Manufacturer relocating to Beaufort, bringing jobs, tax dollars

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About 45 new jobs will be coming to Beaufort County courtesy of an international manufacturing company that is relocating its operations to Beaufort.

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Beaufort County Council, county administration and the South Carolina Department of Commerce, has worked to recruit the company, dubbed “Project Eagle,” which will also bring $2.5 million in capital investment to the county, according to a chamber release.

“Beaufort County Council approved a $750,000 set aside grant to Project Eagle to assist with the cost of real property improvements related to the project,” said Paul Sommerville, chairman of the Beaufort County Council.

“County Council is committed to the recruitment of quality, high-paying primary jobs for our citizens and we look forward to working with the Project Eagle team for years to come.”

The company, which has yet to  be identified, plans to utilize an existing vacant building, putting it back on the tax roll.

Project Eagle is the third successful project that the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce has conducted in cooperation with Beaufort County Council, Beaufort County administration, and the South Carolina Department of Commerce.

The other two recent projects have been the expansion of Harris Pillow Supply and eviCore.

Between all three projects, approximately 118 primary jobs will be created in Beaufort County, and 376 primary jobs have been retained.

A full announcement is expected to be made in early 2017 with hiring to commence shortly thereafter.

“We are honored to welcome Project Eagle to Beaufort County, South Carolina,” said Blakely Williams, president of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“The investment that Project Eagle is making in the people of Beaufort County represents a significant commitment to our community, and we couldn’t be more grateful. The 45 new jobs this company is creating in Beaufort will make a real difference in the lives of so many, and we look forward to seeing the impact it will have on the Lowcountry for a very long time.”

A full announcement on where the company will be located and hiring information will be released in early 2017.

For more information, visit www.beaufortchamber.org.