"I have called it the Boeing of agriculture. Not just because it’s big, but because it can be a catalyst for other agribusiness growth in the Palmetto State. When Boeing selected North Charleston in 2009, other businesses began converging on the state from across the world, helping create a local supply chain for the aerospace giant. The ATC can have the same impact for farming." - Hugh E. Weathers
"The project’s executives say it’s the largest agricultural investment in the history of South Carolina and the largest agricultural investment in a Federal Qualified Opportunity Zone." - Amy Sowder
"Last fall’s announcement of the $314 million Agriculture Technology Campus coming to Hampton County made quite the news splash, which is a huge boost to our state when it comes to trade as well as economic development. Keeping South Carolina “top of mind” in the global agribusiness arena is one of the side benefits of ATC’s huge investment." - Hugh Weathers
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced the development of a 1,000-acre agribusiness compound in Hampton County on Wednesday. The compound, dubbed the Agriculture Technology Campus, will cost $314 million, and is expected to be fully operational by 2022. It will employ 1,547 people and is expected to generate $7.4 billion over the next 15 years.
"On Sept. 2, top state and local officials and the U.S. secretary of agriculture announced a history-making project planned to create 1,500 jobs in Hampton County. The Agricultural Technology Campus is a $314 million investment in an opportunity zone — touted as the largest in the country." - Lana Ferguson and Katie Hidalgo