Samsung will be adding just shy of 1,000 jobs in South Carolina over the next three years, ultimately investing over $300 million in a new facility. The new space will focus on Samsung home appliances. This deal has been in the works since last year, the Associated Press noted.
"This new investment will enable Samsung to increase the speed with which we can deliver premium home appliances that reflect the regional preferences of our fastest-growing and most important consumer market," said Samsung Electronics President B.K. Yoon.
The Associated Press noted that Samsung also has a 800-person call center in South Carolina, in Greenville County. The company received a $2.75 million grant from Santee Cooper, the state-owned utility company to build its facility in South Carolina.
This comes as good news for South Carolina, which recently saw the close of a 325-person packaging plant of Caterpillar.
Other businesses are also looking at the state to build new plants: BMW recently announced that it will add 1,000 jobs to its plant, as part of a plan to increase the number of cars produced yearly to 450,000, CNBC reported.