R+L Carriers, a global logistics and shipping company, is expanding its current footprint in Hampton County, according to SouthernCarolina Alliance, lead organization for the SC. Promise Zone. To accommodate its continued growth, the company will be investing $7 million in the project, which will create 25 new jobs. and allow the company to build a new distribution terminal in Yemassee.
“Today’s announcement by R+L Carriers is another testament to the competitive business environment that South Carolina has to offer.,” Gov. Nikki Haley said in a news release. “We’re thrilled to see one of our existing companies succeed to the point that its able to grow here, and congratulate R+L’s leadership on its decision to continue to invest in South Carolina and our people.” Read more
Officials will outline progress, discuss projects being sought, more
NOV. 9, 2016 — Leaders of community organizations and neighborhoods are invited to attend town hall meetings this month in Allendale, Barnwell and Hampton counties to learn about progress in the S.C. Promise Zone and help to develop a new training program. Read more
Three Promise Zone town hall meetings by the SouthernCarolina Alliance are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday in Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. The six-county region won a federal Promise Zone designation in late April that will provide organizations with new ways to tap federal resources to help change people’s lives.
Last week, more than 290 people turned out in Allendale, Bamberg and Barnwell counties for town hall meetings to share information and glean dreams of the future (Read more here; photos of meetings are below). Read more