Company: Keer Group Parent Company: Keer Subsidy Source: multiple Location: South Carolina City: Indian Land County: Lancaster Project Description: textile factory Year: 2013 Major Industry of Parent: miscellaneous manufacturing Specific Industry of Parent: textiles Subsidy Value: $90,000,000 Program Name: multiple Awarding Agency: multiple Type of Subsidy:
Number of Jobs or Training Slots: 500 Capital Investment: $218,000,000 Source of Data: The value and the breakdown of the subsidy package are taken from: Rick Rothacker and Ely Portillo, "Emails show NC faced long odds vying with SC for big companies," Charlotte Observer, December 20, 2014; online at: (click here). The job and investment data are taken from a column by Brian Carnes, Lancaster County Councilman, published in The Lancaster News on January 31, 2014 under title "Lancaster County's tax incentives prove effective" online at: (click here) Notes: The value of the state and local subsidy package was revealed by a Charlotte Observer article based on documents obtained by the newspaper from North Carolina Commerce Department. The $90 million subsidy figure was included in one of the Commerce communication emails. The Observer?s article lists the following South Carolina subsidies: 30-year "fee in lieu of property taxes" and $7.7 million in revenue bonds from Lancaster County; income tax exemption for 15 years from the state; a $4 million grant and unspecified amount through job development tax credits approved by South Carolina Coordinating Council for Economic Development. South Carolina never publicly disclosed the total value of the package. The company promised to create 500 jobs over eight years. Overlaps with main Subsidy Tracker data: a $4,028,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund award in 2013. Source Notes: If an online information source is not working, check the Tracker inventory page for an updated link.