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RHEDC recommends Delaware developer for Knowledge Park project

The Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation voted Monday to recommend Delaware-based Sora-Phelps be the lead developer for the proposed Knowledge Park between downtown and Winthrop University. Andy Shene, who chairs the Knowledge Park Leadership Group,says Sora-Phelps was chosen for its experience.  However, Shene says that’s not the only reason it was selected. The RHEDC also […]

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Pennies for Progress funding White Street improvements, traffic circle

Starting next year, work on West White Street from Wilson Street to Stewart Street as part of York County’s Pennies for Progress road improvement program. Phil Leazer manages that program and says another part of it calls for extending White Street to Constitution Boulevard and creating a multi-lane traffic circle. Leazer says that specific part […]

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Technology Incubator formally opens in Rock Hill’s Old Town

The highly anticipated grand opening of Rock Hill’s Technology Incubator finally took place Tuesday. The incubator, a joint effort between the City of Rock Hill, private partners and Clemson University,  will help technology-based startup firms create jobs and become successful. Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation Chairman Greg Rutherford says the Technology Incubator will become the […]

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Rock Hill developers shelve 139 Main condo project

“It’s now on the the shelf.” That’s how Rock Hill developer Skip Tuttle describes the work on razing the former Woolworth Building on East Main Street and turning it in to a 46-unit apartment complex. After years of work stringing together public and private funds, the project’s leaders say the cost of building the complex […]

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‘Old Town East’ construction gets underway

Comporium Communications broke ground today on a new 48,000 square foot office building in downtown Rock Hill. The Downtown East project will be home to 150 employees from several different companies with Comporium building the facility and funding the construction in a fountain across the street. Officials with Comporium Communications, the Warren Norman and Company, […]

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Rutherford tapped as new Rock Hill Economic Development Corp. Chair

After two years as chairman of the Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation, Andy Shene exits his post — while new chair Greg Rutherford says he’ll be filling some incredibly large shoes. Thursday night, Rutherford took over as head of the city’s economic development group on the cusp of a number of projects set to get […]

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City Leaders: ‘Knowledge Park’ progress is underway

In the next few months, City of Rock Hill staff will start reviewing qualifications from a pool of 70 developers as to who might be tasked with turning the city’s textile corridor into a new multi-use plan known as Knowledge Park. City Council reviewed the latest renderings of what parts of the project might look […]

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