Since January of 2015, work has been ongoing to develop a robust countywide park and recreation system.
On 11/8/16, Dorchester County voters approved 61% to 39% the Parks and Libraries Capital Bond Referendum. This means that $13 million in park bond proceeds may be utilized to develop and open Ashley River Park, Pine Trace Natural Area, Courthouse Park, and various trail projects to the public.
Located just one mile south of I-26 and 28 miles from the Port of Charleston, this 750+ acres industrial campus is ideal for distribution and manufacturing users needing direct access to the Port of Charleston.
Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL), a leading India-based manufacturer, will launch its first U.S. manufacturing operation at the Ridgeville Industrial Campus. SCL is a prominent supplier of aluminum cast products to global automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Over the next five years, SCL will invest approximately $50 million dollar and create 130 new jobs in Dorchester County.
Winding Woods Commerce Park encompasses over 1,300 acres with prime intermodal access by US Highway 78 and rail. The construction of a speculative building at Winding Woods Commerce Park is monumental for St. George. Part of the western portion of Dorchester County with more rural attributes, the need for jobs and investment is a significant priority to the community.
Speculative Buildings are proven economic development tools in South Carolina that will bring additional prospects to the community and increase exposure for the commerce park in its entirety. In addition to the anticipation of jobs and investment, the industrial park also brings more advanced infrastructure by the securing of water, sewer, and reclaim water at the site.
The building will be a catalyst for attracting industry to the area and promoting the county’s proximity to the intersection of two major interstates: I-95 and I-26. What makes this project even more pivotal is the involvement of the community in supporting it and making the spec building a reality. Several partners including Santee Cooper, Edisto Electric, and our local legislative delegation played a role in assisting in the financing of the building. The Winding Woods speculative building completion is set for Summer 2017.