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FedEx Says Upstate South Carolina on Short List for Hub

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August 2, 2008

By Trevor Anderson – Spartanburg Herald Journal

The Greenville-Spartanburg metro area is a finalist in the hunt for a $110 million, 400,000-square-foot FedEx Ground Southeastern shipping hub that would employ about 470 workers at full capacity, the company said Friday.

David Westrick, a spokesman for Pittsburgh-based FedEx Ground, said Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Guilford, N.C., are also being considered. He said the company should make its decision in September, with the facility possibly opening in 2010.

“We are looking for a site to build a new hub facility for the Southeast, and I can confirm Greenville-Spartanburg is an area we’re looking at,” Westrick said.

The Nashville Business Journal reported Thursday a tax abatement valued at $2.56 million over the next 10 years was approved Wednesday for the Murfreesboro distribution center by the Rutherford County Industrial Development Board.

The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area in Greensboro, N.C., reported Friday that Guilford County commissioners approved incentives for FedEx Ground worth $952,500, over three years, contingent on the company meeting certain employment and investment benchmarks.

David Cordeau, president and CEO of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, said as a matter of policy, he does not comment on potential projects.

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