Business View Magazine | May 2019

294 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MAY 2019 AT A GLANCE NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA WHAT: Historic, rural community; population approx. 10,300 WHERE: Midway between Columbia and Greenville, SC WEBSITE: Newberry, South Carolina BIG CITY AMENITIES, SMALL TOWN CHARM J ust off Interstate 26, in the picturesque South Carolina Midlands, lies the historic City of Newberry – a cultural icon where the past is revered and preserved, and the present generation is setting the stage for a vibrant, progressive future. Juxtaposing the old with the new, Newberry’s downtown is home to unique shops and eateries, the historic Newberry Opera House, the state-of-the-art Newberry Firehouse Conference Center, and Newberry College – one of the Southeast’s finest private, liberal arts institutions. Newberry’s location midway between the state capital of Columbia, and economic and cultural hub, Greenville, coupled with nearby waterways, forests, golf courses, and the popular Enoree River Vineyards and Winery, offers big city amenities and small town charm to visitors and residents, alike, Newberry City Manager, Matt DeWitt, describes a particularly important infrastructure project. “We’re currently building a 3.5 million-gallon water tank adjacent to the Kraft-Heinz turkey processing plant in town. As a city, it allows us to deliver clean water to the plant, along with some onsite storage. The company is the largest employer in the area, and the largest Kraft-Heinz plant in