â??When a new business comes into South Carolina, it speaks volumes about our workforce. It echoes to the nation that we are just right for business. I am excited to see what the future has in store for Birdsong and their new home in Darlington Count,.â?? said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
Birdsong Corp. of Virginia announced it is investing $47 million in a new plant in Darlington County.â??Announcing 55 new jobs coming to Darlington County is great news for the state and the local community. We applaud Birdsong Peanuts for their investment of $47.3 million and for the major role they play in the continued growth of our stateâ??s agribusiness sector," said Gov. Nikki Haley.
â??Birdsong brings a long history of success and reputation of excellence to our community. Their investment in capital and job creation in the agri-business field opens doors of opportunity for our farming communit,â?? said Frank Willis, executive director Darlington County Economic Development PartnershipThe Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits and a $500,000 rural infrastructure grant for the Birdsong building and site improvements.