HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A large new development on the South Carolina side of the Savannah River near Savannah, Ga., is expected to mean thousands of jobs for Jasper County.
The project is joint public-private development. Developers expect it will attract $875 million in investment and create more than 10,000 new jobs.
Riverport will include a 170-acre industrial park as well as additional space for distribution and warehouse facilities. There also are plans for a retail shopping district, homes, schools and a public safety building.
The property is next to the site where South Carolina and Georgia are working to build a new container ship terminal.
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)