York County

Post-Pandemic Growth Industries Are Already at Home in the Corridor

Recently, when the New York Times profiled a report from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on revamped job-growth projections in a post-pandemic landscape, we took that opportunity to review what those numbers say about economic prospects here in the five counties comprising the South Carolina I-77 Region. As it turns out, the sectors… Continue Reading »

Scentsy establishing operations in York County

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Scentsy, a scented product distributor, today announced plans to establish operations in York County. The more than $6 million investment will create over 200 new jobs in the first year. Founded in 2004, Scentsy distributes scented products such as wickless candle warmers, aromatic diffusers, all-natural oils and other fragrance-related products. Located… Continue Reading »

3D Systems expanding operations in York County

ROCK HILL, S.C. – 3D Systems, a global additive manufacturing solutions company, today announced plans to expand operations in York County. The $13 million investment will create 50 new jobs. Founded in 1986, 3D Systems brought the innovation of three-dimensional (3D) printing to the manufacturing industry through the invention of Stereolithography. The company provides additive… Continue Reading »

British Electric Vehicle Maker Arrival Chooses Rock Hill SC Site

History is repeating itself as a leading-edge automotive manufacturer plans to start up its first U.S. electric vehicle (EV) production facility in York County. Arrival plans to begin producing electric buses in 2021 in a 193,000-square-foot spec building, the second announcement at the Legacy Park East industrial park in Rock Hill. The U.K.-based company is… Continue Reading »

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 »

Ross Stores, Inc. expanding distribution operations in York County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Ross Stores, Inc. (Ross), a leading off-price apparel and home fashion company in the United States, plans to expand its distribution and warehousing operations in York County. The company’s $68 million investment is projected to create 700 new jobs over a period of five years. Founded in 1982, Ross offers high-quality name brand… 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 »

The Data Does The Driving in 2020: A New Strategy Emerges

We’re going to let the data do the driving in 2020. You can call that our New Year’s resolution but it’s really the new strategic focus the South Carolina I-77 Alliance is adopting to identify and market to prospective new industries that could benefit from the advantages our five-county corridor offers. While still relying on… Continue Reading »

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