South Carolina General Assembly
113th Session, 1999-2000

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Bill 1024

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                    Current Status

Bill Number:                      1024
Type of Legislation:              Concurrent Resolution CR
Introducing Body:                 Senate
Introduced Date:                  20000113
Primary Sponsor:                  Courtney
All Sponsors:                     Courtney, Reese and Russell
Drafted Document Number:          l:\council\bills\skb\18125som00.doc
Companion Bill Number:            4415
Date Bill Passed both Bodies:     20000119
Subject:                          Spartanburg County Day; February 15, 
                                  2000; Resolutions


Body    Date      Action Description                     Com     Leg Involved
______  ________  ______________________________________ _______ ____________
Senate  20000119  Received from House
House   20000118  Introduced, adopted, returned
                  with concurrence
Senate  20000113  Introduced, adopted, sent to House

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Whereas, the population of Spartanburg County has grown over ten percent during the past ten years from 226,000 in 1990 to an estimated 250,100 this year; and

Whereas, Spartanburg County is the home of BMW Manufacturing Corporation which began production at its first North American assembly plant in Spartanburg in September, 1994, and from which the famous Z3 Roadster is manufactured and distributed; and

Whereas, Spartanburg County is the home to more than one hundred other international firms representing sixteen countries and is noteworthy as having the highest per capita international investment of any area in the country; and

Whereas, more than five hundred manufacturing firms call Spartanburg County home; and while the textile industry is still a major component in the industrial community, the county has diversified its economy to add automotive and automotive-related industry, food processing and packaging, metal working and stamping among its wide array of industries; and

Whereas, Spartanburg County is also the headquarters of Advantica Corporation, parent company to Denny's, El Pollo Loco, and City Range restaurants; and

Whereas, Spartanburg County is South Carolina's "melting pot", blending Southern culture with dashes and dollops of German, Swiss, Japanese, Indian, Asian, British, and a myriad of other influences which create a population center filled with cultural and international diversity; and

Whereas, Spartanburg County offers an excellent environment for working, living, and playing; it has a county council with six members elected from single-member districts and a chairman elected at-large; its largest city is Spartanburg with a population of over fifty thousand, and the county is home to thirteen other municipalities with their own elected councils and mayors; and

Whereas, Spartanburg County offers excellent educational opportunities for all of its citizens; it has forty-one public elementary schools, fourteen public middle or junior high schools, nine public high schools, four private schools, and three vocational schools; the colleges and universities located within the county borders include Converse College, Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg Technical College, Wofford College, and the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg; the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind and the Charles Lea Center also serve the state's citizens from their Spartanburg County locations; and

Whereas, Wofford College in Spartanburg County is the home of the National Football League's Carolina Panthers Training Camp; and

Whereas, Spartanburg County is the proud home of the "Miss South Carolina Pageant" held in July of every year; and

Whereas, Spartanburg County enjoys thirty-five parks, five golf courses, historical sites, and many other cultural and recreational opportunities. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:

That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly hereby recognize Spartanburg County for its many accomplishments and declare February 15, 2000 as "Spartanburg County Day" in South Carolina.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Spartanburg County Chamber of Commerce.


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