Mauldin is going through a growth spurt.
The city that had a reputation as a sleepy bedroom community to growing Greenville, a reputation that Mauldin City Councilman Taft Matney said was largely self-cultivated, has seen a boom in construction spending over the past three years.
Since 2016, construction spending has increased 150 percent, from nearly $18.4 million to more than $46 million, and city officials say the growth is overdue and not expected to end anytime soon.
“One thing Mauldin has going for it is, as the real estate adage says, ‘location, location, location,’” Matney said of the city’s proximity to interstates 385 and 85, the Southern Connector, and the Inland Port. “If product needs to be moved, Mauldin provides options. If it’s a service-based company, they still need to move people in and out, and our easy access allows them to do so.”