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Location & Expansion Log

Diverse companies – from startups to multinational corporations – continue to relocate and expand existing operations in the Charleston region.

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CRDA-Facilitated Projects


Sea Pac LLC

October 12, 2015

Jobs: 200
Investment: $40 Million

Transloading, warehousing, packaging and logistics of plastic resins

Sea Pac is building a 1.5 million-square-foot facility on 100+ acres. Plans call for creating 50 new jobs with a goal of expanding to more than 200 employees by 2020. The company chose the Charleston region for its "tremendous global connectivity, which features access to the nation's most productive port," according to company officials.

Volvo Car USA

May 12, 2015

Jobs: 2,000
Investment: $500 Million

Automobile Manufacturing

The Swedish automaker, Volvo Cars, has announced it will locate its first North American manufacturing plant in the Charleston region. The new operation will be located near the intersection of Interstates 26 & 95, and will manufacture latest-generation Volvo models for sale in the United States and for export to global markets through the Port of Charleston. The new $500 million Volvo plant is expected to create 2,000 new jobs over the next decade and up to 4,000 jobs by 2030.


February 24, 2015

Jobs: 400
Investment: $0.76 Million

Telephone answering and outsourced reception services

Moneypenny looks after telephone calls for businesses of all shapes and sizes - from sole proprietors right up to multinational corporations. For larger companies, Moneypenny can either support an existing reception team or provide a fully outsourced switchboard function. Based in Wrexham, UK, Charleston, USA and Auckland, New Zealand, Moneypenny has over 400 staff, a figure that is growing at a rapid rate. The company was founded by a brother and sister team in 2000 and now handles over 9 million calls a year for over 7,000 businesses. Moneypenny is proud to have won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and has been in The Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ three times.

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