Starbucks Announces Intention to Build New U.S. Roasting Plant in South Carolina

April 9, 2007

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On April 9, 2007, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford announced that Starbucks Coffee Company will construct a new coffee roasting facility in Calhoun County, South Carolina, 15 miles outside of Columbia.  When completed, 160 people will be employed in the 150,000 square foot facility. 

Chris Lloyd of the McGuireWoods Consulting Business Expansion team led the incentives negotiation on behalf of Starbucks.