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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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RFQs sent to 70 developers for Knowledge Park project

The public-private partnership to develop the area between downtown Rock Hill and Winthrop University into a Knowledge Park is moving along full speed ahead. Requests for qualifications have been sent and Rock Hill Economic Development Director Stephen Turner says they¬† were sent to developers the Economic Development Corporation has come to know over the past […]

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Comporium makes second payment in $1M pledge towards utility, road upgrades

A $2.6 million utility and road improvement project in Rock Hill’s Textile Corridor received another $360,000 from the one of the city’s largest employers. Rock Hill-based Comporium Communications handed city officials the second of three installments of a $1 million payment to improve utilities around the former Rock Hill Printing and Finishing site adjacent to […]

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Old Town Market Hall opens its doors, Millstone Pizza coming soon

Rock Hill’s newest downtown venue officially opened its doors Tuesday. The Old Town Market Hall sits on what was not long ago a blighted property that had seen its better days as a general store, dry cleaners and youth center. Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols says the project was a public-private partnership where the city […]

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Second parking garage to serve Downtown East, future hotel and park

With a joint project between the City of Rock Hill and Comporium Communications soon getting underway on a new office building downtown, city planners gave city council a closer look at what’s to come from a parking standpoint of the Downtown East project. With a park set to be built on what is now the […]

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‘Knowledge Park’ touted as a new way spark high-tech jobs in Rock Hill

Efforts to revitalize Rock Hill’s former textile corridor took a new shape Monday as economic development leaders unveiled their latest plan for the former site of the Rock Hill Printing and Finishing plant. The site, mostly vacant since 1998 and more recently, bulldozed, is now a prime spot for launching a Knowledge Park, says Rock […]

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City, RHEDC and partners to launch downtown business incubator

Economic Developers in Rock Hill announced Friday plans to launch a small business incubator in Rock Hill’s downtown to help grow technology-based businesses. The incubator would provide services and to accelerate the formation and growth of more locally based businesses. Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation Chairman Andy Shene is enthusiastic about the initiative. Toy Rhea, […]

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