More technician jobs could be coming to Berkeley County.
A manufacturer, known only by the moniker "Project Douglas," is in economic development talks with the county. On Monday, Berkeley County Council read into the record the first of three readings to offer Project Douglas a fee-in-lieu-of-tax agreement.
Details on the company are limited as the county and Project Douglas hash out the details over the coming weeks.
During Monday's Finance Committee meeting, Berkeley County Economic Development Director Gene Butler gave a brief glimpse of the company.
"This is a new company that is looking at Berkeley County with a verbal commitment to come here. It's a manufacturing facility that will make a sizeable investment. It will create some (technician) jobs in the Bushy Park area," Butler said.
It's common practice for companies to use aliases during economic talks to protect their identity.
One of the more famous companies using an alias before locating to Berkeley County was Maguro Enterprises. Later, it was discovered that it was a front for Google Inc.
The Internet giant opened its first Berkeley County data center on a 500-acre site at the Mount Holly Commerce Park in 2008.
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