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      Dillon County Council asks the public about a deal to bring 400 new jobs to the county

      Possible future site of "Project Wilma" in Dillon County

      Dillon County Council held a public hearing Wednesday afternoon on a tax incentive agreement for a company that could bring more than 400 jobs to the county.

      The company's name isn't being released due to confidentiality agreements, so they're calling it "Project Wilma" for the time being.

      County officials said the jobs are well-paying averaging between $18 and $25 an hour.

      The company is looking to locate in the county's newly built spec building on Caldwell Drive off of I-95 in Dillon.

      The building is 50,000 square feet, but expandable to 300,000.

      County officials said they've been working on "Project Wilma" for the past year and have put a lot of time and energy into the project.

      The jobs couldn't come at a better time for Dillon County.

      It ranked fourth in South Carolina in the month of June for unemployment rates, with 8.6% of its workforce out of work, according South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.

      Earlier this year, the Dillon County Economic Development Public Private Partnership Board unveiled the county's new logo, "Alive On I-95."

      County, state and federal leaders helped work on the campaign to attract more jobs to Dillon County.

      County council has scheduled a special-called meeting September 2 to possibly pass second reading on on the ordinance.

      We will let you know what happens.