Dec 6 2011
South Carolina’s ports system is vital to our economic future. And today, we face an issue with our neighbor, Georgia, on the deepening of our shared border – the Savannah River.
That’s why I’ve now set up a new ports section of my website devoted to this issue, to keep you up-to-date. Take a moment to visit this page, and while you’re there, sign the online petition in support of our South Carolina ports.
Our ports are indispensable to our economy, facilitating nearly $46 billion in economic output and supporting 260,000 jobs across the state. While competition serves the marketplace well, no business owner would ever voluntarily give a competitor an unfair advantage. We must do all we can to protect the interests of our state and put our ports first.
Here are some recent stories that I know will be important to you, including my guest editorial that appeared in Thursday’s edition of The State and thePost and Courier editorial on this river dredging issue.
- Post and Courier: (Editorial) Savannah Dredging Debacle
- The State: Grooms: DHEC says ‘Godspeed’ to Georgia Ports
- WCBD: Senator Grooms expects lawsuit to be filed to stop DHEC permit for Savannah River dredging
- WCSC: Savannah River dredging permit dividing South Carolina
If you have any questions or would like more information, please let me know.