February 20, 2008
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- A developer says a planned international village in Orangeburg County would bring companies from around the world and produce at least $1 billion in investment over the next 15 years.
World Trade Development Chairman Fred Frankel says the initial phase of 1,200 acres calls for homes, warehousing, manufacturing and a country club. He says there also would be technical school classes for the more than 1,000 expected jobs.
Construction on the village center near Interstate 26 should start within six months. Frankel says the multiphase project should eventually spread to about 4,500 acres. He says about one-fourth of the companies in the development would be from China, but the center should also attract companies from places like Malaysia and India.
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