Dillon Inland Port Day

We partnered with the South Carolina Ports Authority to give over 80 educators, religious leaders, and business leaders a tour of the Dillon Inland Port. We wanted to show these influential leaders that what they've heard about the port isn't just talk- the port is effecting real change in our community! It has already generated 1,000 jobs, and this is just the beginning of the opportunities the port will create in our region. Now, our goal is to connect people on the sidelines of the economy with these new opportunities and give them hope for a brighter future. We brought everyone together to discuss how we can maximize the benefits of the port so that we can uplift our entire community. This is truly a generation changing opportunity, and it is up to us to take it!

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Rebuilding Together

 
  This week, I visited three houses that are currently under construction after being damaged in Hurricane Matthew and I received updates from the South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office about the rebuilding process. In addition to the homes I visit while I'm in the district, members of my staff regularly visit houses under construction to ensure residents are able to get back into their homes as quickly as possible. The recovery process is long, but we will be there every step of the way! 
 
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Canfor Southern Pine Tour 

 
 

I had the opportunity to tour Canfor Southern Pine in Conway to learn more about their operation and efforts to adopt new technologies and expand their business. Canfor employs hundreds of people at their three plants in the Seventh District and they are constantly investing in modern equipment and advanced technologies to keep their operations as efficient and productive as possible. Our pro-growth policies are ensuring Canfor can continue to make these important investments at their facilities in the Seventh District and across the entire state.

 

 
 

Aviation Week 

 
  Growing up around the old Myrtle Beach Airforce Base, aviation has always played a large role in my life. It was an honor to participate in the National Aviation Week press conference to highlight the tremendous value Seventh District airports add to our economy and  community. We have multiple commercial and general aviation airports in the Seventh District that play a vital role in attracting new employers and stimulating our economy. It is absolutely critical that we invest in airport infrastructure so that they remain vibrant for years to come!

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Encompass Health Ribbon Cutting  

 
  It was great to join Encompass Health for the unveiling of their new REAL (Realistic Environment Applied Learning) Therapy Space on Thursday. The REAL Therapy Space is a mock shopping center where nutritionists and doctors will teach patients how to make healthy decisions once they are discharged from hospital care, something that many patients struggle with. This is an exciting addition to Encompass Health's state of the art facility, and I was honored to join the celebration!  

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