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Milo’s Tea Company to invest $130M with 103 jobs in Spartanburg County

An Alabama beverage company plans to invest $130 million and create 103 jobs in Spartanburg County.

Milo’s Tea Company, headquartered in Bessemer, Alabama, will open a new brewing and bottling operation at Highways 290 and 221 in Moore, Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt announced during the meeting Monday, Jan. 23.

The company is seeking tax breaks from the county. County Council approved the second of three readings that will give Milo’s a reduced property tax rate of 6%. The standard rate is 10.5%.

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“I am so excited that Milo’s Tea Company has chosen Spartanburg to establish its operations here with a $130 million dollar investment,” said Britt, who chairs the county’s economic development committee. “They are an outstanding family-owned business that was established in 1946 and their people-first attitude will fit incredibly well in our county.”

Milo's Tea Company, headquartered in Bessemer, Ala., will open a new facility at a site at Highways 290 and 221 in Moore, Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt announced Monday night.

Grocery and convenience stores carry Milo’s products, including sweetened and unsweetened tea, lemonade, and peach, raspberry and lemon-flavored teas.

Milo’s will build a 110,000-square-foot plant near Park 290 at Interstate 26 in Moore to accommodate brewing and bottling operations, according to Britt.

Operations are expected to be online by the end of 2024, according to a statement released Tuesday from Gov. Henry McMaster.

Spartanburg County Council on Monday approved the second of three readings that will give Alabama-based Milo's Tea Company a reduced property tax rate for locating its latest bottling plant in the county.

“South Carolina’s strong economy continues to attract leading businesses such as Milo’s Tea Company,” McMaster said in a statement. “Their decision to invest in South Carolina will significantly strengthen our beverage industry, and the new jobs will greatly enhance the Spartanburg County community and the state as a whole.”

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