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It made international headlines when Continental Tire The Americas chose Sumter as the site of …
Located in the center of South Carolina, Sumter is a 90-minute drive to sunny beaches and a three hour drive to Blue Ridge Mountains. It is home to Shaw Air Force Base, a big supporter of the local economy, and enjoys a thriving downtown core. Tourism is big business in Sumter -- more than 900,000 visitors come here each year.