COLUMBIA, S.C. – Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) is expanding its existing operations in Berkeley County. Through this continued growth, the company expects to create 200 new jobs over the next five years.
With approximately 15,000 employees worldwide, SAIC is a $4.5 billion technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions to the federal government in the technical, engineering, intelligence and enterprise information technology (IT) markets. The company designs and develops IT solutions that empower diplomatic missions, support military operations and advance both sea and space explorations.
SAIC will be expanding its platform integration and production operations by moving into a new facility at North Pointe Commerce Park in Hanahan, S.C. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2018, and those interested in joining the SAIC team should visit www.saic.com for more information.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.
“SAIC has a long legacy of doing business in South Carolina. This investment is directly tied to the expansion of our platform integration operations and is a critical component of our long-term strategy. We appreciate the support from South Carolina, the City of Hanahan and Berkeley County. Governor McMaster’s commitment to supporting this initiative was integral in enabling us to build upon our strong relationship with the state. We are excited to grow our talented workforce as we continue to address our customers’ most critical missions.” –SAIC CEO Tony Moraco
“The State of South Carolina is leading the way in industry growth, and announcements like this one by SAIC are proof of that. This innovative company could be investing anywhere in the world, yet they’ve chosen to strengthen their commitment to our state and its people. I wish them continued success for many years to come.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
“Manufacturing growth continues to be a critical piece of South Carolina’s economic development strategy. We are thrilled to welcome this continued investment in Berkeley County and look forward to seeing the difference these 200 new jobs will make in the community.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Berkeley County is thrilled to welcome this additional investment and the job opportunities for our residents. It is a true honor to have the county continue its role in supporting our national defense. This great industry, along with Joint Base Charleston Naval Weapons Station and SPAWAR, provides resources and equipment that are vital for the men and women in our armed services. This is consistent with Berkeley County’s efforts to contribute to our military and support the heroes who defend our great county.” –Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler
“We are excited that SAIC will be expanding its operation and bringing hundreds of quality jobs to the City of Hanahan. Most importantly, we are proud that Hanahan continues to be a destination for companies that provide critical support services to the United States military.” –City of Hanahan Mayor Minnie Newman
“We’re pleased SAIC recognizes the competitive advantages offered by the Charleston region and doubled down on its investment here. We’re proud of the work they do supporting America’s military, and proud Charleston offers the needed STEM talent to fuel their continued success.” –Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board Chairman Will Helmly
FIVE FAST FACTS
SAIC® is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC’s more than 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, since 2011, the Palmetto State has ranked among top three in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis, according to IBM-Plant Location International. Additionally, in five of seven years, the state has won the Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities’ State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
Adrienne R. Fairwell, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce