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Pacolet Milliken receives Economic Futures Award at Chamber Annual Celebration

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015

SPARTANBURG, SC—March 4, 2014—Pacolet Milliken Enterprises was honored at the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s 97th Annual Celebration on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Spartanburg Marriott. The Annual Celebration, presented by Denny’s, is the Chamber’s most prestigious event of the year, celebrating the many accomplishments of the Upstate business community.

Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc. is a private, family-owned investment company founded in 2007 by the shareholders of Milliken & Company, with a history that dates back through Milliken & Company, to the 1860’s. With a forward-looking mission to secure and grow high-quality assets, Pacolet Milliken's investment philosophy stems from the values of its founder, Roger Milliken. Pacolet Milliken is focused on high quality, long-lived multi-generational operating assets through two key business units: Real Estate and Energy.

“Pacolet Milliken has become the gold standard for real estate development during the last five years and that is no better exemplified than right here in Spartanburg. When presented with opportunities to showcase their sites to world class companies like Toray, Kobelco, and Bass Pro Shops, Pacolet Milliken rolls out the red carpet.  Their proactive efforts to invest in, and prepare their sites for development, have resulted in unprecedented interest from prospects and outside investors. From investments made in the historic Drayton Mill redevelopment and landscaping improvements at the entry corridors to Spartanburg, to being a community ambassador to new business and industry looking at Spartanburg, Pacolet leads the community in efforts that will pay dividends for generations to come,” said Russ Weber, president of Integral Solutions Group and chairman of the Spartanburg Economic Futures Group Board of Directors.

About Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc.

Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc. is a private, family-owned investment company founded in 2007 by the shareholders of Milliken & Company with a forward-looking mission to secure and grow high-quality assets with enduring value in the energy and real estate markets. For more information, please visit

About the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce

The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit organization supported through membership investment and strategic partnerships. Our mission is to enhance the economic vitality and lifestyle environment of Spartanburg County. The Chamber accomplishes its mission through: Public Policy initiatives and political involvement, Economic Development strategies and implementation, Leadership development programs, Advancing college completion initiatives, Building business networks, Growing the visitor economy Collaborative activities throughout the Community, Excellent communication vehicles, Business skills enhancement, Air service improvements and CEO networks. For more information, visit


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