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A nearly 900-acre tract of land at Tyger River Industrial Park North on Highway 290 in Moore is open for development
Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Carter Smith said the Pacolet Milliken-owned property has completed the certification process to ensure there are no environmental concerns and utilities can easily be installed.
"It is now shovel ready on both sides (of Highway 290)," Smith said. "This is one area where you will continue to see activity. They have specifically set aside the property for industrial, distribution type of development."
Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt and Smith, who both visited the park Thursday, expressed optimism about the site's future economic development prospects.
"From a business standpoint, Highway 290 is the fastest growing area in the county," Smith said.
Tyger River Industrial Park includes a middle and southern section which is already developed.
Toray Industries' construction of a new facility near the intersection of highways 290 and 221 continues this month. Toray is one of several companies that have chosen to locate in the park. Toray is expected to begin operations in summer 2017. The company will specialize in the production of precast and prepreg carbon fiber.
While new construction continues, several spec buildings on Highway 290 have been constructed and marketed to new business. Smith said a 155,000-square-foot spec building at the Hillside Enterprise Park was recently constructed and should attract new business along the highway. The spec building is located on 80 acres, providing more space for future development. Carter said he anticipates an announcement soon on what company will occupy the spec building.
Smith said he believes companies are also attracted to Highway 290 because they have access to facilities at Spartanburg Community College's Tyger River Campus. The campus on Tuesday is scheduled to open newly renovated space that will allow companies room for light manufacturing and temporary office space. The campus is also used as a startup center for entrepreneurs.