DILLON, SC (WMBF) – For one area of the North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA) region, the New Year is off to a good start.
Dillon County's Carolina's I-95 Mega Site was named one of the top prospective sites in the South for the next "Big Kahuna" project by Southern Business & Development magazine in its most recent edition.
The site, constituted by a 1,920-acre park with direct access to I-95, contains many of the accoutrements needed to sustain a burgeoning project.
According to Southern Business & Development magazine, the location's access to key areas of travel make it one of the top locations in the South for a prospective business.
"In addition to highway access, this site will meet just about every manufacturer's or distribution center's transportation needs," the magazine said. "The site is just five miles from Dillon County airport, less than 30 miles from Florence Regional airport and little more than an hour's drive from the ports of Georgetown and Wilmington, and just over two hour's drive from the port of Charleston."
The Carolina's I-95 Mega Site is a South Carolina Certified site, meaning that substantial wetlands, environmental, geotechnical and archaeological studies have been performed. All utilities, including rail, are in place, and if needed, the site can be expanded in excess of 2,500 acres.
This park is located in the heart of South Carolina's NESA region, named for the regional economic development organization representing the nine counties in South Carolina's northeast corner.
The NESA region boasts a top quality, ready, willing and able workforce, a business friendly environment in a right to work state, and a community committed to doing what it takes to bring jobs to the region and help companies thrive.
Southern Business and Development magazine attributed the region's low cost of doing business, excellent location and high quality of life as some of the driving factors behind naming the Dillon County site as one of the top ten prospective sites in the South.
For more information on NESA and what the NESA region has to offer, visit nesasc.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.