Greenwood County Council talks Sun and sirens
Development project would bring 304 jobs, $196M investment
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 8:21 PM
Sun and sirens were major topics of conversation Tuesday night at the regular meeting of Greenwood County Council.
Greenwood County emergency services director Derek Kinney discusses emergency sirens Tuesday with Greenwood County Council. (Chris Trainor | Index-Journal)
Council unanimously passed a resolution to authorize an incentive agreement with an economic development project code named Project Sun. Council also heard first reading on an ordinance that provides incentives to Project Sun, including a special source revenue credit and the benefits of a multi-county industrial and business park.
According to Partnership Alliance CEO Mark Warner, Project Sun is a manufacturing project that would bring in 304 new jobs and about $196 million in capital investment.Warner said Greenwood is competitively seeking the project.
"We are very competitive," Warner said. "It is down to a small handful of communities left in this search. ... It's a good project. It is a great investment, good job count and the wages are good. So, yeah, it is one we obviously are encouraged by and excited about and we want to see them here in Greenwood."
In other business Tuesday, Council had yet another lengthy discussion on the possibility of phasing out the county's emergency weather warning sirens. The possibility of ending the use of the sirens has been a topic of conversation between county staff and Council since at least early April.
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