Richland County’s business community continues to grow as Dominion Resources Inc., the nation’s largest producer and transporter of energy, expands its operations in the Southeast.
The company is investing $10.9 million to relocate its Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission (DCGT) headquarters and operations to Columbia. DCGT owns and operates nearly 1,500 miles of interstate natural gas transmission pipelines in South Carolina and southeastern Georgia.
“Dominion’s decision is further evidence of Richland County’s attractiveness as a strong business community that offers the lifestyle that is so important in attracting and keeping great people,” said Torrey Rush, Chairman of Richland County Council.
Dominion’s new facility – 120,000 square feet of office space on 9 acres at 121 Moore Hopkins Lane near Greystone Boulevard in Columbia – will house operations and services for DCGT. This move comes on the heels of Dominion’s acquisition of Carolina Gas Transmission (CGT) from SCANA Corporation for about $492.9 million in February 2015.
“Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission is proud to bring new jobs and infrastructure investments to the City of Columbia. We look forward to opening our headquarters in the County seat and State capital,” said Keith Windle, General Manager for DCGT. “We look forward to a long partnership with the City of Columbia, Richland County and partners throughout our entire DCGT footprint in South Carolina and Georgia.”
City of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin emphasized that Dominion’s decision to move to the area was made possible because the community is prepared for major companies to move in.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Dominion Resources joining our business family here in the City of Columbia,” he said. “Their $10 million investment and the influx of high-quality, high wage-paying jobs demonstrate the tremendous opportunities that are available when you are a business-friendly city and home to world-class talent.”