While I was looking for good news to share with you, I found this article in the Fort Mill Times by Jenney Overman. The article is about an engineering and construction firm planning to open an office in our area.
The company is URS Corp which is a San Francisco based multinational engineering and construction firm. URS is looking at 3 possible locations. One of the locations is the vacated HSBC office building on Hwy 521 in Indian Land. The subprime loan crash forced HSBC to close their Indian land office last fall. The other two locations URS is considering are in Charlotte. Jenny states a URS company spokesperson said negotiations have begun on the former HSBC space. 200 employees mostly engineers will be needed to staff the office and are planned to be recruited locally.
This news and along with Freightliner’s relocation news to Fort Mill continues to support the fact that our area continues to grow even with signs of economic slow down elsewhere.