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Colgate Palmolive Considers Greenwood Co.

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A major producer of personal and home care products is considering setting up shop in the Upstate. A major producer of personal and home care products is considering setting up shop in the Upstate.
GREENWOOD COUNTY, S.C. -

A major producer of personal and home care products is considering setting up shop in the Upstate.

Greenwood County Council Chairman Mark Allison says the company previously code named “Project Sun” is the Colgate Palmolive Company.

Council passed a third and final reading of an ordinance approving a fee-in-lieu of tax agreement for the project on Tuesday. Although, Colgate Palmolive is still considering other locations.

If the company settles on Greenwood County it would bring more than 300 jobs. It would also bring a $200 million investment to the area.

Leaders say there is no timeline as of yet, but Alliance interim CEO Heather Simmons Jones tells 7 On Your Side that it is critical for Greenwood to remain competitive in the process.

“Our team remains very consistent in communicating with the company and seeing what their needs are to see if there are things that we can do that can be a tipping point, so that Greenwood County can be the community that’s selected,” Jones says.

If Greenwood were selected, it might also attract attention from other companies.

“I do think that it would cause other folks to see Greenwood as a great place to do business since such a well known international brand has considered the community,” Jones says.

In an email to 7 On Your Side Colgate-Palmolive says Greenwood County is under final consideration as a potential future site. They also say the plant would manufacture liquid soap, deodorant and antiperspirant products.

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