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Clarksville leaders plan intercity visit to South Carolina

 

The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that this year’s Intercity Visit will be May 19-21 in Greenville, South Carolina. The trip gives business and community leaders a chance to see what other cities are doing by examining community practices and lessons learned.

The trip to Greenville is both timely and relevant because community leaders are hopeful that what happened for Greenville over the past 15 years is on the horizon for Clarksville-Montgomery County. The announcement of a new BMW plant in 1992 and subsequent expansions have transformed Spartanburg County, South Carolina. The plant is at the center of growth in the “Upstate South Carolina” region. The initial investment of $2.2 billion has created over 23,000 jobs in the state. According to a study by the University of South Carolina, the plant generates more than $1.2 billion dollars in salaries each year. It’s estimated that for every job at the facility, another 4.3 jobs have been created. In addition, thousands more jobs have been formed because of the automotive parts suppliers and research facilities that have invested in the area. «Read the rest of this article»

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