York County

How the SC I-77 Alliance Will Help Make Opportunities Out of Challenges in 2022

Challenges yield opportunities. The global economy is certainly facing multiple difficulties right now, and as any successful investor can tell you, that makes this a good time to prepare for the inevitable turnaround. The South Carolina I-77 Alliance is doing just that. Our job is to collaborate with public and private stakeholders to help recruit… Continue Reading »

Samuel Packaging Systems Group expanding operations in York County

FORT MILL, SC – Samuel Packaging Systems Group, a division of Samuel, Son & Co. (USA) Inc., today announced plans to expand operations in York County. The company’s $11.5 million investment will create an estimated 20 new jobs.  Samuel Packaging Systems Group is a complete, single-source supplier for clients’ packaging and unitizing needs. The company… Continue Reading »

The Corridor’s First Microfactory Sets the Table for More Innovators

What many think may be the next big thing in manufacturing is already happening in the I-77 Corridor. It’s micromanufacturing, which is just what it sounds like: small- to medium-sized, agile operations that can quickly produce products that traditionally require massive capital and space to achieve anything close to the scale needed to make such… Continue Reading »

Masonite International Corporation establishing operations in York County

FORT MILL, S.C. – Masonite International Corporation (Masonite) (NYSE: DOOR), a leading global designer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of interior and exterior doors, today announced plans to establish operations in York County. The new facility will create more than 220 new jobs and service the company’s customers in North America. Since 1925, Masonite has provided its… Continue Reading »

SouthWood Corporation establishing operations in York County

ROCK HILL, S.C. – SouthWood Corporation (SouthWood), a leading provider of signage products and services, today announced plans to establish operations in York County. The more than $6.4 million investment will create 73 new jobs. The 51-year-old designated veteran-owned business is a full-service, design-build signage firm that provides in-house consultation, project management, design development, manufacturing… Continue Reading »

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 »

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