Right to Work South Carolina Food Industry Grows

South Carolina is a great state for economic growth as a result of its Right to Work laws. But one area in particular that seems to be on an upward trend in the state is the food industry. Some of the most recent of these investments are coming from great companies such as City Roots, Carolina Food Service, and Carolina Precision Foods. Read on so you can learn more!

City Roots:

City Roots is investing $4.4 million in order to expand in Right to Work Columbia, South Carolina. This will also create 60 new jobs!

“City Roots is excited to expand its organic farm and greenhouse production in Richland County. The new facility will be highly efficient, sustainable and will continue to employ and feed people here in our local community.” […]

“We are excited that City Roots continues to thrive throughout the Richland County community and beyond. City Roots’ innovative approach to urban farming and agribusiness education is to be commended, and we look forward to their continued positive impact.” […]

Established in 2009, City Roots serves top restaurants, chefs, grocery retailers and food distributors across the Southeast. From microgreens to baby herbs, the company produces fresh, organic vegetables locally. Known for sustainable farming, City Roots strives to educate the community through farm tours, incorporating the benefits of environmentally friendly farming practices.


Carolina Food Service:

Carolina Food Service is investing $3.7 million in order to expand in Right to Work Loris, South Carolina. This will also create 71 new jobs for Horry County!

“I am truly excited and beyond grateful for our Carolina Food Service family. All their hard work and relentless efforts have put us in an accelerated pace of growth. And, for closing in on accomplishing our goal of becoming a relevant player in the regional food service scene. Also, and just as important, is to recognize and appreciate the strong and favorable business environment provided by the state of South Carolina.” […]

“We are excited that Carolina Food Service continues to find success in our state. South Carolina has an appetizing food distribution industry where companies can thrive, and Carolina Food Service is proof of that. We look forward to their continued growth in Horry County and the entire state of South Carolina.” […]

“Carolina Food Service is a South Carolina agribusiness success story. Their latest commitment means more jobs and more opportunities for the people who make up our state’s largest industry.”


Carolina Precision Foods:

Carolina Precision Foods is investing $10 million in order to add a new location in Right to Work Florence, South Carolina, creating 400 new jobs.

“We are excited to become a member of Florence County and the Pee Dee Region. With over 65 million pounds of poultry processed weekly within two hours of Florence, this was the perfect location for our plant. With Interstates 20 and 95 at our doorstep, fresh chicken from Carolina Precision Foods can be processed for over 19 million consumers in a day. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Florence County.” […]

“South Carolina is home to a dynamic roster of agribusiness companies, and we are proud that Carolina Precision Foods, LLC is joining that list. We welcome Carolina Precision Foods, LLC to Florence County and look forward to the positive impact they will make in the local community and beyond.” […]

“We are excited to welcome Carolina Precision Foods, LLC to the state of South Carolina. Their operation will offer additional processing opportunities to our state’s poultry growers. We look forward to the continued growth of our state’s agribusiness industry.”


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