The Santee-Lynches Regional Development Corporation was established in 1983 as a 501(c)(6) tax exempt entity to further economic development and quality of life for Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Sumter Counties.  The principal objective of the Corporation is to benefit the region by nurturing an increase in employment opportunities through the expansion of existing business and industry, the attraction of new business and industry and those activities directly related to tax based growth.  A secondary purpose of the Corporation is to promote and assist in the development of residential housing in the jurisdictions served by the Corporation.