The Greenville Tech Foundation Receives $26,500 Gift from Strategic Development Group to Support Manufacturing Scholarships.

The Greenville Tech Foundation is pleased to announce the generous support of Strategic Development Group (SDG), with donations of $12,000 in 2023 and $14,500 in 2024. The funds will be utilized for scholarships aimed at supporting Greenville Technical College students pursuing an education in manufacturing.

SDG, a corporate site selection and incentive negotiation firm specializing in helping companies find and develop new locations, has a strong track record of success in the manufacturing sector. Committed to supporting the development of a skilled workforce in the Greenville area, SDG aims to pave the way for success and contribute to the growth of the local manufacturing industry.

The strategic gift from SDG will provide financial assistance to students enrolled in Mechatronics, CNC Machining, Machine Tool Technology, and the Bachelor of Applied Science in Advanced Manufacturing Technology programs. By supporting these students, SDG is playing a crucial role in meeting the critical need for skilled workers in the manufacturing sector.

“Our clients tell us every day that finding well-trained employees is the number one factor in identifying a suitable location for their manufacturing facility.  We know the how important it is for communities to have access to excellent training programs and facilities like Greenville Tech’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation.  We are so pleased to help people in our own community access these training opportunities, learn new skills, find challenging and meaningful work, and improve their quality of life.”- Jeannette T. Goldsmith, Vice President.

The Greenville Technical College Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) is renowned for its comprehensive programs that equip students with the necessary knowledge and tools for success in advanced manufacturing careers. Their innovative curriculum incorporates integrated, project-based learning experiences specifically designed to simulate real-world scenarios.

“We are grateful to Strategic Development Group for their generous gift to our manufacturing students,” said Ann Wright, vice president for advancement with the Greenville Tech Foundation. “This gift will help to ensure that our students have the resources they need to succeed in their studies and prepare for careers in high-demand manufacturing jobs.”

The Greenville Tech Foundation extends its deepest appreciation to SDG for their commitment to empowering students and driving the growth of the manufacturing industry in the Greenville area through their generous donations. With SDG’s continued support, Greenville Technical College remains dedicated to providing exceptional educational opportunities for students pursuing careers in Manufacturing.

About Greenville Tech Foundation

Founded in 1973, the Greenville Tech Foundation provides resources to both Greenville Technical College and its students through fundraising, collaborative partnerships, and innovative programs. Driven by the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to pursue their dreams in higher education, charitable contributions from business and industry, foundations, organizations, and individuals support needs that are unmet by state and local funding sources. By expanding access to education, the Foundation ignites personal transformation and contributes to the economic vitality of our region. Learn more at

Strategic Development Group

Our experienced team of site selection experts identifies optimum locations, maximizes the value of incentives, and minimizes risk for companies across a wide range of industries. With over 50 years of combined experience, we leverage our extensive network and knowledge to develop innovative solutions tailored to our clients.  We believe that community is the building block of successful businesses. The health of every future workforce depends on what we do to make a difference for the youth of today. Corporate social responsibility is at the core of our business culture. We support organizations that enhance quality of life, especially for our youth, so that they have access to the tools they need to compete and succeed in tomorrow’s workforce.

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