The counties that make up Northeast South Carolina have some of the highest unemployment numbers in the state, with Marion County topping the list. But there is good news on the horizon.
Rice… yes I said rice, is a big reason for the optimism. Essex Holdings is planning to invest 54 million dollars in a new operation in Marion County. And with that investment comes 215 jobs.
And although 215 jobs won't have a huge impact on lowering the unemployment numbers, it's certainly better than losing 215 jobs. And for the 215 people who fill those spots, it means a better life for themselves and their families.
Another benefit of this project is that success often breeds success. This significant investment will hopefully cause other business owners to consider growing their companies in northeast South Carolina. Welcome Essex Holdings, and thanks for choosing Marion as your new home.