April 22, 2015 - NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Little Spider Creations, a specialty prop and set production company from Denver, Colo., has announced plans to relocate its operations to the North Myrtle Beach area of Horry County. The company will create 35 new jobs over a 5-year period, paying an average of $20 per hour, and make an investment of $2.65 million dollars in the area.
The company specializes in the creation and installation of specialty props and sets for amusement parks, museums, haunted houses, restaurants, miniature golf courses and similar venues and attractions. Examples of its national clients include: Six Flags Entertainment Corp., Carowinds and Dollywood Theme Park.
“We decided to relocate Little Spider Creations to the Myrtle Beach area because the location offers us easy access to current and potential new customers, as well as the ability to tap into new creative talent,” said Marc Brawner, President & CEO of Little Spider Creations. “We are excited about this opportunity and the strategic growth that it will provide for our company.”
Little Spider Creations will utilize 24,000 square feet of an existing facility in North Myrtle Beach, and is currently hiring for several positions including painters, designers, muralists and sculptors. Those interested in applying for a position with Little Spider Creations are asked to submit a resume, along with photos of their work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The company’s decision to relocate is estimated to generate a $6 million dollar economic impact for Horry County, and is the result of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, Horry County Council and the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce support of this project.
As a part of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Building North Myrtle Beach initiative to diversify the local economy and support economic development efforts, it has committed $25,000 to Little Spider Creations from its Job Creation Fund Grant, the first grant approved for this purpose since the grant’s recent authorization by the chamber’s board of directors, and another historic step by the chamber to strengthen the community’s economy.
“This is a great example of how by collaborating with our local partners, like the North Myrtle Beach Chamber, we are able to be competitive and win good projects like this one,” said Jim Moore, President & CEO of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation. “People visit Horry County and they see how we work together to pool our resources, which will help their businesses grow and be successful. People choose Horry County because of the great business environment and sense of community they get when they come here.”
“We are pleased to have Little Spider relocate its operations to North Myrtle Beach and we look forward to assisting them in their growth over the coming years,” said Marc Jordan, President & CEO of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. “This is exactly the type of company we seek, which can be profitable within our community, creating wealth through sustainable jobs, for themselves as well as our community members. A big thank you to the leadership of MBREDC, especially to Sandy Davis as the lead developer on this project, as well as the entire MBREDC team.”
About Little Spider Creations Inc.
Little Spider Creations specializes in the design, production and creation of custom props and sets for amusement parks, haunted houses, restaurants, miniature golf courses and other types of entertainment venues all across the U.S. Their team of artists includes designers, sculptors, muralist, painters and more. For more information about Little Spider Creations, visit www.littlespidercreations.com
About the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau
The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau, an accredited five-star Chamber and qualifier for the 2014 Chamber of the Year, has been serving the local community for the past 14 years. The mission of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce is to be recognized as the premier business organization serving the North Myrtle Beach area and its business members by providing quality products, programs, and services while influencing issues that enhance the economic prosperity and the sustainable development of our community. The Chamber recently committed to enhanced regional and national travel industry promotion and advocacy through reorganization of its Convention & Visitors Bureau division. For additional information about the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, visit www.northmyrtlebeachchamber.com.
The MBREDC is a public‐private partnership that works closely with new and existing industry, site selectors and economic development professionals to promote economic growth in Horry County. Since January of 2012, the EDC has announced over 1,300 new jobs including announcements in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, forest products, and technology. Serving on the MBREDC Executive Committee are: Fred Richardson, Doug Wendel, Jim Apple, Sam Bennett, Michael Chestnut, Laura Crowther, Franklin Daniels, Dr. David DeCenzo, Sean Flynn, Gary Loftus, Ebbie Phillips, Dodd Smith, Neyle Wilson, and Jimmy Yahnis. Additional members of the MBREDC Board of Directors include: Laurence Bolchoz, Scott Brandon, Tom Collins, Harold Cushman, Brad Dean, LeGrande Dorman, Sam Frink, Henrietta Golding, Mike Hagg, Mike Hill, Pat Howle, Marc Jordan, Mark Lazarus, Alys Lawson, Bryan Lenertz, Michael Mahaney, Ralph Pandure, Scott Plyler, Luke Rankin, Jerry Rexroad, Justin Roof, Richard Singleton, Julien Springs, Mike Wooten, and Todd Woodard.