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Old 06-06-2014, 04:48 PM
 
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But what it will ALWAYS come down to is this: Campaign time when an opponent says "State Rep 'John Doe' (Charleston or Greenville) spent his time in Columbia fighting for new jobs...in York; Vote John Buck (Charleston or Greenville) who will fight to bring those jobs HERE".

And that's true for every politician in the world. If you get elected, you fight to bring jobs to where YOU are from. Or you wont get re-elected.
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:45 PM
 
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The jobs likely won't effect employment in York though, unless it's moving a very large distance most people will probably just commute there. Nice for taxes though.
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:20 AM
 
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The jobs likely won't effect employment in York though, unless it's moving a very large distance most people will probably just commute there. Nice for taxes though.
Yea, it won't do too much unless there are some net new jobs in the mix. The positives are the higher income/payroll taxes and the abiltiy to show future prospects that the area has class A office environments. I think LPL is looking at a 15 story building in Fort Mill. Having these types of developments will attract others.

In related news, according to the Greenville News, Stone Brewing is scouting SC, somewhere. Even the rep from Horry is interested enough to talk about the potential project in SC eventhough it may or may not be slated for his home county..........

"At the time, Horry County state Sen. Luke Rankin said that representatives from the state Department of Commerce had been in California to discuss the expansion and that with the changes, South Carolina was back in the mix."

Stone brewing Co. plans visit to S.C.

This is a good example of what the Commerce department does, sell the entire state.
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Old 06-13-2014, 03:51 PM
 
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There is good news and ok news coming on Monday.........this is the first I have heard about a Volvo plant, not sure where that came from.

S.C. Gov. Haley to bring news Monday of 6,500 jobs in York, Chester counties ? maybe - Charlotte Business Journal

And some tourism related growth news.............

2017 BMX World Championship will be held at the Rock Hill Outdoor Center (PHOTOS) - Charlotte Business Journal
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:20 PM
 
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Not a bad day...........

1,700 net new jobs in Chester (Still have never heard of that tire company).

3,200 net new jobs between Lash & LPL in York. Total net new jobs for the Charlotte Counties/metro......almost 5,000.

Good quote in the observer about Charlotte's relationship with these counties........

"Britt Blackwell, the York County Council chair, said South Carolina officials also recognize that their proximity to the Queen City and Charlotte Douglas International Airport helps them attract industry.
“We’ll certainly be great competitors for bringing industry to the area,” he said, “but at the same time we certainly have a lot of respect for Charlotte and what it does for the region.”

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/06/16/4981618/giti-a-singapore-tire-company.html#storylink=cpy"

In the end, it does not matter that the York Counties are part of Charlotte, SC benefits greatly by having almost 7k (almost 20% of the new jobs created statewide in the previous 12 months) new jobs in the state announced in one day. Regardless of if this area is currently self sustaining like NOVA, as Blackwell said above, leveraging Charlotte's assets to attract new industry is smart. LPL & Lash are good companies that will show other similar companies that SC can support major office operations. And, this is on the heels of Red Ventures continued employment gains on both sides of the border. These events will continue to push this area as a great option for companies, the state needs to use this event to attract others.
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:10 PM
 
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Wow, good news, and the state helped some. Looking back now...they must have REALLY known Toyota was never coming to the Carolinas, seeing as they did nothing to try to lure them.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:09 PM
 
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Wow, good news, and the state helped some. Looking back now...they must have REALLY known Toyota was never coming to the Carolinas, seeing as they did nothing to try to lure them.
Not sure there is a correlation between TM and Lash/LPL. But, I am glad to see Niki make an appearance in this part of SC, have not seen her in a while.

Good news, according to York officials, more is on the way. Like I said, recruiting companies to this part of SC is only good for the state. Otherwise, the companies may look to Texas or other states. For metro Charlotte, it helps to have SC being generous with incentives.

Lost in this big announcement is the fact that Red Ventures is addding over 200 more tech folks in Indian Land and LPL will have a large tech presence in York County. Maybe this is fast becoming the IT center of SC.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:59 AM
 
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Interesting:

"Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE:SEE) will move its global headquarters to Charlotte, bringing more than 1,262 jobs here...The headquarters will move from Elmwood Park, N.J., in the New York City area. Jobs also will relocate from New Jersey, Connecticut and Wisconsin, as well as from Duncan and Greenville, S.C. Greenville was Sealed Air's other option as a new headquarters location."

Sealed Air Corp. to bring 1,262 jobs to Charlotte in HQ relocation - Charlotte Business Journal

Obviously Charlotte has more to offer to corporate headquarters as a business center, but look at how Greenville was in the running for it too.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:59 PM
 
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"Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE:SEE) will move its global headquarters to Charlotte, bringing more than 1,262 jobs here...The headquarters will move from Elmwood Park, N.J., in the New York City area. Jobs also will relocate from New Jersey, Connecticut and Wisconsin, as well as from Duncan and Greenville, S.C. Greenville was Sealed Air's other option as a new headquarters location."

Sealed Air Corp. to bring 1,262 jobs to Charlotte in HQ relocation - Charlotte Business Journal

Obviously Charlotte has more to offer to corporate headquarters as a business center, but look at how Greenville was in the running for it too.
The surprise to me is that NC beat out SC who could offer more incentives and already has two operations for the company. 5 sites were under consideration But Greenville would not have been a good location. The WSJ said that the company has 600 jobs in SC, are they all in the upstate? If there are 600 employees in SC, with SC's incentives, It shows how far Greenville is away from being able to support A HQ move like this. I suspect Under Armor will bring good news to the upstate.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/seale...4?mod=yahoo_hs

From the Greenville News, this was labeled as project Infinium. The company has 750 employees in Greenville and Duncan. Kevin Landmesser, president if GADC, said that the company told him air service and workforce was the driving factor in selecting Charlotte. He said that the depth of financial and IT jobs in Charlotte were much greater in Charlotte, not sure that is a surprise for anyone.

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/stor...jobs/13045343/

In related news, good article on the increased attention to the Charlotte counties and connecting Columbia (and USC) with Charlotte

http://columbiabusinessreport.mappsi...corridor?rss=0

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Old 07-23-2014, 03:30 PM
 
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Charlotte has its fair share of large blows too: Bank of America lays off 540 in Charlotte | CharlotteObserver.com
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