Opportunities are rising in Mauldin for businesses and organizations, and Mauldin’s Economic Development team ensures that those opportunities continue to grow with the city.
Mauldin has attracted many new projects in recent months, and with new projects come new jobs. BB&T’s newly constructed 140,000-square-foot mortgage servicing center houses more than 600 BB&T associates. Combined with the announcement of a Courtyard by Marriott hotel to be constructed in Millport Circle, the two bring more than 800 jobs to Mauldin. Furthermore, Verizon Wireless’ expansion of existing operations in Mauldin will create 260 new jobs; MP Husky’s new 150,000-square-foot facility on Old Stage Road, currently under construction, is projected to create 50 new jobs; and Caristrap International recently announced its decision to locate its first U.S. facility in Mauldin, a project that will create 100 new jobs. Other businesses new to Mauldin project to bring jobs to the market over the next two to five years, including Morley, Anyone Home and Turbine Technologies, Inc.
Mauldin has seen several new and existing businesses undergo construction or renovation, including Jon Kane Fashions, who (with his daughters) designs and manufactures women’s accessories; the relocation of Little Pigs, a Mauldin mainstay for over 30 years; the recent opening of ACE Hardware; the renovation of Wendy’s; and construction on the soon-to-open Tropical Grille. Additionally, the Social Security Administration is relocating from Greenville to Mauldin’s North Main Street, while construction is underway on North Main for the Office of Disability and Adjudication Review.
Mauldin’s development includes the city’s vision for urban village growth and design. In coordination with Greenville County, the city of Mauldin obtained approval for two multi-county parks. Additionally, Mauldin has approved various amendments to its zoning ordinance that will bring its zoning laws into the 21st century and cultivate more mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly development throughout the city.
As the city continues to grow, Mauldin remains a safe, inviting community. In 2017, Money Magazine recognized Mauldin as one of the best places to live in the United States. Known for its excellent schools, great businesses, low crime rates, low property taxes and a great workforce, Mauldin was the top ranked South Carolina community on the magazine’s list. SmartAsset ranked the city as having the healthiest housing market in South Carolina, while the Palmetto Promise Institute listed Mauldin among the top five enterprise-friendly South Carolina cities.
The Mauldin community demands growth and excellence, and each City department strives to meet those demands. In addition, Mauldin City Council continues to support efforts in business and economic development, public safety, recreation, arts and culture and beautification. Working together, the people of Mauldin strive toward a bright and flourishing future.