Clarendon seeing job boom; industrial park saw nearly $35M invested, over 345 jobs announced since pandemic started

June 4, 2021

source: The Item

The current state of the economic opportunity in Clarendon County could be summed up in two words: strong growth.

Clarendon County is celebrating its recent success in seeing a surge of economic development in part from the addition of new businesses.

Several new companies have made their way into the rural county, specifically at the Clarendon County Industrial Park on Jo Rogers Jr. Boulevard in Manning, with these companies investing more than $34.8 million and bringing more than 345 jobs.

The Clarendon County Economic Development team talked about the recent success in recognizing a boost in economic growth amid a challenging year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

"This is probably the most busiest we've been," said George Kosinski, executive director of the Clarendon County Development Board. "Clarendon County has always been successful at recruiting manufacturing projects, and they've got really successful this year."

[click for full article]