ROCK HILL, S.C. (THE HERALD) Rock Hill is giving back almost $120,000 in business fees, because leaders say what the city gets in return is even more valuable.

Several breweries, coffee and health drink shops, and office jobs are the latest additions to receive economic incentives to revitalize historic parts of the city.

Some are up and running. Some are close. All are bringing new life to former mill or industrial areas.

Rock Hill started its incentive program in 2005. It’s designed to encourage and support investment in specific areas. Incoming businesses can be reimbursed for impact fees, building permit and utility fees. Economic development leaders review projects, but the Rock Hill City Council has final say.