Governor Mark Sanford will be at an air show in England this week to try to help out the airplane industry in South Carolina.
South Carolina leaders have been touting Boeing’s expansion in North Charleston as a prime example of how the aerospace industry can work well in the state. In a bid to attract other corporations in the field, Governor Mark Sanford and political and business leaders are headed for the Farnborough Air Show outside London this week.
South Carolina will have its own booth at the prestigious event which begins today and runs through Sunday, July 25. The delegation includes Senator Lindsey Graham as well as officials from the SC Department of Commerce and economic development groups across the state. All will be pushing South Carolina’s business climate, especially the fact that it is a right-to-work state.
Senator Graham says the show is significant because:
South Carolina has become a leader in the aerospace industry. In fact, our state is home to more than 160 aerospace related companies which employ more than 18,000 workers. South Carolina has proven that we have the capabilities and skills necessary to compete on a global scale. And as a result, our reputation around the world is exceptional.
While overseas, the delegation plans to travel to Switzerland, Germany and France.