The leaders with the local South Carolina Chamber of Commerce recently encouraged the US House of Representatives to approve the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).
This important vote would improve U.S. infrastructure, including a mandate to make progress with the 52-foot Charleston Harbor Deepening Project.
Improving infrastructure and making progress with the harbor project would generate economic growth by creating more jobs. Not only would more workers be needed for the projects themselves, but the infrastructure improvements would heighten logistics operations. Transporting goods would be more efficient and more reliable with better infrastructure.
“Let’s be clear, the vote the U.S. House is taking today on WRDA is a jobs vote for the Palmetto State,” Chamber President Ted Pitts said. “The Charleston Port is a critical economic engine for our state and region. Our state’s leaders having been working hard to accelerate this project, and this vote is an important next step. The port is vital to South Carolina’s economy and provides for $53 billion in annual economic activity that touches every South Carolinian.”
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