BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County Council passed a second reading for a fee in lieu of taxes for a Gerber Childrenswear distribution center.
Council voted 7 to 0 Monday night on the project that is expected to create 45 new jobs over the next five years. The third and final vote will be next month.
The fee in lieu of tax would allow Gerber to pay a fee instead of taxes as part of their incentive agreement.
Company officials say the facility is anticipated to be fully functional in the second quarter of 2016 with hiring to take place in the first quarter.