Administration Committee). - Passed 7-0 at the February 24, 2020 County Council Meeting. Passed 7-0 at the March 9, 2020 County Council Meeting. -
Steve Willis/Veronica Thompson
8. Non-Consent Agenda
a. Resolution 1084-R2020 regarding Preventing the Disruption of Supply Chain by Inducing Life- Saving Medical Product Manufacturing to Locate in
Lancaster County Resolution Title: A Resolution To Prevent The Disruption Of Critical Life-Saving Pharmaceutical And Medical Device/Equipment (Life-Saving Medical Products) Supply Chains By Inducing Life-Saving Medical Product Manufacturing To Locate In Lancaster County - Jamie Gilbert
f. 1st Reading of Ordinance 2020-1652 regarding Redirecting Bond Funds from Fleet Maintenance Construction to the Renovation of the new EMS
Headquarters Ordinance Title: An Ordinance Authorizing the Re-Direction and Expenditure of A Portion Of The Proceeds Of Lancaster County, South Carolina General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019; And Other Matters Relating Thereto. - Steve Willis
10. Status of items tabled, recommitted, deferred or held
a. HELD - Public Hearing and 3rd Reading of Ordinance 2019-1626 regarding Authorization of a Fee Agreement with Project Dumpling Ordinance Title: An
Ordinance To Authorize The Execution And Delivery Of A Fee Agreement By And Between Lancaster County And Project Dumpling Providing For The Payment Of A Fee-In- Lieu Of Taxes And The Provision Of Special Source Revenue Credits; To Authorize A Ten-Year Extension Of The Term Of An Existing Fee Agreement; And To Express The Intention Of Council To Provide Monies To The Economic Development Fund. - Passed 7-0 at the November 12, 2019 County Council Meeting. Passed 6-0 at the November 25, 2019 County Council Meeting. - Jamie Gilbert
Issue for Consideration: Recent worldwide events have called attention to the potential for a significant disruption of the supply chain for
life-saving pharmaceutical and medical device/equipment products (life-saving medical products) sold in the United States but not manufactured here. The availability of these life-saving medical products for those being treated for illnesses such as cancer, respiratory infections and heart disease is susceptible to pandemics, natural disasters, war, civil unrest, trade restrictions and political manipulation taking place in those countries in which they are manufactured. A shortage or long term disruption of the delivery of these medical products can have adverse and dire consequences for those dependent on them.
The Lancaster County Department of Economic Development (LCDED) believes this issue is vital to our national health and security, and is one in which
local communities through economic development policies can make a positive difference. LCDED is recommending that Lancaster County adopt an unprecedented and limited time initiative that can serve as the impetus for a movement to bring the manufacturing of these life-saving medical products to the United States.
The initiative provides a limited window from now until December 31, 2021, where qualified manufacturers of life-saving medical products that are
sold here but currently produced outside the United States and not owned or controlled by foreign governments, will receive the most aggressive incentives ever provided by Lancaster County should they commit to locating manufacturing facilities for those products in Lancaster County.
LCDED believes we have a civic, patriotic and moral duty to address an issue that is immensely vital to the health and well- being of so many of our
fellow Americans. While we hope several manufacturers of life-saving medical products will choose to establish operations in Lancaster County as a result of this bold initiative, our wish is that it leads to a reshoring wave of life- saving medical product manufacturers locating their operations throughout the United States and eliminating the vulnerability to the supply chain.