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Brewer to build 1 million-square-foot facility in Richland County

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Mark Anthony Brewing, the U.S.’s fourth-largest brewer, is investing $400 million in a brewery and production facility in Richland County expected to create 300 jobs.

Mark Anthony Brewing is investing $400 million in a brewery and production facility in Richland County expected to create 300 jobs. The Chicago-based brewer produces hard seltzer and flavored malt beverages including White Claw Hard Seltzer, Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Cayman Jack Cocktails. (Photo/File)Chicago-based Mark Anthony Brewing provides brewing services and supply chain management for the Mark Anthony Group and produces hard seltzer and flavored malt beverages including White Claw Hard Seltzer, Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Cayman Jack Cocktails.

“Mark Anthony is a private, entrepreneurial company, built through innovation and by making long-term strategic investments in projects like this,” John Sacksteder, president of Mark Anthony Brewing, said in a news release from Richland County. “One of the primary reasons we selected Richland County was the spirit of collaboration and engagement from the state of South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Richland County Council that have embraced our vision and understand our ambitious timeline to transform this location from initial concept to a fully operational facility in record time.”

The facility, to be located in Pineview Industrial Park in Columbia, will be more than a million square feet and is expected to be operational by summer 2021.

Employment information is available online.

“Mark Anthony Brewing’s selection of Richland County is one of the biggest economic development initiatives to come our way in years,” Richland County Council Chair Paul Livingston said. “Thanks to County Council’s unwavering commitment to invest in the future of our residents and the efforts of many people who worked to make this project a reality, our community has gained a substantial investment in our collective future. We are thankful for opportunities to bolster our local economy, and Mark Anthony Brewing’s arrival is an economic game changer for Richland County.”

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved project-related job development credits and awarded a $4.6 million Set-Aside grant to Richland County for infrastructure improvement. The county also received a $1.5 million LocateSC grant to offset costs of acquiring and developing adjacent property to support inventory for rail-served industrial sites.

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