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Rutherford tapped as new Rock Hill Economic Development Corp. Chair

After two years as chairman of the Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation, Andy Shene exits his post — while new chair Greg Rutherford says he’ll be filling some incredibly large shoes.

Thursday night, Rutherford took over as head of the city’s economic development group on the cusp of a number of projects set to get underway under his leadership.

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Rutherford is the president of York Technical College in Rock Hill.

Rutherford said his experience in higher education and workforce development will be a great asset to Rock Hill’s Knowledge Park and will include a heavy focus on bringing more jobs to the city’s downtown corridor.

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And since he first moved to Rock Hill nearly seven years ago, Rutherford said he has always believed there was great potential for the city’s downtown core.

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In the next two years, projects like 139 Main — a new apartment complex, the Old Town East office complex and the new Knowledge Park are set to start construction — and in some cases open for business.

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