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Mercom Expands Pawley’s Island, South Carolina, Operations Hub

04/28/2016
Mercom, a premier technology firm, is expanding its existing operations in Georgetown County, South Carolina. The company is investing nearly $6 million and is expected to create 152 new jobs over the next five years.

To expand operations in Georgetown County, the company is constructing a new 20,000-square-foot building across the street from its existing complex, which is located at 313 Commerce Drive in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. With construction on the new facility currently ongoing, hiring for the new positions is already underway.

As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $400,000 grant to assist with the costs of real property improvements, as well as job development credits related to the project.

“We are thrilled to expand our headquarters in Georgetown County and are committed to continued collaboration with county leaders, education and workforce development. As our federal customers continue to transition and upgrade their IT enterprises and deal with cybersecurity concerns, Mercom’s multibillion dollar ceiling contracts allow them to procure those solutions through Mercom and fuel our growth for years to come,” said President/CEO of Mercom Stella Mercado.

“Having a significant, technology-based company locate their U.S. headquarters in Pawleys Island is a game changer for this coastal portion of Georgetown County. We are delighted by the commitment to our community and county that Mercom CEO, Stella Mercado, has shown over the years as Mercom has expanded, and we are further impressed by her willingness to remain involved,” Georgetown County Councilman Steve Goggans noted.

“Mercom is a leading firm in the information technology sector and is a great example of a company that is diversifying the Georgetown County economic base as it continues to grow and prosper. Our quality of life along with our shared vision for the direction of the county played significant roles in the company’s decision to build its corporate headquarters here and serve as the anchor for our new technology campus,” said Georgetown County Economic Development Director Brian Tucker.

Mercom has been a treasured member of the South Carolina family, and we couldn’t be more excited to see them continue to succeed here. This $6 million investment, and the 150 jobs it means for Georgetown County, is the latest example of Mercom’s commitment to the people of our state, and that’s something we can all celebrate,” Governor Nikki Haley said.

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