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Bericap brings jobs to Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties

Published Friday, September 7, 2007

Bericap, a major international producer of specialized plastic closures, will locate and build it's new design-built manufacturing plant in the Upstate Corporate Industrial Park in Cherokee County, South Carolina. This plant represents an investment of approximately $20 million and 45 jobs. Construction of the first phase building, consisting of 90,000 square feet, will commence in 2007 with completion set for full production in early 2008. The site and building will allow room for future expansions.


Innovative Fibers, LLC to locate Manufacturing Facility in Spartanburg

Published Friday, September 7, 2007

The South Carolina Department of Commerce joined the Economic Futures Group (EFG) in welcoming Innovative Fibers, LLC to Spartanburg County.  The company will invest approximately $15 million and expects to create 40 jobs at its new facility.


SCAPA (SC Chapter of the American Planning Assocation)

Published Thursday, November 30, 2006

R. Carter Smith of the EFG staff presented at the "2006 SCAPA Conference," held Thursday, November 30, 2006 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. SCAPA is organized to advance the art and science of planning and to foster the activity of planning - physical, environmental, economic and social - in South Carolina. The objective of SCAPA is to encourage planning that will contribute to the public well-being by developing communities and environments that meet the diverse needs of South Carolina.  "The Impact of Losing Major Employers," was the primary focus of this informative conference.


Milliken & Company

Published Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Milliken & Company, one of the world's largest privately held textile and chemical manufacturers and widely acknowledged international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service, requested a Fee-In-Lieu of Taxes (FILOT) from Spartanburg County Council this month. This project represents the potential for a $5 million dollar investment.  The EFG is pleased to have assisted in this project.


2006 Fall Investor Meeting

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Investors of the Ecomomic Futures Group (EFG), along with distinguished business and community leaders, attended the 2006 Fall Investor Meeting on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, featuring keynote speaker Mr. William T. (Buddy) Bateman, CEcD, SCCED, Chairman, South Carolina Export Consortium. Captured moments of the day's events included updating EFG involvement on current projects and marketing activities, and the announcement of a new program to help existing industry and business expand their markets in North America, while also aiding recruitment of new investment to the region.


Knights Apparel, Inc.

Published Saturday, September 30, 2006

Knights Apparel, Inc., a leading supplier in the design and manufacture of college, NBA, NFL, and other licensed apparel in the U.S., requested a $6.4 million Fee-in-Lieu of Taxes (FILOT) on their new facility.  Company plans to create 50 new jobs.


2006 South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development

Published Monday, September 18, 2006

Jeffrey A. Horton, Chairman of Spartanburg County Council, was recently recognized as a South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development for 2006.  The award was presented by Governor Mark Sanford on September 18, 2006 at the Governor's Mansion Complex in Columbia.  Congratulations to Jeff for receiving this honor from the state of South Carolina.


GS*P North America Co., Inc. Announces Expansion in Manufacturing and Distribution

Published Tuesday, June 20, 2006

GS*P North America Co., Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of its facility in Spartanburg, S.C.  The primary business of this facility is remanufacturing of CV axles, rack and pinion steering, manual transmission flywheels, distribution of the remanufactured product, and new GS* P CV axles for the domestic and foreign automobile aftermarket.

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