A provider of information technology services, SPARC, will invest more than $11 million to expand its existing facility and operations in Berkeley County, South Carolina, with plans to generate 310 new jobs over the next four years.
The firm plans to expand and consolidate its operations on one campus. The company will purchase the building in which it currently operates, at 2387 Clements Ferry Road, and intends to construct an additional structure. The expanded campus will provide at least 80,000 square feet of production space. The new facilities will include greater amenities and better meeting space, as well as a new auditorium. The company expects the new facilities will also offer the potential for future expansion. Construction is expected to begin in January and the new building will be in use in the fourth quarter of 2013.
As an incentive to spark expansion, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits, which will be available when hiring targets are met.
“Our award-winning culture has filled our current building to capacity, so we’re excited to build a full campus for our team,” said Eric Bowman, SPARC CEO. “The new multi-building environment will not only deliver a great place to do business for our team, partners, and customers, but enable us to create over 300 new technology and professional jobs here in the Lowcountry.“
“SPARC is one of the new high-tech, high energy corporations that continues to move us toward the next generation of technical solutions. I’m excited and encouraged to see the tech industry continue to grow and prosper in Berkeley County,” said Berkeley County Supervisor Dan Davis.
“The Charleston region is one of the nation’s fastest growing mid-size metros for IT/software jobs, because companies and talent know they’ll be successful here,” said Wayne Hall, Charleston Regional Development Alliance Board chairman. “SPARC is consistently rated as a great place to work and we’re pleased they’ve chosen to expand and deepen their roots in Berkeley County. It’s a testament to our region’s skilled workforce and business-friendly environment.”