Paige Bird of Re/Max Ocean Forest credits the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp. with generating something of a housing boom in western Horry County.
Bird said the move of PTR Industries to the Cool Springs Business Park has stimulated real estate sales in the western Conway and Aynor areas.
PTR, which relocated its headquarters from Connecticut to Aynor, has pledged to create 145 jobs, including those of 21 employees who are moving South with the company.
Those jobs were among more than 1,400 promised by companies recruited by the EDC last year. Those jobs will be created over the next five years.
Bird said there is significant housing activity, including the construction of new homes, in the area between Conway and Aynor.
The more rural areas of the county can offer buyers more space and relatively lower prices than the market from Conway east.
“I feel it’s an untapped area from a real estate standpoint that we need to look at,” Bird said of the western market.
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