Horry council approves development of a joint industrial and business park

Horry council approves development of a joint industrial and business park

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The Horry County Council unanimously approved the third and final reading of an ordinance that calls for the development of a joint industrial and business park between Horry and Marion counties.

According to the ordinance, the property will be located in the Atlantic Center in Horry County.

The new development is expected to bring around many new jobs to Horry County, according to council chairman Mark Lazarus.

"The new industry that will be announced hopefully in the next month has committed to about a $5 million capital investment, about 100 jobs," Lazarus said. "I believe it is over a period of time, and I think their average rate is about $22 an hour."

Lazarus says while there isn't an exact timeline for when the jobs will be created, there is a general idea.

"Once they get started, hopefully within a year, they'll be up and operating," he said. "Then they'll start hiring people. I think they have a three-year process to actually get up to the full staffing."

And as of right now, it's still not clear which company will be taking that land and creating those jobs, but Lazarus says an announcement will be made in about 30 to 60 days.

This project is expected to be completed by mid-2018.

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