Summerville, SC

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Summerville, SC

City Description

Town of an est. 50k pop. in Low Country of SC (http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/45/4570270.html). About 25 miles west of Charleston, SC. Three distinct commercial areas - N. Summerville by the interstate (exit 199), historic downtown (with quaint Town Square) and Oakbrook along the Ashley River. New interstate interchange at Exit 197 scheduled to open late spring/early summer providing a new entryway into Summerville and new commercial area.

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Key Reasons for Investment

7th fastest growing municipality in SC. Excellent public school system and utilities. Within larger Charleston MSA. 12 miles from new location of Volvo (I-26, Exit 187), hiring now with first test cars to roll off assembly line in summer 2018; large employers in Charleston region include SC Research Authority, SC Ports Authority, Boeing, Bosch, Nucor, Benefit Focus, Google. Mercedes Benz.

Current and Future Development

2014 Vision Plan (www.summervillesc.gov/visionplan); The Dorchester, mixed use in heart of historic downtown including 65 room boutique hotel, 27 condo units, 10k sq. ft. conference facility, 157 space parking garage, full service restaurant, roof top bar, street front commercial space; Nexton, mixed use development by WestRock, formerly Mead Westvaco; new interchange along I-26 at mile marker 197 creating new roadway into Summerville through undeveloped area (growing industrial along interstate, mixed use planned inward toward Town from new interchange); 3rd phase of Berlin G. Myers Parkway soon to be approved for construction (extends existing Parkway around heart of Summerville south to reconnect with US Hwy. 17-A).

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