A high-tech firm in Lancaster County is once again expanding its roots — breaking ground on a third addition to its corporate campus in as many years as doing business in South Carolina.
Red Ventures moved to Indian Land from Charlotte in 2009 with the promise of $35 million in investment bringing 1,000 new jobs to the Palmetto State. Today, the company employs more than 1,500 workers on its campus off U.S. 521.
Red Ventures Chief Executive Officer Ric Elias.:
Elias said Thursday the company plans to hire 400 more employees in the coming months. The new facility will accommodate the next 1,000 new employees set to be hired in the next five to seven years.
The new facility will sit four stories high, occupy 180,000 square feet of space and house, among other things, a six-lane bowling alley, outdoor amphitheater, food court and beer garden.
S.C. Governor Nikki Haley was one of a number of public officials on hand for Thursday’s groundbreaking. Haley said companies like Red Ventures are the future of the South Carolina workforce.:
In October 2009, then-Governor Mark Sanford visited the company celebrating the move to South Carolina.
“South Carolina is going to continue to have Red Ventures’ back,” Haley said. “We want to see you succeed.”