Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Thank You & Welcome To Our State!



County Scraps Blue Laws To Land Deal, 1,000+ Jobs
I was happy to see our state landed a global brand that will produce close to 1,200 jobs. Congratulations to Lexington Co. for being chosen as the new home for our new corporate neighbor. Welcome to South Carolina, Amazon.com .

Think of the millions of books, gadgets other nouns that'll be trucked, packaged and blasted to the world from the Midlands of South Carolina. It's not hydrogen super science, but it's a big deal and I'm ecstatic to hear the news.

I think it's interesting that after years and years of defending Sunday 'Blue Laws,' all it took to change policy was an old fashioned business deal. It's kinda funny on some levels, but interesting to say the least.

This deal is another example of a corporate giant taking advantages of some of South Carolina's greatest assets: a highway system that points all directions, a world class port in Charleston, and competitively low salaries.

This endeavor is also a microcosm of why our state leaders need to get it together regarding the dredging of The Port of Charleston. Earmarks or no earmarks, the Palmetto State better do all it can to dredge Charleston mud before the Panama Canal starts letting the mega tankers through. That's another blog post, though.

Again, congratulations to Lexington County and welcome Amazon.com!

2 comments:

rose said...

Congratulations to Lexington County from my side also.Nice description, I learn a lot here and I am waiting for next blog.
Trucking Charleston

rose said...

Congratulations to Lexington County from my side also.Nice description, I learn a lot here and I am waiting for next blog.
Trucking Charleston