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Larry Grooms: Another Great Day in South Carolina

October 28, 2009


I can’t tell you how exciting it is to say, “We’ve done it again!”

Dreamliner 787Boeing has chosen South Carolina!!

The decision for Boeing to locate their new 787 Dreamliner facility in North Charleston is the largest economic development announcement in our state’s history and puts South Carolina on the map as one of the leading hi-tech manufacturing locations in the world.

I’m extremely proud and humbled to have been a part of the team that is bringing thousands of new jobs to our state.

As Chairman of the Senate Transportation committee, I can tell you first-hand how hard our state has worked to make this day possible. There have been tireless hours spent by many key members of our General Assembly to make this possible: Sens. Hugh Leatherman, Glenn McConnell, Paul Campbell and Speaker Bobby Harrell.

This fantastic news comes on the heels of two other major efforts that I’ve been proud to lead…

1. Tire Kingdom’s decision to locate their new southeastern tire distribution center in Berkeley County, and

2. Maersk, the world’s largest shipping line, extending their contract to the Port of Charleston until 2014.

As you well know, with unemployment at 11.6%, there’s nothing more important than bringing new JOBS to South Carolina.

Today’s announcement is leadership I am proud of, and leadership I hope you will support as we move forward into the 2010 election for governor.

We need jobs in South Carolina, and I’m glad to be a leader in bringing them here.


Looking forward to hearing from you,



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