Mercom Corporation investing $6M to expand operations in Pawleys Island, SC

Mercom Corporation, a premier technology firm based in South Carolina, is investing almost $6 million and expanding existing operations in Georgetown County. The company is expected to create 152 new jobs with hiring projected to begin in fourth quarter of 2016. The estimated completion date of the project is 2020. 

Mercom will be constructing a new 20,000 ft2 building across the street from its existing complex, which is located at 313 Commerce Drive in Pawleys Island, SC. Mercom will also be retrofitting an existing 5,000 ft2 building on the project property. 

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $400,000 grant to assist with the costs of real property improvements and job development credits related to the project. The grant is to be used for property acquisition and improvements. 

“Having a significant, technology-based company locate their U.S. headquarters in Pawleys Island is a game changer for Georgetown County. We are delighted by the commitment to our community and county that Mercom’s CEO, Stella Mercado, has shown over the years as Mercom has expanded. We are further impressed by her willingness to be involved,” said Steve Goggans, Georgetown County Councilman. 

“Mercom is a leading firm in the information technology sector and is a great example of a company that is diversifying the Georgetown County economic base as it continues to grow and prosper. Our quality of life along with our shared vision for the direction of the county played significant roles in the company’s decision to build its corporate headquarters here and serve as the anchor for our new technology campus,” said Brian Tucker, Georgetown County Economic Development Director. 

“We are thrilled to expand our Headquarters in Georgetown County and are committed to continued collaboration with county leaders, education, and workforce development. As our federal customers continue to transition and upgrade their IT enterprises and deal with cybersecurity concerns, Mercom’s multibillion dollar ceiling contracts allow them to procure those solutions through Mercom and fuel our growth for years to come,” said Stella Mercado, President/CEO of Mercom. 

Established in 2000, Mercom Corporation is headquartered in Pawleys Island, SC and is certified by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) as a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Economically Disadvantaged/Woman Owned Small Business (ED/WOSB), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). In addition, Mercom has a federal office in Fairfax, VA and satellite offices in Charleston, SC, Durham, NC, and Virginia Beach, VA. 

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