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Identity of "Project George Washington" Revealed

Daniel Prince

Dollar General Distribution set to expand

At Tuesday night’s Union County Council meeting, Union County Development Board Director Dolton Williams announced the identity of “Project George Washington”. Council approved third and final reading of a fee-in-lieu-of-tax and incentive agreement for the project, and they also unanimously passed first reading of an ordinance creating a multi-county industrial park with Spartanburg County for Dolgencorp, LLC. Williams stated that the project in question was an expansion of the Dollar General Distribution Center. The expansion will bring an additional capital investment of $42 million and 80 new full-time jobs. Williams said he could not comment on the specifics of what would go into the expanded space, as Dollar General had not released that to him, though he said it appeared that Dollar General has acquired another company and will run that operation out of the Jonesville facility. The expansion will add another 300,000 square feet to the existing 1.2 million square foot facility.

Another economic development project is in the works, which Supervisor Frank Hart said is pretty much a done deal, even though it has not officially been announced yet. Council unanimously passed first reading of an ordinance on an infrastructure credit agreement for what is known as Project Pluto. The agreement will include an expansion of an existing multi-county business park in Union County. It would appear that the new project would be an expansion of an existing industry in Union County, though nothing has been announced yet.

In other matters, the council unanimously voted to approve second reading on a quit claim deed for an unopened street in Carlisle. The deed on the property will go to the city and be used as part of the Union-Carlisle Wastewater project. Council also approved first reading of an ordinance to convey county-owned property to Savvy Builders, LLC.

We’ll have more from the meeting in tomorrow’s newscast.

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