Sen. Phillip Shoopman received the key to the city from Greer Mayor Rick Danner at tonight's City Council meeting for his tenure in the South Carolina legislature.
Most notably, Danner reminded council, was the role Shoopman, a member of the Oversight Committee for the State Ports Authority (SCPA), played in of one of the biggest economic announcements to hit Greer, since arguably BMW.
The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has identified Greer as an inland port that will be developed to improve the efficiency of international container movements between Charleston and the Upstate. The inland port will serve the international and national communities.
The $23.5 million project is scheduled to take 18 months to build and create about 80-100 jobs upon completion, according to city council members. The project is pending approval of a $1.1 million engineering study with Patrick Engineering and its South Carolina partner Davis and Floyd.