Fitesa To Expand Simpsonville Facility, Add At Least 32 Jobs

November 12, 2013

As the South Carolina Inland Port was announcing the beginning of regular service for all ocean carriers and clients today, Greer Economic Development Executive Director Reno Deaton was illustrating its impact on Greer to City Council.

The first regular departure from Charleston to Greer was Tuesday, with the start of regular arrivals and departures at SCIP on Wednesday. The Greer port has spent nearly a month finessing all facets of the transportation facility.

Deaton told City Council the total number of new inquiries and prospects “coming into our pipeline in 2013 was very robust. It’s been a very consistent level of activity. April on that number picks up, no small coincidence that April was groundbreaking (March 1) for the inland port facility. That new project for us has been tremendous for new business activity.”

BMW Manufacturing Co. of Greer is the cornerstone tenant at the inland port. It’s $13.4 million, 414,000 square foot warehouse sits just yards away from the port, on property leased from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

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