Company will bring 1,500 jobs to Hampton County’s ag campus

S.C. Governor Henry McMaster was in Hampton County Sept. 2 with other state officials to announce a new agriculture technology campus that will offer 1,500 jobs.

Located in the new Opportunity Zone, an initiative sponsored by State Senator Tim Scott in an effort to bring jobs to distressed counties, the 150,000-square-foot distribution center of the Agriculture Technologies Campus (ATC) will be a packing, distribution and processing company that will make South Carolina the leader in agriculture.

“This is exactly the sort of investment we expected in creating Opportunity Zones, and ATC is a classic example of the potential for zones across the country,” said Senator Scott. “This will bring jobs to underserved areas like Hampton County.”

The campus is expected to be operational in 2022 with full operation expected by 2025.