Agribusiness

Carolina Precision Foods, LLC establishing operations in Florence County

Carolina Precision Foods, LLC – a joint venture of Carolina Fresh Foods and owners of Lake Foods – today announced plans to establish operations in Florence County. The company’s $10 million investment will create 402 new jobs.

Carolina Precision Foods, LLC is a poultry further processing company that specializes in deboning, portioning, marination, custom further processing and mechanically separating food.  

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Gehl Foods, LLC establishing operations in Colleton County

Gehl Foods, LLC (Gehl Food & Beverage Companies), a leading food and beverage manufacturing company, today announced it has established operations in Colleton County. The company’s $46 million investment is creating 106 new jobs.

Founded in 1896, Gehl Food & Beverage Companies is a market-leading producer of dairy-based and dairy alternative shelf-stable beverages, cheese sauces, soups, broths, teas, wine and spirits and much more.  

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Concentrated Active Ingredients & Flavors establishing operations in Lexington County

Concentrated Active Ingredients & Flavors, Inc. (CAIF), a supplier of innovative naturally sourced ingredients, today announced its plans to establish operations in Lexington County. The $5 million investment will create 20 new jobs.

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Premium Peanut establishing operations in Orangeburg County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Premium Peanut, an innovative, grower-owned peanut shelling company, today announced plans to establish operations in Orangeburg County. The $64.3 million investment will create 130 new jobs.

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Mira International Foods, Inc. establishing operations in Beaufort County

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Mira International Foods, Inc. (Mira), a food crafting and distributing company, today announced plans to establish operations in Beaufort County. The more than $2 million investment will create 28 new jobs.

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Shenandoah Growers, Inc. establishing high-tech indoor farm in Anderson County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Shenandoah Growers, Inc., a national leader in commercially advanced indoor agriculture, today broke ground on its next indoor ‘Biofarm,’ located in Anderson County. The project will create 50 local, well-paying jobs.

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Prestage Farms of South Carolina, LLC establishing new operation in Kershaw County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Prestage Farms of South Carolina, LLC, a division of Prestage Farms, today announced plans to construct a new processing facility in Kershaw County. The $150 million investment will create 292 new jobs.

Founded in 1983, Prestage Farms is a family-owned, family-led producer of quality pork and poultry products. With facilities in seven states and more than 2,700 employees, Prestage Farms has operated in South Carolina since 1994.

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Nestlé USA expanding operations in Cherokee County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Nestlé USA, a leading food and beverage company, today unveiled plans to expand operations in Cherokee County. The $100 million investment will create approximately 160 new jobs.

A division of Nestlé S.A., headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, Nestlé USA’s portfolio includes brands such as STOUFFER’S, COFFEE MATE, DIGIORNO and NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE.

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State of South Carolina announces 2020 industry recruitment results

The South Carolina Department of Commerce today released its 2020 industry recruitment results. In total, the state won 126 economic development projects, accounting for $4 billion in capital investment and 11,147 new jobs.

"Team South Carolina continues to cultivate a diverse economy in all corners of our state," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. "To increase our recruitment to $4 billion in capital investment - particularly during an unprecedented year - takes a remarkable amount of collaboration and unwavering commitment from many partners across this state."

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Agriculture Technology Campus establishing 1,000-acre operation in Hampton County

COLUMBIA, S.C.Agriculture Technology Campus, a joint venture project between Mastronardi, Clear Water Farms, LiDestri Food and Drink and GEM Opportunity Zone Fund, announced plans to establish a state-of-the-art 1,000-acre agriculture technology campus in Hampton County. Read More