MONCKS CORNER, SC (WSPA) – Santee Cooper officials announced Thursday they would be providing a more than $630,000 grant to the Gaffney Board of Public Works to help with the infrastructure needs at the planned Gaffney Industrial Park in Cherokee County.

According to the release, the grant of $632,500 will help provide sewer service to the park. Gaffney public works will be providing the remaining $632,500.

“We are confident that our investment in infrastructure at his industrial park will help bring companies with good-paying jobs to this part of the state,” said Pamela Williams, Santee Cooper’s senior vice president of corporate services.

“The Santee Cooper grant is another step forward for Gaffney and Cherokee County,” GBPW General Manager Donnie Hardin said. “This project is an example of our momentum that we will continue to build on.”

According to the release, the park’s power will be provided by GBPW, which is a municipally-owned electric utility that is a member of Piedmont Municipal Power Agency based in Greer.

The Gaffney Industrial Park is a planned 339-acre site in Cherokee County.