House Means and Ways Committee meets to discuss building in Blythewood

South Carolina is pulling out the checkbook to help bring 4,000 jobs and a $2 billion private...
South Carolina is pulling out the checkbook to help bring 4,000 jobs and a $2 billion private investment to Blythewood.(Chris Joseph)
Published: Mar. 8, 2023 at 9:01 AM EST
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RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The House and Ways Committee is meeting today on how and where the state will get the $1.3 billion to entice Scout Motors to build in Blythewood.


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The meeting started at 9:30 a.m. this morning, you can watch by clicking here. You also can view the agenda here.

Rep. Bruce Bannister said HB4088 is a ‘grand slam.’

Bannister said the $1.29 billion project will allocate $650 to I-77 improvements, road and water infrastructure. A $400 million grant will be used to build roads and other improvements at the construction site.

An additional $16 million will be used to connect to rail lines. A $25 million investment will go towards construction of a facility by Midlands Technical College for workforce training.

A $200 million loan is part of the project, Bannister said it will go towards soil stabilization. This will be repaid by Scout Motors with a 5% interest rate.

Bannister said the money is coming from $2.4 billion in certified BEA non-recurring funds.

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