Sep 27 2019

Graham on South Carolina EDA Investment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the announcement that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) will invest in four infrastructure projects in South Carolina to attract private investment, encourage regional economic revitalization, and ensure functional water and wastewater infrastructure in the event of future natural disasters.

EDA will invest in the following projects:

  • $3.7 million to replace an aging wastewater treatment system in Oconee County
  • $3.8 million to renovate sewage infrastructure that was damaged in Hurricane Irma in Lancaster County
  • $1.21 million for a sewer and wastewater infrastructure improvement project in Darlington County
  • $2.39 million to extend roadways and water and wastewater infrastructure in Florence County

“This is big news for the state of South Carolina.  These grants will help the counties make necessary infrastructure improvements that will promote economic development and ensure preparedness during natural disasters.  I appreciate the EDA working with my office and other stakeholders to turn these into reality.  The Palmetto State is a great place to do business, and these grants will help to make South Carolina even more attractive for future investment.”