The City of North Myrtle Beach, home of "The Shag," is located along a nine-mile stretch of the Atlantic Ocean coastline in the northeastern section of South Carolina. North Myrtle Beach was formed in 1968 when four small beach towns, Cherry Grove, Ocean Drive, Crescent Beach, and Windy Hill Beach consolidated into one community. The City operates under a council-manager form of government and provides its citizens with a variety of municipal services, including police and fire protection, water and sewer, sanitation service, and recreational facilities.
For more information, visit www.n-myrtle-beach.sc.us/.
Since 1989, the Coastal Conservation League has been working with communities, businesses, other conservation and citizen groups, and people like you, to protect what they love about the South Carolina coast. From the white sand beaches and pristine marshes to the freshwater swamps and pine savannahs, they focus on the most efficient and effective ways to protect natural habitats, the wildlife that depends on them, and the variety of benefits they bring to this state. They also believe that the communities we live in, the air we breathe, and the water we depend upon are important, and that our quality of life deserves the same high level of attention. At the Coastal Conservation League, they are defined not by a single project they work against or advocate for, but by the future they work toward.
For more information, visit coastalconservationleague.org/.
Assembling a platform for research and development in alternative energy, the North Strand Coastal Wind Team seeks to attract innovators and entrepreneurs in the field to participate in a new and growing economic cluster in South Carolina. The City of North Myrtle Beach has committed itself to becoming a Demonstration City in the area of alternative energy. North Myrtle Beach has ideal conditions for electrical generation from the wind and the sun. The energy produced will be aggregated with other rooftop producers to provide single marketable units of electrical power. These units of power can be sold via energy credits or net metering to Santee Cooper.
- It is a basis for earning marketable carbon credits.
- The aggregate tap system enables rapid innovation to reach the grid immediately.
- It brings a competitive advantage for South Carolina on the world stage of alternative energy product development.
- It provides jobs.
For more information, visit northstrandcoastalwindteam.org/.
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The South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium is a state agency that, through a program of research, education, extension, and training, enhances economic opportunities and conservation of coastal and marine resources for South Carolina citizens.
For more information, visit www.scseagrant.org/.
The Company builds new railroad freight cars in its three manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Mexico and marine barges at its U.S. facility. It also repairs and refurbishes freight cars and provides wheels and railcar parts at 38 locations across North America. Greenbrier builds new railroad freight cars and refurbishes freight cars for the European market through both its operations in Poland and various subcontractor facilities throughout Europe. Greenbrier owns approximately 8,000 railcars, and performs management services for approximately 225,000 railcars.
For more information, visit www.gbrx.com/.
The Virginia Offshore Wind Coalition gives stakeholders such as developers, supply chain businesses, service industries, government entities, organizations and individuals interested in the development and promotion of the offshore wind industry in Virginia a united voice and a vehicle to create an atmosphere in which progress for this clean, renewable energy can progress rapidly in the Commonwealth. Proactive steps must be taken to bring this industry here with all its environmental and vast economic benefits. The VOW Coalition is the tool to bring about this opportunity in Virginia.
For more information, visit www.vowcoalition.org.