Belk Inc., plans a $4.5 million investment in a distribution center in Union County, northern South Carolina, which is expected to generate an estimated 124 new jobs.
"Belk's eCommerce growth has been very strong, and to accommodate the demand from our customers, we need additional fulfillment space. We are pleased to fulfill that need with this new facility in Union County," said Belk President and COO John R. Belk. "South Carolina offers us an excellent business environment, a strong workforce and exceptional access to markets. We appreciate all the support we've received from state and local officials in making this project a reality."
As an incentive, South Carolina Economic Development will assist with the recruitment, applications and training process for the facility
"It's a great day in South Carolina and we celebrate Belk's decision to invest $4.5 million and create 124 new jobs in Union County. We are committed to bringing new jobs to communities all across our state, and announcements like this show we are on the right track in our economic development efforts," said Gov. Nikki Haley.
"We are happy with Belk's decision to locate here from several aspects. First and foremost, it means jobs for our citizens while at the same time utilizing a previously vacant building. Belk's business model will provide diverse job opportunities in an ever increasing, technologically based commerce," said Union County Supervisor Tommy Sinclair.