Friday, August 3, 2012
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Mercom Corporation, a provider of network technology services, today announced that it will expand its existing operations in Georgetown County. The $1 million investment is expected to generate 30 new jobs.
“Our company continues to see growth, and we are pleased to move forward with this expansion. South Carolina has been an excellent fit for our business over the years. Georgetown County provides us with an excellent business environment and a strong workforce, and we look forward to continue doing business here. We appreciate all the support we've received from state and local officials,” said Mercom Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Larry Mercado.
Mercom specializes in design, integration and installation of information technology systems and program and project management in the commercial and government sectors. The company will expand its facility on Pawleys Island to meet increasing demand for its services.
“Today's announcement is another win for one of our state's rural counties. We celebrate Mercom's decision to expand its Pawleys Island operation with an investment of $1 million and the creation of 30 new jobs. South Carolina continues to show it's the right place for a business to grow and prosper,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
“It's always exciting to see a company expand in one of our rural counties and help bolster community sustainability. We appreciate Mercom's decision to expand in the Palmetto State. Every one of these jobs will have impact in Georgetown County,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
“Georgetown County is excited that a state of the art technology firm such as Mercom is expanding its organization in our county. Its success speaks volumes for the skilled workforce in our area. Georgetown County is committed to creating a pro-business environment that allows quality companies like Mercom to flourish,” said Georgetown County Council Chairman Johnny Morant.
The company has already begun hiring for positions in South Carolina. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should go to www.mercomcorp.com/careers for open positions.
Mercom is a premier technology firm providing the products and services required for critical information technology systems. Mercom's foundation is built on providing its customers with unique solutions based on state of the art technologies for today and tomorrow. For more information about the company, please visit www.mercomcorp.com.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing businesses grow. Commerce won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012. Commerce has been part of recruiting world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, Heinz, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. Commerce also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and offers grants for community development.
For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
— From S.C. Department of Commerce