Meghan Hughes (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the selection of Bobby Hitt to serve as the next South Carolina Secretary of Commerce.
“The nomination of Bobby as South Carolina’s new Secretary of Commerce is a home-run for economic development in our state. I applaud Governor-elect Haley’s decision to put Bobby in this incredibly important position.
“Bobby has a firm grasp on the needs of our state. He is among the top-tier of individuals who fully understand the steps that must be taken to grow our economy and create jobs. During his time at BMW, he’s been a great leader and played an instrumental role in navigating the recent expansions of the plant. Bobby knows from his own experience that South Carolina truly is a great place to do business. As our Secretary of Commerce, Bobby can sell the South Carolina story – a right to work state with low taxes and a world-class workforce – to business interests here in the United States and around the globe.”