The Laurens County Development Corporation yesterday voted to approve a resolution authorizing recertification of the ‘Powers South Industrial Site.’ This allows the LCDC Executive Director to spend up to $60,000 getting the 200-acre site recertified. The funds are to come from the Owings Industrial Park fund. The director is to then apply to the South Carolina Department of Commerce for reimbursements of some 65% of that cost. .
Jon Coleman advised the LCDC board yesterday afternoon that there have been 32 requests for information from prospective new industries at this point of 2016. That’s down from 37 at this time last year. Coleman noted that new Industrial Projects for the year have only added 127 jobs at this point, but have generated $94.5 million in investments. He said there are three expansion projects from existing industry in the county that he believes will double the number of job announcements by year-end.