Economic Development in Mauldin SC
Mauldin continues to grow, gaining quality development projects that enhance the quality of life for its citizens and surrounding community. The city’s many new projects include urban development attracting mixed-use components that promote opportunities to live, work and play. BridgeWay Station, a new mixed-use design, will lead the way in development over the next few years with over 1 million square feet of new product in phase one.
The recent announcement and development of several projects all point to the need for additional housing and services to the city. Such projects include the $18 million Courtyard by Marriott, with 35 jobs; The $25 million JEA Senior Living, with 40 employees; Koops Manufacturing adding 150 jobs; and the expansion of Samsung-Alorica that will include 400 jobs.
Housing development in Mauldin has increased tenfold, and the city has annexed over 500 acres of undeveloped properties with projects anticipated for each annexation. The city continues to look for opportunities for future infill development projects, adding to the mix of projects already within city limits. Mauldin expects to see more than 1,500 new homes built over the next two to five years.
Mauldin continues to see redevelopment projects come to fruition, including the redevelopment of vacant buildings such as the former Lynn’s Shoes on South Main into a Starbucks; the opening of J Peters Grill and Bar in the Corporate Center of Millport; and the redevelopment of Jerry’s Gas Station to house another restaurant group. With so many businesses bringing new life to old locations in Mauldin, the city continues to show that its landscape is growing by the day.
Redevelopment also includes the city’s vision for an urban downtown village. Multiple groups continue to work with the city in designing and planning the success of this development that will be a game-changing event for the city. New residents, office, retail and restaurants will dot the City Center landscape. The Swamp Rabbit Trail System has plans for locations through several of these projects, connecting Mauldin to the larger Upstate community and changing the landscape for years to come.
Mauldin still remains a safe, inviting community. Ranked third in the state of best places to live and retire and gaining new accolades like Best Place for Pizza Lovers, Mauldin has a lot to offer prospective residents and home seekers. Recreation, arts and entertainment, and community make Mauldin a great place to live.