Physicians Choice Laboratory Services, a provider of testing services to clinicians, is investing $24.1 million to establish its new facility in Rock Hill, York County, South Carolina, with plans to create 364 jobs.
"We are excited to move forward with our plans to locate operations in York County. Our company is seeing increasing demand for our services, so this expansion will allow us to better serve our customers. South Carolina offers us an excellent business environment and a skilled workforce. We appreciate the support we've received from state and local officials," said Joe Wiegel, president of operations for Physicians Choice Laboratory Services.
Physicians Choice Laboratory Services will consolidate and expand its current operations in a new facility located at Riverwalk Business Park, near U.S. Hwy 21 and I-77 in Rock Hill. The new facility is expected to be in operation by July 2013.
"Today's announcement by Physicians Choice Laboratory Services is another big win for South Carolina. We celebrate the company's decision to put roots down in the Palmetto State, investing $24.1 million and creating 364 well-paying jobs in York County. We work with companies like Physicians Choice Laboratory Services every day to show them that South Carolina is the right place to do business," said Gov. Nikki Haley.
"We are building on our reputation in the life sciences club, and the announcement by Physicians Choice Laboratory Services is an important part of that. By offering companies the right business climate and workforce talent, we can continue to attract job-creating investments like this one to South Carolina," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
York County Council Chairman Dr. Britt Blackwell said, "PCLS provides crucial services to the medical profession and has recognized that York County is able to offer an excellent, available labor force, strategic market location and outstanding access to the Charlotte regional healthcare community. The more than 360 new jobs and over $24 million in new capital investment will jumpstart business development in Riverwalk resulting in even more new companies calling Rock Hill and York County home."
As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits, which will be available when hiring targets are met.