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S.C. attracts $2.88 billion in new capital investment in 2012


BMW Manufacturing announced in January plans to invest $900 million and create 1,000 new jobs at its Spartanburg County facility. (Photo/Provided)
BMW Manufacturing announced in January plans to invest $900 million and create 1,000 new jobs at its Spartanburg County facility. (Photo/Provided)

Staff Report
Published Dec. 10, 2012

As the South Carolina Department of Commerce approaches closing the books on 2012, the 96 projects, both large and small, are expected to create 9,304 new jobs across the state.

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Economic development by activity

Manufacturing
Distribution
Service

$2.729 million
$66 million
$81 million

5,207 jobs
864 jobs
3,233 jobs

Top announcements by industry sector

Automotive
Plastics
Food processing
Information services
Customer service centers

$2.125 billion
$123 million
$85 million
$12 million
$4 million

2,614 jobs
417 jobs
523 jobs
1,110 jobs
860 jobs

Top 10 jobs

Date

Jan. 12
Aug. 7
May 22
Sep. 20
April 11
April 10
Oct. 23
July 5
June 14
March 21

Company

BMW Manufacturing Co., Spartanburg County
Red Ventures, Lancaster County
WNS North America Inc., Richland County
Shutterfly Inc., York County
Ross Stores Inc., York County
Michelin North America Inc., Anderson and Lexington counties
Physicians Choice Laboratory Services LLC, York County
AVX Corp., Greenville County
Britax Child Safety Inc., York County
Nexans, Berkely County

Investment

$900 million
$0
$4.25 million
$0
$0
$750 million
$24.1 million
$14 million
$26 million
$85 million

Jobs

1,000
1,000
750
600
600
500
364
279
243
200

Top 10 for capital investment

Date

Jan. 12
April 10
Nov. 20
April 24
March 21
Jan. 31
Sept. 28
July 25
Jan. 23
March 21

Company

BMW Manufacturing Co., Spartanburg County
Michelin North America Inc., Anderson and Lexington counties
JTEKT Automotive South Carolina Inc., Richland County
JTEKT Automotive South Carolina Inc., Greenville County
Nexans, Berkeley County
Uniscite Inc., Laurens County
Drive Automotive Industries of America, Greenville County
Gonvarri Steel Services, Union County
Amazon.com Inc., Spartanburg County
Tognum America Inc., Aiken County

Investment

$900 million
$750 million
$130 million
$102 million
$85 million
$70 million
$50 million
$50 million
$50 million
$40 million

Jobs

1,000
500
175
80
200
100
60
65
0
20

Source: S.C. Chamber of Commerce


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