Project awarded to expand water and sewer service to assist in the development of the Venture Park, a publically owned park that is currently not served with water and sewer. The park, which is marketed for light industrial use, has 81 acres of available land and could site up to five companies. Colleton County has received funding from the US Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration to assist with the costs of the project. The immediate availability of the infrastructure improvements will make the park more marketable to companies that wish to have a presence in Colleton County. Since the grant was awarded, two companies have announced plans to locate in the park and will create a combined 130 new jobs.