CHESTERFIELD---The Chesterfield County Council will hold a special meeting on Oct. 17 to get Project Paul underway and finalize details on the project.
Project Paul will move in to the 40,000 square foot shell building owned by the county in Pageland for it's operation. The building will be used to become a commercial bakery that will distribute its products across the Southeast.
Project Paul will provide machinery and other equipment and the cost will be approximately $3,500,000 to $4,500,000.The speculative building will also be purchased from the county for $400,000 at closing.
Chesterfield County Administrator Ronald Thurman says that the project shows the growth of Chesterfield County and how the county is beginning to attract businesses.
"It's very beneficial to have an occupant in the spec building," Thurman said. "This shows that Chesterfield County is progressing economically and businesses are willing to locate in Chesterfield County. This gives us the possibility of looking at future spec building projects. We know that industries are interested in locating here."
Project Paul will add jobs to Chesterfield County as well. Project Paul plans to hire 75 people by March 15, 2009. Employment will be increased to140 jobs will be occupied by March 15, 2012.
Construction on the project will begin as soon as all details are finalized and there will be 9,600 square feet added to the current building.