Freight News, Logistics

Walmart making $220 million investment in Dorchester County

[ July 22, 2020   //   ]

Walmart recently announced plans to build a $220 million distribution center in Dorchester County, near Ridgeville, SC. The DC will benefit the Port of Charleston.
“Walmart is the recognized leader in supply chain innovation and performance,” said S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome. “Having this world-class company choose our market for their distribution center is the ultimate vote of confidence in S.C. Ports and in South Carolina. Walmart’s investment will create jobs for South Carolinians and boost cargo volumes at the Port of Charleston.”
The announcement was the culmination of an effort, supported by state, county and local officials, to strengthen Walmart’s supply chain network while creating more than 1,000 new jobs.
Once completed, the new storage and cross-dock facility will span nearly three million square feet. This direct import distribution center, which will take approximately 14 months to build, will supply several regional distribution centers supporting approximately 850 Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs across South Carolina and beyond.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. The Council also awarded Dorchester County a $5 million Set-Aside grant to assist with related project costs.