Here at home, Senator Graham is an integral member of #TeamSouthCarolina, which is the economic development effort designed to bring new business to the Palmetto State. Senator Graham was one of the first officials to meet with Boeing and let them know South Carolina was interested in becoming the second 787 Dreamliner production site. He played another leading role in talks with Volvo in their decision to locate a $1.1 billion manufacturing facility in Berkeley County.
Lindsey Graham secured the initial, critical funding to study and kick off the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project. He has led the South Carolina congressional delegation’s efforts in pushing for planning, design, and actual construction funding of the project. With one in ten jobs in South Carolina tied to the Port of Charleston, Senator Graham is proud to have helped secure hundreds of millions of dollars for the economic engine of South Carolina.
While working tirelessly to help South Carolina to become a modern manufacturing giant in the aviation, automotive and tire industries, Senator Graham has worked hand in hand with our textile manufacturers to help combat currency manipulation and intellectual property theft by China. He has helped the textile industry identify important manufacturing opportunities with the Department of Defense, and he has led the effort to bring our medical supply chain back from overseas.
Nearly every major company in South Carolina has a story to tell about how Senator Graham assisted their operations. Countless constituent companies have worked with Senator Graham on issues ranging from steel and aluminum tariffs to EPA regulations. He has solved issues as complex as helping South Carolina manufacturers execute multi-million dollar Foreign Military Sales to allies and as simple as ensuring allowing our companies to compete for opportunities on a level playing field.
To assist South Carolina’s tourism industry, Senator Graham has successfully worked to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This fund has provided over $61 million in grants to more than 1,100 recreational projects across the state. Some recipients of this funding include Beaufort’s Waterfront Park, Glencairn Gardens in Rock Hill, and Caesars Head State Park in Cleveland.
Lindsey Graham will continue to put the needs of taxpayers first and foremost by promoting policies that create jobs and a strong economy in South Carolina.