Agribusiness made headlines across South Carolina and beyond this week, as the Agriculture Technology Campus announced plans for a state-of-the-art 1,000-acre agriculture campus in Hampton County. The Agriculture Technology Campus is a joint venture project between Mastronardi, Clear Water Farms, LiDestri Food and Drink and GEM Opportunity Zone Fund. The combined $314 million investment is expected to create more than 1,500 new jobs over the next five years.
The Agriculture Technology Campus will include greenhouses for locally grown, pesticide-free tomatoes, leafy greens, blueberries and other produce; a 150,000-square-foot distribution center; and a co-packing facility. This announcement marks one of the largest agriculture investments in South Carolina history.