Spartina 449 expanding operations in Beaufort County

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Company moving into a larger facility in Bluffton, S.C.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Spartina 449, an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company, has announced plans to expand its accounting and operations divisions by locating to a 40,000 square-foot facility in Bluffton, S.C. The expansion will allow the firm to create 15 new jobs.

Established in 2009, the Daufuskie Island-based company offers an upscale women’s lifestyle brand, which is influenced by the island's character, combining colorful patterns with inspirational Lowcountry stories. The firm's product portfolio includes handbags, accessories, jewelry and more. Spartina 449 products are carried in more than 1,500 specialty retailers nationwide, as well as in the company's eight brand store locations across South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. 

Currently employing 79 individuals in Beaufort County, the company is locating to a new facility at 10 Buck Island Road in Bluffton, S.C. For more information on Spartina 449, visit Spartina449.com.

QUOTES

"We’re very pleased to keep all of our employees local as we make this transition to a larger facility. Spartina 449 has so many loyal fans in the area, and it supports our brand to remain rooted here. The Lowcountry is the essence of our company -- the lifeblood of all our designs and creativity, from the people on our own team to the beautiful place in which we live." –Spartina 449 President Curt Seymour

"Today, we celebrate another local, South Carolina-based success story. I congratulate Spartina 449 on today's expansion announcement and look forward to watching this remarkable firm continue to grow and thrive within our borders." –Gov. Henry McMaster

"South Carolina has a pro-business environment that allows entrepreneurs and homegrown firms to be successful, and today's announcement by Spartina 449 is a testament to that. I congratulate Beaufort County and the company's leadership on this exciting news." –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"This development underscores the great value proposition investors and business owners see in our communities. Spartina executives were concerned about retaining the company's dedicated and loyal workforce. We're pleased that the solution to its business needs could be found in Bluffton. We continue to be very pleased and proud to have Spartina as a part of our community." –Beaufort County Council Chairman Paul Sommerville

"SouthernCarolina Alliance salutes the Spartina team for their success and appreciates the company’s growing investment in the people of Beaufort County and our region. We look forward to working with this homegrown, Lowcountry company in the coming years as they build their brand and expand their operations." –SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Charles “Buddy” Phillips  

"Economic development is a team sport. Knowing how competitive it is for business, we’re glad that the team Beaufort County has in place at the local, county and regional levels, along with our partners at Palmetto Electric, was successful in retaining Spartina’s growing operations." –Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation Chairman Stephen Murray 

“We welcome Spartina 449’s operations center in the Bluffton business community. It is only fitting one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies is located in Bluffton, one of the fastest-growing towns in the Southeast. We are proud to be a part of Spartina 449’s next chapter as it continues its trajectory of success. It is important this company, which began as a local, home-based business, stays in the Lowcountry since its high-quality collection of handbags and accessories reflect the colors and beauty of our region, as well as our local entrepreneurial spirit." –City of Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka

“The Don Ryan Center for Innovation is proud to be a facilitator in Spartina 449’s relocation of its operation center to Bluffton. Spartina 449’s evolution into an industry leader, from a home-based business, is an example of what is capable when a business has a solid support system and business fundamentals. Spartina 449 is also an example of how a rapidly-growing business can thrive in Bluffton, a town which prides itself with its pro-business culture, while offering an extremely high quality of life. We hope other companies follow Spartina 449 to this region.” –Don Ryan Center for Innovation Board of Directors Chairman Matt Green

Palmetto Electric is proud to serve growing, local companies, like Spartina 449, and we congratulate the Spartina team for investing in Beaufort County once again. Palmetto Electric is pleased to assist in the expansion, and we stand ready to support Spartina and our community in any way that we can. –Palmetto Electric Cooperative President and CEO Berl Davis

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Spartina 449 is expanding operations in Beaufort County.
  • Creation of 15 new jobs.
  • The company's new 40,000-square-foot facility is located at 10 Buck Island Road in Bluffton, S.C.
  • Spartina 449 products are carried in more than 1,500 specialty retailers nationwide.
  • For more information on Spartina 449, visit Spartina449.com.
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