Economic growth within all sectors continues to blossom across Lexington County. After a record year in 2022 that saw nearly $450 million in new investment and 1,100 new jobs, 2023 is delivering more of the same.
Along with significant residential and retail growth adding to the wide array of options that make our community so attractive, major developments announced so far this year include:
- Cooperative Electric Energy Utility Supply’s purchase of the 247,000-square-foot Airport Distribution Center, a $52 million investment that’s expected to create 61 new jobs providing equipment to electric cooperatives across the Palmetto State.
- Mattress Warehouse’s purchase of 56,000 square feet of the Gateway One Building at the new 803 Industrial Park, also near Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The national brand’s first South Carolina distribution center will create 108 new jobs. A major warehouse operator, meanwhile, has leased a second building in the park, a joint venture between a private developer and the airport itself.
- Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits investment of $80 million to relocate from Columbia to Saxe Gotha Industrial Park near I-77 and I-26. The state-of-the-art distribution center will serve as a new South Carolina hub for the national firm’s operations that now span 44 states and Canada.
- Chick-fil-A’s new distribution center, also in Saxe Gotha Industrial Park. This is an $80 million investment that creates 165 new jobs to bolster the supply chain that serves the growing demand at the company’s popular restaurants across the region.
“The continued economic development progress we see around Lexington County speaks to the attractiveness of our community as a place to live, work, play and stay. The future here is indeed bright,” said Beth Carrigg, Chair of Lexington County Council.
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