Spartina 449 plans to expand its accounting and operations divisions by locating to a 40,000 square-foot facility, located between Hilton Head Island and Savannah on Daufuskie Island, in Bluffton, South Carolina.
"We’re very pleased to keep all of our employees local as we make this transition to a larger facility. Spartina 449 has so many loyal fans in the area, and it supports our brand to remain rooted here. The Lowcountry is the essence of our company, the lifeblood of all our designs and creativity, from the people on our own team to the beautiful place in which we live,” said Spartina 449 President Curt Seymour.
"South Carolina has a pro-business environment that allows entrepreneurs and homegrown firms to be successful, and today's announcement by Spartina 449 is a testament to that,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said.
"This development underscores the great value proposition investors and business owners see in our communities. Spartina executives were concerned about retaining the company's dedicated and loyal workforce. We're pleased that the solution to its business needs could be found in Bluffton. We continue to be very pleased and proud to have Spartina as a part of our community,” said Beaufort County Council Chairman Paul Sommerville.
"Economic development is a team sport. Knowing how competitive it is for business, we’re glad that the team Beaufort County has in place at the local, county and regional levels, along with our partners at Palmetto Electric, was successful in retaining Spartina’s growing operations,” Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation Chairman Stephen Murray said.
“The Don Ryan Center for Innovation is proud to be a facilitator in Spartina 449’s relocation of its operation center to Bluffton. Spartina 449’s evolution into an industry leader, from a home-based business, is an example of what is capable when a business has a solid support system and business fundamentals. Spartina 449 is also an example of how a rapidly-growing business can thrive in Bluffton, a town which prides itself with its pro-business culture, while offering an extremely high quality of life. We hope other companies follow Spartina 449 to this region,” Don Ryan Center for Innovation Board of Directors Chairman Matt Green explained.