FedEx to invest $64 million in South Carolina expansion
The new building is located on a 39.26 parcel in Myrtle Beach. The site was chosen because of its easy access to major highways, its proximity to customer distribution centers and a strong local workforce community for recruiting employees. The facility will employ a mix of full-time and part-time employees that will accommodate seasonal demand.
“Today we celebrate another victory for FedEx Ground and Horry County,” said Mike Hagg, president of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation (MBREDC). “Thank you to everyone for the planning and hard work that made this possible. We celebrate great business, investment in Horry County, and more competitive wages for the workforce. On behalf of the entire MBREDC Board of Directors, staff and partners, I would like to congratulate FedEx Ground on their new facility, past successes and future successes.
Growing agricultural hemp business in County Clarendon
SC Canna, LLC, an agricultural hemp company, will establish its indoor cultivation operations in Clarendon County. The company’s $8.8 million investment is expected to create 37 new jobs.
A subsidiary of Sirius-A-Bioscience, SC Canna is an integrated producer and marketer of medical grade hemp products. Founded by South Carolina natives, the company specializes in aeroponics, which grows hemp indoors, from seed to wholesale.
“We are very excited to grow SC Canna, LLC in our own backyard,” said Thomas Schipper, Managing Partner of SC Canna, LLC. Our high-tech cultivation system will be the first of its kind in South Carolina. “We look forward to cultivating and strengthening our ability to provide as many therapeutic resources as possible to our healthcare customers. The South Carolina Governor and Department of Commerce, and the Clarendon County Economic Development Team have been instrumental in expanding our operations. We are truly grateful for their leadership.