Jafza Prepares To Unveil Plan; Summit Sells OutBy
By Gene Zaleski Times and Democrat
“Going Global, Acting Local, Coming to the Table – Vision 2020.”
The theme of Orangeburg County’s economic development summit will aim to reverse the age-old proverb that hindsight is 20/20 by focusing the county on its future and leaving the past without any regrets.
County economic development leaders and officials have touted the summit as what they hope to be a catalyst to put feet on the proverbial “sleeping giant” that is Orangeburg County.
The summit – the third held by the county since 1995 and its second in the past three years – is hosted by the Orangeburg County Development Commission and Orangeburg County Council.
The summit will be held at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Headlining the event is the much-anticipated unveiling of the Dubai-based Jafza International’s master plan. Steve Eames, executive vice president for operations of Jafza Americas Inc. and Jafza South Carolina LLC, will make the presentation.
Jafza, a subsidiary of Dubai World, first announced in September 2007 its intent to invest between $600 million and $700 million in Orangeburg County near Santee.
Plans call for a 1,300-acre logistics, manufacturing and distribution park that could mean about 6,000 direct jobs.
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I can’t tell you how big of an impact I believe the Jafza development will be. Unfortunately, I waited too long and didn’t register in time for the event on Wednesday……….
Michael Dodds, MAI, CCIM, MRICS