First District Congressman Tim Scott is launching a series of conferences that would include both South Carolina and national business leaders, Congressional leaders, and voters interested in economic issues.
The first of the “Revitalizing America” series will be held May 31 in the U.S. Capitol’s visitors center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scott says the conference will emphasize accountability– especially heading into the so-called lame duck session.
In an interview with South Carolina Radio Network, Scott said it is imperative that political and business leaders engage in meaningful dialogue with voter input in order to develop effective steps to get the U.S. economy moving again. He said one of the more important steps is the simplification of the tax code.
AUDIO: Scott hopes conferences create productive dialogue that leads to action (:53)
Scott says for the economy to see a major resurgence; America has to go back to making tangible products. He said that not only includes more innovative ideas in the manufacturing sector, but for U.S. companies to take a significant number of jobs that they have moved overseas and bring them back to America. Scott cites as an example a move by United Technologies to bring hundreds of jobs from foreign soil to South Carolina.
AUDIO: Scott says South Carolina’s business climate attracted United Technologies (:20)
Scott says he envisions South Carolina leading the way in bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.