CH2M, a global consulting, design, construction and operations firm, is expanding its Palmetto State operations with a 70,000-square-foot, multi-million dollar, facility at the new Holder Properties' build-to-suit facility at Bonaventure Circle off of Verdae Blvd. in Greenville, South Carolina. The investment will involve relocation of 350 professional positions and is expected to generate 50 new jobs.
Strategically located along the Interstate 85 growth corridor, half-way between Atlanta and Charlotte, CH2M's Upstate operation currently delivers large capital projects in the chemicals, fibers, manufacturing, transportation and life sciences markets.
"We look forward to establishing a state-of-the-art, next generation workplace within the Verdae Community with its many recreational amenities and nearby commercial districts. CH2M is often ranked as one of the best companies to work for in the U.S., ranked No. 25 in 2015 according to Business Insider, and our goal is to be the engineering employer of choice in the Upstate community,” said CH2M Regional Vice President Kent E. Smith.
According to South Carolina Department of Commerce officials, CH2M looks to significantly grow its operations in the Upstate, allowing the company to better meet increasing customer demand. Throughout the site selection process, CH2M prioritized a number of amenities including technology, building infrastructure and location, all aimed at employee retention and recruitment.
As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
"It's always exciting when a company decides to expand its operations and create new jobs in our state. This multi-million dollar investment and the 50 new jobs it will create will have a tremendous impact on our Upstate community, and I look forward to watching CH2M continue to grow and thrive there for many years to come,” said Governor Nikki Haley.
"As a forward-thinking and growing company serving critical infrastructure and engineering markets, CH2M Hill is a great fit for the Greenville County and the Upstate. The company's expansion and increased investment in Greenville County is a testament not only to its overall strength, but to the supportive business environment and the world-class engineering talent pool we have here,” Greenville County Council Chairman Dr. Bob Taylor said.