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Site Selection magazine names Economic Futures Group as one of Best to Invest Top US Economic Development Groups of 2014

Published Monday, May 4, 2015

Atlanta, May 4, 2015: Site Selection magazine has named its Top US Economic Development Groups of 2014 as part of the magazine’s annual Best to Invest rankings. Local economic development groups were first ranked according to four objective categories: new jobs, new jobs per 10,000 residents, new investment amount and new investment per 10,000 residents. Additional criteria included the creativity of economic development strategy; scope of project activity; and documenting link between the economic development organization and actual results. The rankings include the top ten metropolitan groups and honorable mentions, and the top 20 micropolitan groups.


Department of Commerce honors 2015 Ambassadors for Economic Development

Published Friday, April 3, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. –As part of the annual Industry Appreciation Week, the South Carolina Department of Commerce on Thursday announced the 2015 Ambassadors for Economic Development. Recognized for their exceptional efforts to bolster community and economic development activities in South Carolina, the ambassadors were honored in a ceremony held on Thursday, April 2 at the Governor’s Mansion Complex. This year, 48 individuals from 46 counties were selected.


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.


Polydeck Screen Corporation expanding Spartanburg County manufacturing facility

Published Tuesday, February 3, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Polydeck Screen Corporation, a leading provider of polyurethane and rubber screen media and specialty screening solutions, is expanding its operations in Spartanburg County. The company recently purchased a building and nearly 4 acres adjacent to its existing facility, increasing its manufacturing footprint to approximately 129,000-square-feet. The $12-million expansion will provide additional space for a research and development lab, a tool and die facility and material warehousing, while also creating 40 new jobs over the next five years


Rite Aid selects Spartanburg County for new distribution center, to create nearly 600 new jobs

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Rite Aid Corporation announced today plans to build a 900,000-square-foot distribution center in Spartanburg, S.C. The new distribution center is expected to employ nearly 600 people after it becomes fully operational and will support the inventory and fulfillment needs of approximately 1,000 Rite Aid stores in the southeastern United States. The Spartanburg distribution center, a $90 million project, will be Rite Aid’s first new distribution facility in 15 years.


Schaeffler Group North America upgrading Spartanburg County facility

Published Friday, January 9, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A company that develops and manufactures precision products for machines, equipment and vehicles as well as in aviation and aerospace applications is expanding its operations in Spartanburg County. Schaeffler Group USA is investing $1.4 million to upgrade its manufacturing facility in Spartanburg, S.C. The local upgrades are one part of a larger capital improvement program at Schaeffler facilities in three South Carolina counties, totaling $163.8 million in new investment and more than 440 new jobs.


Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. establishing operations in Spartanburg County

Published Thursday, January 8, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., a company that specializes in the manufacture, sale and service of construction and transport machinery, is establishing operations in Spartanburg County. The $41 million investment is expected to generate 131 new jobs in Moore, S.C.


PecTec Corporation establishes first U.S. manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County

Published Wednesday, January 7, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. – PecTec Corporation, a supplier of top-quality semi-finished and finished metal products for the automotive industry, is establishing its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County. The $2 million investment is expected to create 15 new jobs in Spartanburg, S.C.

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