Second Reading Regarding Project EMB Approved In Anderson Co. -

Second Reading Regarding Project EMB Approved In Anderson Co.

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Updated: April 8, 2013

A second reading regarding a project in Anderson County that could bring hundreds of jobs to the area was unanimously approved Monday.

The Anderson County Council voted on the ordinance at a special called meeting.

The project, dubbed Project EMB, would bring a new company and 150 jobs with it, County Administrator Rusty Burns told 7 On Your Side earlier this month.

He says the starting pay would be around $18 an hour.  The company would move into an existing vacant building somewhere in the country.

Updated: April 5, 2013

A special meeting has been called for Monday morning regarding Project EMB in Anderson County.

Project EMB is something county council has been working on that has the potential to bring hundreds of jobs to the area.

The meeting will take place at 9:15 a.m. at the Anderson Civic Center.  

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Posted: April 2, 2013

County council is meeting Tuesday night to vote on a second deal, Project EMB, that could bring hundreds of jobs to Anderson County.

According to County Administrator Rusty Burns, Project EMB is the nickname for a new company that would bring 150 jobs to the area. Burns says starting pay would be about $18 an hour, and the company would move into an existing vacant building somewhere in the county.

"This will be a brand new industry for Anderson County. And they are metal working also," said Burns.

This news comes just days after Anderson County Council approved an incentive agreement for another potential company: Project Mustang. It promises 250 jobs.

"Those are the jobs we need," said Renee Murdock with SC Works in Anderson. "We have a lot of folks who are still unemployed from all of the plants that have laid off and shut down over the past few years. Those are the jobs we need."

In Anderson County about 7,000 people are looking for work. Burns says these projects get people in a job, spending money and pumping their income back into your economy.

Burns adds these jobs will also create spin-off jobs, especially in construction.

"It has a huge ripple effect, a real ripple effect," said Burns.

Anderson County Council will vote on the Project EMB incentives deal Tuesday night at 6pm. The incentive package includes waivers on fees and company tax breaks.

If approved by council, Burns says he should have a final answer on Project EMB within a few weeks.

As for Project Mustang, a final announcement should be made within ten days.

Burns says there's also an upcoming, un-named third project. It would add about 70 new jobs.

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