Marvin Moss spent his last day in the office of the Laurens County Development Corporation on Wednesday and his retirement lasted three days. Now, Moss leads the Clinton Economic Development office.
He officially retired on Dec. 31 as executive director of the LCDC but immediately began a new part-time position as the economic development manager for the City of Clinton, that became effective January 4, 2016.
Moss said he was approached several months ago by Clinton mayor Bob McLean and City Manager Frank Stovall about overseeing their economic development.
“I didn’t want to be 100 percent retired,” said Moss. “It’s four miles down the road and it’s a great opportunity.”
Moss said that his responsibilities with the City of Clinton will include product development, spec building development along with developing a website and a social media presence.
“I’ll be doing a lot of the same things I did with LCDC,” said Moss.
Moss has been a national leader in economic development since he began working with the LCDC. South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt recently presented Moss with the first-ever Secretary’s Award for Economic Development. The award was given to Moss for his contributions to economic development in Laurens County and the State of South Carolina.