Arrival to build its first U.S. electric vehicle Microfactory in York County

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Arrival, a global electric vehicle (EV) company, today announced plans to establish its first U.S. Microfactory in York County. The $46 million investment into the region will create 240 new jobs. Founded in 2015 and based in London, England, Arrival works with cities around the world to create zero-emission mobility solutions… Continue Reading »

Giti Tire Puts Down Roots and Spreads Wings in Chester County

In just a few short years, Giti Tire has become a flagship success story for the I-77 Corridor, leveraging a $560 million investment into an enterprise notable for its business, community and environmental sustainability.  The Singapore-based company’s first U.S. plant was a greenfield project that now houses a 1.7-million square foot factory that began production… Continue Reading »

I-77 Region, Building Economic Resiliency Through Diversity and Specialization

As companies scour the United States searching for their next facility’s ideal site, dozens of variables are used to rank and eliminate prospective communities. Those making it to the short list are locations that can maximize return on investment (ROI) while minimizing risk. Certain variables, such as workforce, transportation access, and business costs are ubiquitous… Continue Reading »

National Machining & Fabrication, Inc. expanding operations in York County

ROCK HILL, S.C. – National Machining & Fabrication, Inc. (NMF) today announced plans to expand its current operations in York County. The more than $4.2 million investment will create 40 new jobs. With more than 30 years of experience, NMF designs, retrofits, fabricates and welds machine parts, weldments and equipment. The company serves manufacturing equipment suppliers,… Continue Reading »

Optimized Armor, Inc. establishing new operations in York County

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Optimized Armor, Inc., an industry-leading armor steel supplier, today announced plans to establish operations in York County. The more than $3.7 million investment is expected to create 100 new jobs. Founded in 2019, Optimized Armor, Inc. provides armored steel to a variety of industries, including defense and security, off-highway equipment manufacturers and transportation… Continue Reading »

A Successful 2018, A Promising 2019: The I-77 Alliance Continues to Grow With the Corridor

We lead off our 2019 series of monthly blogs with our confidence that the five counties served by the South Carolina I-77 Alliance will see another strong year of industrial and business announcements and growth. At the Alliance itself, we’ll also continue to build out our ability to effectively market the I-77 corridor to domestic… Continue Reading »

Wheel Pros establishing new manufacturing and distribution operations in York County

The $13.9 million investment is expected to result in the creation of 275 new jobs over the next five years.

What this county south of Charlotte is doing to get a shot at a huge auto plant

By Ken Elkins – Senior Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal A South Carolina county just to the south of the Charlotte region is prepping to attract an auto assembly plant or some other 2,000-job employer to an industrial site along Interstate 77. Fairfield County has bought about 1,000 acres and wants to pitch it to… Continue Reading »

Meritor expanding operations in York County

Meritor, a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle markets, is expanding its existing operations in York County.

Opportunities for Tire and Auto Businesses in the I-77 Corridor

The tire manufacturing industry in South Carolina is booming, and it’s making big news — and a big impact. The state is a leader in tire production, exporting over $1.6 billion in tires annually. South Carolina is home to 4 of the world’s top 10 tire manufacturers, including Michelin and Bridgestone. In 2015, Giti Tire… Continue Reading »

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