Here are some of my observations and impressions of the Jafza Update on August 25th, 2009.
At the Orangeburg Lunch Rotary Club meeting last week, Tara Roberton form Jafza gave an update on their project in Santee. Tara is the spokeswomen for Jafza.
1. New Name - Jafza Magna Park, Santee, SC
The new name suggests closer ties between Gazeley and the Jafza USA development team.
2. Change of development plan -
Jafza is going to focus on developing 4 tracts of land that comprise 200 acres. These parcels will require less infrastructure and can be developed almost immediately.
3. Marketing - Jafza is kicking off a new marketing campaign. They will be looking for both domestic and foreign clients for Santee.
4. Ground breaking 1st Quarter 2010.
I think that delays in funding for the I-95 exit 97 upgrade and the extension of US 301 have contributed to Jafza having to change it plans. Another contributing factor is the lack of demand for warehouse and logistic space. As the global economy grows and products begin to be traded again internationally, Jafza Magna Park will grow and become a reality.