Oct 28 2009

Graham Statement on Boeing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the news Boeing will open a second production line in North Charleston.

"We are proud to be part of the Boeing team. We intend to be a good partner and greatly look forward to having an expanded Boeing footprint in South Carolina. Seattle remains the home of Boeing and we look forward to working closely with them in the years ahead. Today’s announcement is proof positive that South Carolina is a great place to do business.

"Boeing is a world-class company committed to excellence. They could have gone to any location in the country and been well-received. They chose South Carolina because of our pro-business environment.

"Bringing Boeing to South Carolina was truly a team effort. I want to thank Governor Sanford, Commerce Secretary Taylor, Senator Leatherman, Speaker Harrell, the congressional delegation, members of the state legislature, and members of the great Charleston team for their hard work. This was the best team effort in business recruitment I have seen in my 15 years of public service. We spoke with one voice and worked hand-in-hand to land this great company."