Volvo Selects South Carolina for first American Manufacturing Plant
Will invest a half billion dollars and create up to 4,000 jobs
(Columbia, SC) – House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) released the following statement in response to Volvo’s announcement that the company has selected Berkeley County, South Carolina as the site for its first American manufacturing plant.
“Volvo’s decision to build its first American manufacturing plant in Berkeley County is a testament to the hard work of so many, notably Gov Haley and her economic development team, but also the tremendous efforts of state and local policy makers to create a pro-business environment,” Speaker Lucas stated. “Volvo’s potential 4,000 new jobs and $500 million investment in our economy will dramatically expand our state’s automotive and manufacturing base. We welcome Volvo Car Corporation to South Carolina and look forward to watching its success for years to come.”