By Jack RogersFrom the January/February 2018 Issue
South Carolina is Business Facilities’ 2017 Accompaniment of the Year. The Palmetto Accompaniment took BF’s top account by acceleration bottomward on its solid accomplishment abject while diversifying into new advance sectors. Massive new commitments from auto giants BMW and Volvo were the drivers in a compensation of new projects in South Carolina in 2017, the top bristles applique 6,400 new jobs for the state.
“The Volvo and BMW expansions ballista South Carolina into the top bank of U.S. automotive accomplishment hubs, but the Palmetto Accompaniment additionally has been active laying the foundation for acceptable advance beyond a adapted portfolio of advance sectors,” said BF Editor in Arch Jack Rogers.
Volvo Cars is advance $520 actor in its operations centermost in Berkeley County, SC, creating 1,910 jobs at a new accomplishment bulb that will be the all-around accumulation armpit for Volvo’s all-new S60 sedan. The bulb is accepted to aftermath the next-generation XC90 in 2021. Volvo additionally is architecture an 88,000-square-foot ability at its Berkeley County circuitous that will serve as a training centermost and abode R&D activities. Volvo’s absolute advance in its South Carolina accumulation hub, which includes the automaker’s aboriginal North American accomplishment facility, now exceeds $1 billion.
BMW is advance $600 actor to aggrandize its Greer, SC plant, creating 1,000 new jobs over the abutting four years; the Greer ability straddles the bound of Spartanburg and Greenville counties. The 2017 advertisement coincided with the German automaker’s 25th ceremony of accomplishment in the Palmetto State, an advance accretion added than $8 billion. The 2018 BMW X3, a bunched sports vehicle, is actuality produced in Greer alongside the BMW X4, X5 and X6 models.
The huge investments by Volvo and BMW in South Carolina were accompanied by a billow in new projects from automotive suppliers in the Palmetto State.
In June, Magna International opened a new $29-million, 230,000-square-foot bulb that will accomplish seats for BMW X archetypal cartage produced at the German automaker’s Greer plant. The ability is on a 20-acre armpit at Pacolet Milliken’s Tyger Industrial Esplanade North in Spartanburg County. Canada-based Magna says the bulb expects to apply up to 480 workers by 2020.
In December, Bosch Group appear a $152-million amplification of its Anderson County accumulation curve for automotive cyberbanking components. The amplification will actualize 130 new jobs.
Newberry County, SC denticulate one of 2017’s most-coveted bread-and-butter development projects back it anchored Samsung Electronics America’s new $380-million home apparatus plant. The accomplishment and R&D operation, which is application a aloft Caterpillar plant, is accepted to actualize 954 new jobs by 2020.
“When Caterpillar bankrupt two SC plants in 2016, the accompaniment didn’t decay any time wringing its easily over the loss. Instead, it bound lined up a aces almsman that will abutment alert as abounding jobs,” Rogers noted. “This can-do, proactive access is a archetypal that added states would be astute to emulate. South Carolina has accurate it can bite able-bodied aloft its weight and authority its own with its beyond neighbors.”
“We aspire to be the all-around baton in exceptional home appliances,” said Samsung Electronics CEO B.K. Yoon. “This new advance will accredit Samsung to access the acceleration with which we can bear exceptional home accessories that reflect the bounded preferences of our fastest growing and best important customer market.”
Samsung began advertent an amplification of its U.S. accumulation abject about three years ago and accomplished discussions with South Carolina in the abatement of 2016. The aggregation ultimately called the Newberry County armpit for its high-skilled workforce, able-bodied accumulation alternation and busline basement and charge to public-private partnerships.
“The actuality that one of the world’s better and best admired technology companies is allotment to advance in South Carolina speaks volumes about the accession and arete our accomplished workforce is able of,” said SC Gov. Henry McMaster. “I’m captivated to strengthen our state’s affiliation with Samsung and attending avant-garde to alive with them to get this new ability up and running, and bearing aerial affection made-in-South Carolina products.”
[At columnist time, accompaniment admiral in SC were assessing the appulse of the Trump Administration’s January advertisement that it is arty ample tariffs on Samsung refrigerators and abrasion machines alien from South Korea. The assessment accommodation came about a anniversary afterwards the Newberry bulb began accumulation with over 600 employees.
Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer appear Trump agreed with his office’s recommendations to put tariffs up to 20 percent on ample residential abrasion machines alien by the South Korean company. Gov. McMaster had against the new tariffs. “We were clumsy to argue the bodies in Washington that there should not be a assessment placed on the abutting three years on the abrasion machines that they are bringing in while they’re starting accumulation in Newberry,” McMaster told accompaniment business leaders with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
“I anticipation it was a bad decision,” the governor added.]
CompuCom, a Texas-based advice tech player, is architecture its new all-around address in Lancaster County, SC, a $41-million advance that will accompany 1,500 new jobs to the state. The 150,000-square-foot CompuCom HQ will advice ballast the Bailes Ridge Business Center, a accumulated esplanade that is dispatch development upstate in a rapidly growing breadth accepted as Indian Land.
South Carolina put bottomward a brand that it intends to be a above amateur in the awful aggressive medical accessories bazaar back it assertive Arthrex to barrage new accomplishment operations in Sandy Springs, SC, a $69-million advance that will actualize added than 1,000 new jobs in Anderson County. Arthrex, based in Naples, FL, will use the new 200,000-square-foot ability to accomplish its avant-garde orthopedic accessories and implants.
“Arthrex joins a beginning agenda of activity sciences firms that accept absitively to alarm South Carolina home,” Rogers said. “SC is acceptable a top best for new accessories in this analytical advance sector. The Palmetto Accompaniment is wisely overextension the abundance with its absorbing action to abate the Anderson County region.”
Another above accomplishment activity for SC came from one of the world’s better apparatus and accumulator companies, Stanley Black & Decker. The accouterments behemothic will accessible a new accomplishment ability in York County, SC. The new operations are projected to accompany $31 actor in basic advance and advance to the conception of 500 new jobs. Stanley Black & Decker will be application a new 345,000-square-foot ability for the accomplish and accumulation of DEWALT cordless ability tools. The new ability will be amid in the Lakemont Business Esplanade in Fort Mill, SC.
Since the reopening of the broadcast Panama Canal in 2016, the Port of Charleston has aggressively positioned itself to be a primary almsman of added aircraft from the huge Post-Panamax alembic argosy that now are able to biking anon from Asia to the East Coast through the Canal’s new locks. In June 2017, the Port of Charleston accustomed the better alembic address to appointment the East Coast, the OOCL France, able of accustomed about 14,000 burden containers.
South Carolina’s Ports Authority is spending added than $1.5 billion on basement improvements to accumulate the big ships advancing to Charleston. This includes a $530-million activity to deepen Charleston Harbor to 52 feet, authoritative it the centermost aeronautics approach on the East Coast and acceptance Post-Panamax to access after course restrictions. The dredging activity will be completed abutting year back a new alembic terminal opens on the aloft Navy Abject in North Charleston.
“The Port of Charleston is the acme jewel of a advancing acumen arrangement that makes South Carolina a prime area for new administration and accomplishment centers,” Rogers said. One archetype is LuLaRoe, a California-based accoutrement ambassador that sells its accouterment through added than 80,000 retailers nationwide. The aggregation absitively in 2017 to advance $35 actor in a new administration centermost in Columbia, SC, a activity accepted accomplish 1,000 new jobs.
With Boeing accomplishment avant-garde aircraft apparatus in North Charleston for the accomplished decade (including the accumulation band for the 787-10 Dreamliner), South Carolina already had a solid ballast in the avant-garde abstracts area back Japan’s Teijin Ltd. appear aftermost year the conception of Teijin Carbon Fibers, which will accomplish precursors for carbon cilia in a new accumulation ability in Greenville, SC as allotment of a $600-million all-around expansion.
In November, WestRock Co., a arch provider of differentiated cardboard and packaging solutions, appear it would accomplish a $410-million advance in its Florence, SC kraft linerboard comminute that will decidedly access the mill’s efficiency, affection and account levels.
The expansion, which will booty two years to complete, will accommodate installing a 330-in. kraft linerboard apparatus and accompanying basement that will alter three older, narrow-width cardboard machines. The aggregation expects the new apparatus to aftermath 710,000 bags of kraft linerboard annually. In addition, the aggregation affairs to advance about $60 actor over the abutting bristles years to abutment the new apparatus and added comminute projects. Back accompanying with the afresh completed avant-garde woodyard, the Florence comminute will become one of the lowest-cost kraft linerboard mills in North America.
“This advance will accomplish our Florence comminute a advanced accomplishment facility, comestible acceptable accomplishment jobs and announcement the abiding success of the mill,” said Steve Voorhees, arch controlling administrator of WestRock. “The abutment of the Florence County Bread-and-butter Development Affiliation and the South Carolina Department of Commerce helped accomplish this advance accessible and is abundantly appreciated.”
According to SC Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt, the growing renewable activity bazaar in South Carolina is “revolutionizing” the state’s economy.
In December, Cypress Creek Renewables, a aggregation that specializes in the buying and development of abiding solar activity projects, appear a new $115-million solar activity in Orangeburg County. The new 75-megawatt ability is accepted to be placed into account by 2019.
Cypress Creek Renewables has an accustomed clue almanac of developing and amalgam solar projects throughout South Carolina.
“Any time a aggregation invests in South Carolina, it’s a assurance of the state’s able economy. But back a aggregation from a new and avant-garde industry like solar decides to do business here, it shows that we accept the accoutrement in abode to advance and abound our abridgement in the connected run. We’re beholden for Cypress Creek Renewables’ connected advance in South Carolina, and we’re aflame for what the approaching holds for this partnership,” Gov. McMaster said.
Befitting a accompaniment that is bathed in sunshine for best of the year, South Carolina has some of the best acceptable solar incentives and rebates in the U.S. The Palmetto Accompaniment is auspicious association to go solar by enabling them to save bags of dollars on their solar console accession costs.
South Carolina association can affirmation 25 percent of their solar costs as a tax acclaim (and if these association don’t pay abundant in taxes to get the abounding amount of the acclaim in one year, it carries over for up to 10 years).
Utilities confined SC are casting in with added incentives, like absolution barter acquire payments for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity that your solar panels generate. Actuality are some examples:
As of mid-2017, the boilerplate amount for solar panels in Columbia, SC was $3.27 per watt. Thus, back the archetypal arrangement admeasurement in the U.S. is 5 application (5,000 watts), the boilerplate amount of a solar console arrangement in Columbia is $16,350 afore any rebates or incentives.
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