The Heart of Growth

DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY

From innovative start-ups to multi national enterprises, a diverse mix of businesses, entrepreneurs, and organizations are relocating and expanding in the Central SC Region.

Shared Development, Shared Growth, Shared Prosperity

The Central SC Region has welcomed jobs
and $ investments in
Aflac

Aflac

Date: April 12, 2012
City: Columbia
County: Richland County
Investment: $0
Jobs Created: 400
Activity Type: Expansion
Country: United States
Description: Life & health insurance
# of Employees: 572
Website: http://www.aflac.com

Michelin North America Inc. (US #7)

Michelin North America Inc. (US #7)

Date: April 10, 2012
County: Lexington County
Investment: $250,000,000
Jobs Created: 100
Activity Type: Expansion
Country: France
Description: Extra-large Earthmover tires
# of Employees: 770
Website: http://www.michelinman.com

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Accuride Corp.

Date: April 10, 2012
County: Kershaw County
Investment: $8,730,000
Jobs Created: 25
Activity Type: Expansion
Country: United States
Description: Aluminum wheel manufacturing for commercial vehicles

Starbucks Roasting Plant

Starbucks Roasting Plant

Date: March 26, 2012
County: Calhoun County
Investment: $7,000,000
Jobs Created: 6
Activity Type: Expansion
Country: United States
Description: Roasts & distributes coffee
# of Employees: 101
Website: http://www.starbucks.com

Diversified Information Technologies

Diversified Information Technologies

Date: February 21, 2012
County: Kershaw County
Investment: $5,000,000
Jobs Created: 25
Activity Type: New
Country: United States
Description: Secure document storage

Spirax Sarco

Spirax Sarco

Date: December 29, 2011
County: Richland County
Investment: $10,000,000
Jobs Created: 28
Activity Type: Expansion
Country: United Kingdom
Description: Industrial valve manufacturing
# of Employees: 225
Website: http://www.spiraxsarco.com/us/

Koyo Corporation of USA

Koyo Corporation of USA

Date: December 16, 2011
County: Richland County
Investment: $20,000,000
Jobs Created: 25
Activity Type: Expansion
Country: Japan
Description: Ball & roller bearings
# of Employees: 250
Website: https://koyo.jtekt.co.jp/en/

Red Collar Pet Foods

Red Collar Pet Foods

Date: December 13, 2011
County: Richland County
Investment: $0
Activity Type: Expansion
Country: United States
Description: Dog & cat food manufacturing
# of Employees: 100
Website: https://www.redcollarpet.com/

GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace

Date: November 22, 2011
County: Orangeburg County
Investment: $38,000,000
Jobs Created: 278
Activity Type: New
Country: United Kingdom
Description: Aerospace components & composite fuselage
# of Employees: 300
Website: http://www.gkn.com

TD Bank

TD Bank

Date: November 16, 2011
County: Lexington County
Investment: $0
Jobs Created: 200
Activity Type: Expansion
Country: Canada
Description: Banking & financial services
# of Employees: 514
Website: http://www.tdbank.com/

Kiswire, Inc.

Kiswire, Inc.

Date: November 9, 2011
County: Newberry County
Investment: $2,500,000
Activity Type: Expansion
Country: South Korea
Description: Bead wire & steel cord
# of Employees: 75
Website: http://www.kiswire.com/english/index.asp

Alucoil North America

Alucoil North America

Date: November 1, 2011
County: Clarendon County
Investment: $5,000,000
Jobs Created: 18
Activity Type: New
Country: Spain
Description: Aluminum composite panels
# of Employees: 29
Website: http://www.alucoil.com