COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 1,500 agribusiness jobs are coming to a rural pocket of South Carolina in what officials are calling the largest such investment in the country that’s part of an opportunity zone.
Gov. Henry McMaster said Wednesday the $314 million investment would be a boon to Hampton County.
Officials said the “agriculture technology campus” would include greenhouses for locally grown produce like tomatoes and leafy greens, as well as a 150,000-square-foot distribution center and packing facility.
Opportunity zones offer tax incentives when profits are re-invested into businesses located in places that are generally starved from outside investment.