A new FedEx Ground distribution facility is coming to Lakemont Business Park in Fort Mill, according to an announcement this morning by the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
The $14 million investment is expected to generate 22 new jobs in the nearly 113,000 square foot facility. “Finding the right location for a distribution center is important as it helps us meet our customers’ needs for timely and reliable shipping of their packages," said FedEx Ground Carolina Region Managing Director Stephen Johnston in the release. "York County is the right fit for our company, providing us with a positive business environment, a top-notch labor force and close proximity to major interstates. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials." FedEx will locate a new regional distribution center in York County, and, along with the 22 full-time jobs, expects to add up to 84 part-time positions and 99 independent contractor opportunities.
In the release, York County Council Chairman Buddy Motz said York County is excited about the opportunity.
"The new jobs and capital investment represented by FedEx Ground are appreciated and may signal the start of economic recovery for our area,” Motz said. FedEx Ground is a leader in the small-package ground shipping industry, serving business and residential customers throughout the world, said Joe Taylor, secretary of commerce.
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"The company’s decision to locate a new distribution facility in York County speaks volumes to the momentum in this area and the quality infrastructure and convenient access to markets," Taylor said. "Thanks to the team effort by state and local officials, York County will benefit from this investment now and in the future."