Job growth in Greenville County continues to grow in 2012 as AVX Corp announced that they will add about 400 manufacturing and R&D jobs to their Fountain Inn site. Of that total, 279 will be new hires with about 150 being transferred from the Myrtle Beach location. AVX makes electronic and inter-connect components, and is renovating a 130- acre complex that currently has two buildings formerly occupied by Mita copiers and toners. Greenville County has already added 2300 new jobs during the first half of 2012 and has the lowest unemployment rate in the state with 7.6%, compared to a statewide average of 9.1%. Fountain Inn has some interesting history and great homes too! Click here for more information on Fountain Inn real estate.
Church Street Construction Complete
The traffic slowdown on downtown’s Church Street from construction is finally over, and marks the completion of a federal stimulus grant started three years ago. The appearance is much more appealing now, with more pedestrian and biking space, sidewalks, a center island with trees, new street lights, and improved road crossings. The improvements will connect several neighborhoods in the area and provide a better non-auto corridor into downtown from the Augusta Road area. Wal-mart has expressed interest in a vacant parcel of land along Church Street, but it may not be large enough to pass city ordinance for development. The City plans to improve other busy roadways in a similar fashion as funds become available. These include Academy Street and the Main Street - Heritage Green area harboring the main Library and the Upstate History Museum. Looking for homes downtown? Click here.
The Cliffs Relocate Marketing Dept to Greenville
The Cliffs Communities, a series of upscale golf communities located in the mountainous northern section of Greenville County, has moved its marketing office to downtown Greenville. Known as Urbana Cliffs, the downtown site centralizes their sales efforts and cuts costs as newly owned organization comes out of bankruptcy later this year. The new owners are SunTx Urbana, which owns 70% of the unsold lots, the Carlisle Development Group which owns the club amenities, and Arendale Holdings which is a golf community management division. For more information on Greenville area golf communities click here.
It has been hot lately with highs in the 90s, but not as bad as the heat wave that hit the country last week. Looks like there will be a good chance of thundershowers this week which will keep the highs in the 80s.