North Myrtle Beach, S.C. – The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, today hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Little Spider Creations. The company kicked-off the official grand opening of their new 24,000 square foot facility in North Myrtle Beach. Local officials, county representatives and the project’s partners were in attendance to formally welcome Little Spider Creations to Horry County.
"The move to North Myrtle Beach has been the best thing Little Spider Creations has done in our 24 year history. The vast talent pool, and placing us closer to most of our clientele, made it an easy choice, and a book in the hand with two feet in the sand after hours ain’t bad either. Our Family and co-workers would like to thank the people of the North Myrtle Beach area for their hospitality and eagerness to help us succeed, and we will," Marc Brawner, President.
Little Spider Creations 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.
“On behalf of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, we are pleased that Little Spider Creations chose to move their operations to Horry County. Companies like this are a great addition to our local economy because they add a great mix of artistic workmanship and higher paying wages,” said Fred Richardson, MBREDC Chairman.
In April 2015, Little Spider Creations announced their plans to relocate to North Myrtle Beach from Denver, Colo. The company will create 35 new jobs over a five-year period, paying an average of $20 per hour, and a capital investment of $2.65 million dollars in Horry County.
“We are happy to welcome Little Spider Creations to Horry County. They are a dynamic company that is creating high-paying, skilled jobs in the community. This is a win for the county and a win for North Myrtle Beach,” said Horry County Council Chairman, Mark Lazarus.
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.
“Little Spider’s relocation from Colorado to North Myrtle Beach/Little River has so far exceeded all of our early expectations, both in the creation of sustainable jobs, and in the quality of the product and company brand,” said North Myrtle Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Marc Jordan. “Our goal is to diversify our economy while creating wealth for both the business itself and the citizens of our community. This is exactly the type of business and business ownership we hope to create.”