice Group and specializes in economic incentives. 

Appraising the region, Schastok said there are a number of great advantages it has over other areas, including the emphasis on workforce training. 

Existing infrastructure and utilities are some of the region’s greatest assets according to Schastok. 

For more information, email NESA at

The North Eastern Strategic Alliance is a regional economic development organization that serves a nine-county region in the northeast corner of South Carolina.

NESA’s primary objective is to significantly enhance the quality of life for residents of the region by creating additional jobs and capital investment within the existing industry base, recruiting new companies and expanding tourism-related development.

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