York County

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 »

New-Indy Containerboard establishing operations in York County

CATAWBA, S.C. – New-Indy Containerboard, a manufacturer and supplier of recycled containerboard for the corrugated box industry, today announced plans to establish operations in York County at a recently-acquired pulp and paper mill facility. The company is investing $240 million in the project. Founded in 2012, New-Indy Containerboard uses 100% recycled fiber in its current manufacturing… Continue Reading »

Possibilities Unfold as a New Decade Dawns in York and Chester Counties

As the century turned, the northern end of South Carolina’s I-77 corridor was still seeing the shakeout of the end of textile’s domination of the regional economy. Twenty years later, as a new decade dawns, that transformation is complete, and while advanced textile manufacturers still have a presence here, the local manufacturing base has become… Continue Reading »

DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Inc. establishing operations in York County

ROCK HILL, S.C. – DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Inc., an interior construction company that uses technology for client-driven design and manufacturing, today announced plans to establish operations in York County. The $18.5 million investment is expected to create more than 100 jobs. The company uses its proprietary ICE® software to design, manufacture and install fully-customized interior environments. The… Continue Reading »

The “South Charlotte” Counties Enjoy Population Surge

As unemployment rates fall to the lowest levels in half a century, finding people to fill jobs is a growing challenge for employers. To meet that challenge, first you need people. That’s why job creators from industries in every sector can do well to consider the five counties that comprise the Interstate 77 corridor between… Continue Reading »

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