Goodwill Industries projects in five South Carolina counties will benefit from funding from more than $18 million in South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA) tax-exempt bonds.
The projects, headed by Palmetto Goodwill, are located in Charleston, Dorchester, Florence, Horry and Orangeburg counties.
“These tax-exempt bonds will help us retain the 235 people who work for this agency, including our retail areas, goods processing operations and job training centers," Palmetto Goodwill's CFO John Conklin said. "The less we have to pay for financing, the more we can serve these critical needs.”
Goodwill employees in the Lowcountry region are encouraged to support their community by participating in charitable causes.
“Our team was honored to have some role in helping advance this work,” Jeremy Cook, bond counsel with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A., in Charleston, said.
JEDA Executive Director Harry Huntley agreed. “Everyone knows the great things Goodwill does, and we’re happy to once again be able to facilitate advantageous financing for this esteemed organization,” he said.
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