Mount Pleasant has shown that it wants to attract business to the area while keeping current businesses in the city.
The town’s business appreciation week and 2016 Mount Pleasant Business Association Expo were recently held in conjunction with a comprehensive guide for companies wanting to relocate to the area. Mount Pleasant has been the fasting-growing in the state since the 1980s, nearly tripling the population in the last few decades.
“We have a really good strategy and we probably have one of the better business climates since the early to late ’80s,” Mayor Linda Page said when speaking to CMCC News. She also called the Expo exciting.
“We continue to grow, but want people to be able to work, live and play in the community — while continuing to diversify our tax base,” Amy Livingston, Mount Pleasant’s business development officer, said, keeping with the town’s mission statement which focuses on a vibrant, job-centric and prosperous community.
JEAR Logistics, a Mount Pleasant-headquartered company, recently expanded to add an additional 152 jobs for the community.
“We’re thrilled to see JEAR Logistics make this substantial investment in the town of Mount Pleasant,” Page said in a statement following the Sept. 15 announcement. “A recognized employer of choice, JEAR Logistics’ expansion supports our economic development mission to advance Mount Pleasant’s quality of life and provide citizens with the opportunity to meet their needs and aspirations.”