Despite mixed success, EDC secures two-year contract with Horry County Council

With little fanfare, Horry County Council signed off on a two-year contract Tuesday that will pay the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation $2.6 million.

The move was largely a formality. Council members included $1.3 million for the job-recruiting agency in the budget they approved last month. The same amount of taxpayer money will go to the EDC next year.

But the agreement follows the recent resignation of the organization’s CEO Jim Moore, who left after fewer than six months on the job. Some council members have also expressed frustration with the agency’s job creation efforts and two voted against the contract on Tuesday.