Spartanburg County Projects get the green light

Published 10:54 pm Monday, July 22, 2019

Eight projects moving forward

SPARTANBURG COUNTY—The Spartanburg County Council has approved $121 million in investments and tax breaks to improve Spartanburg County. 

The County Council used tax break incentives to encourage companies to locate or expand their business in Spartanburg County. The eight projects approved by the County Council will benefit from a reduced property tax rate of six percent, which is less than the standard 10.5 percent rate. The eight projects approved by the County Council are expected to bring an estimated 198 jobs to Spartanburg County.

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The County Council approved eight projects, four of those are for solar farms, the others are: R&E Automated Systems, U.S. Lumber Group, and Project Freeman Farm.

The County Council also approved the first reading for Project Arlington, which would plan to invest $20 Million. The company and location behind the project have not been revealed to the public yet, nor have any jobs associated with it been posted. JSD Pinson PV-1 Wiley Fork Legacy received its second approval of three for its creation of a solar farm in woodruff, that project does not have any jobs planned or expected to bring long-term jobs into the area. 

So in total, six of the eight proposed projects have been passed and can begin developing. The other two projects have passed their first and second of three readings respectively, once they have been read and approved three times they can begin setting up within the county. 

By Samuel Robinson