Spartanburg, SC – (WSPA)
The growth of existing businesses in Spartanburg appears to be drawing more companies and jobs.
Three recent projects that could be complete in three years are on tonights agenda.
The timeline for each project varies as well as the number of jobs and the financial investment.
One things for sure those who are looking for jobs, will have hundreds to choose from.
Spartanburg County Council approved extending tax breaks for three investment projects looking to put down roots in Spartanburg County.
“Project Henry” “Project Cedar” and “Project Pendleton” are code names being used for these unknown companies.
What we do know is that combined they’re projected to generate more than 800 jobs and invest more than $450 million dollars into the Spartanburg economy.
Johnnie Lynn Crosby with “SC Works” helps people find jobs. She says the need for workers is already great and continues to grow.
Johnnie Lynn says ” we definitely see that as an opportunity to connect some of the jobseekers that we work with on a daily basis to new opportunities coming to the area”
Many County Council members were unavailable for comment. Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce declined to talk on camera about the pending projects or their impact.
SCWorks says they’re ready to supply workers no matter the need.
Johnny Lynn says, “we certainly try to make sure that our resources align at least with the population that we serve making sure that those folks who already have the credentials that would be a great match for that business that we get the resumes ready to go”
While the resolution shows that one company is looking buy land and build, another company is looking to expand their automotive footprint in the Upstate.
This growth, Crosby says, seems to be on track with the national trend.
Johnnie Lynn says, “businesses are looking at nontraditional talent pipelines more than ever before and that includes lots of different demographics lots of different pipelines.”