Republican gubernatorial candidate, U.S. Representative Gresham Barrett, began a four day statewide bus tour in the Upstate Monday. Barrett is visiting businesses and colleges to discuss job creation and economic development. “If we’re going to turn this thing around, government is not going to turn this thing around. It’s about empowering people, putting people to work, growing the economy through the private sector, not the government sector. It’s all boils down to one word and that’s jobs.”
Barrett made stops Monday in Westminster, Anderson, Piedmont, Duncan and Gaffney. Gresham’s bus pulls into Columbia Tuesday.
Barrett says South Carolina continues to be a fertile environment for attracting new business and industry. “We need to make sure that when businesses and industries come looking , whether their looking in Oconee, or Columbia, South Carolina, or Charleston they have an opportunity to see what’s available all over this state because what affects Spartanburg directly or indirectly affects every part of this state.”
Barrett’s bus tour ends Thursday.