Retail giant Walmart’s decision to build a $220 million import distribution center off Interstate 26 in Dorchester County was by far the biggest economic development announcement in the Charleston region in 2020, according to a new report from the S.C. Commerce Department.
The 3-million-square-foot facility, announced in July, will take goods imported through the Port of Charleston and distribute them to 850 stores throughout the Southeast. It will be the anchor tenant in the State Ports Authority’s retail-focused Ridgeville Commerce Park and is expected to start operations by April 2022 with about 1,000 employees.
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