May 13, 2019
Congratulations to our partners in Lexington County on this big win. We welcome JUUL Labs to the Central SC region and this exciting employment opportunity for so many of our local workers.
About Central South Carolina Alliance
The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development organization, founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, public/private partnership, engaged in the recruitment of capital investment and jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina. Since inception, CSCA and its partners and allies, have attracted over $13.8 billion in capital investment and 70,800 new jobs to the Central Region of South Carolina.
CSCA represents the City of Columbia and the eight counties: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland. To learn more about the Central SC Alliance please visit our website at www.centralsc.org and be sure to follow us on Twitter @Central_SC and like us on Facebook.
S.C. Department of Commerce News Release:
For Immediate Release
May 13, 2019
JUUL Labs, Inc. investing over $125 million in Lexington County operations
New operations to help create 500 jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. - JUUL Labs, Inc. today announced plans to invest more than $125 million in a new assembly facility in Lexington County. This investment is expected to help create more than 500 new jobs to support the assembly operations.
JUUL Labs was established to help adult smokers switch from combustible cigarettes. Since launching in 2015, the company has maintained a commitment to keeping all tobacco products, including JUUL products, out of the hands of youth. The company stopped the sale of non-tobacco and non-menthol based flavored JUULpods to all of its traditional retail store partners in 2018.
The Lexington County operations will assemble and package JUUL products using advanced production techniques. Operations are expected to come online this summer, and those interested in job opportunities should contact Randstad or Aerotek.
“Today, we celebrate JUUL Labs' investment in Lexington County and the 500 new jobs that will be created as a result. South Carolina's pro-business environment continues to attract companies to our borders, and I'm excited to see what the future holds for this innovative company.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“Investments like this one continue to grow South Carolina's reputation as a top business destination for industries of all types. I congratulate JUUL Labs and celebrate the job opportunities that today's announcement in Lexington County will help to create for hard working South Carolinians.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“On behalf of Lexington County Council, we are extremely energized about JUUL Labs' investment, which will help create 500 jobs and additional economic growth in our county. We know that Lexington County provides favorable economic conditions for all industries, and this partnership and announcement is a testament to that fact. We see the potential for JUUL Labs to experience continued success and growth in our county.” -Lexington County Council Chairman Scott Whetstone
“We are excited to work with community leaders to support the creation of high-quality American jobs for a diverse and inclusive workforce drawn from across the Midlands as we continue to invest in helping adult smokers switch from combustible cigarettes and combatting youth usage.” -JUUL Labs Chief Executive Officer Kevin Burns
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About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State ranked No. 1 in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis in 2018—extending its streak of top three finishes since 2011. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities' State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
S.C. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE MEDIA CONTACT:
Alex Clark, CMP
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
JUUL LABS, INC. MEDIA CONTACT:
Senior Communications Manager
JUUL Labs, Inc.