March 2, 2018 – by Eryn Rogers
Read the full press release on the 7 News website.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – On Friday afternoon, community and business leaders in Greenville came together for a celebration of a new headquarters opening in downtown Greenville.
Jordon Construction Company, JCC, is a minority-owned and operated business making its new home in the West End. The company is responsible for notable projects such as the west tower of the One Building, and they’ve partnered with GHS for renovation projects in the SunTrust building.
However, the all-minority employee team is joining just five other black-owned businesses in downtown.
City leaders say bringing and creating minority businesses in the Upstate are a challenge.
“There are many successful businesses, minority businesses that are in the community, but there should be more,” said James Jordon, the CEO of JCC.
Jordon says he wants to be able to give opportunities to talented people who may be overlooked and be a voice for the underrepresented.
“It doesn’t happen enough, so we have that opportunity to be that change agent in the community to make a difference to be more inclusive,” Jordon said.