SCJEDA

Success Stories

Goodwill Industries of Southern Piedmont

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Project Size:

$1.6 million

Jobs Created/Retained

Created 4 new jobs; Retains 21 existing jobs.

Bond Type

SC JEDA Economic Development Industrial Revenue Bond

A $1.6 million JEDA facilitated, tax-exempt bond was used to build and equip a new 12,000-square-foot retail store and donation center in Rock Hill, SC. Shoppers now encounter a warmer, more inviting shopping experience, as the center also features a convenient drive-thru to make it easy for donors to drop off items. In addition to the four jobs created upon the completion of the project, the new center will maintain 21 existing jobs.

Goodwill Industries of Southern Piedmont has been in operation since 1965 and currently operates 20 retail stores and more than 30 total donation sites in the Southern Piedmont region of North and South Carolina. In 2010, Goodwill assisted nearly 15,000 individuals with their job search. Proceeds from the sale of donated items at Goodwill’s retail stores fund their job training and employment programs that assist thousands in the Southern Piedmont region each year.