May 15 2006

Graham and DeMint Announce $1.25 Million for Spartanburg Tech

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint today announced Spartanburg Technical College will receive a $1.25 million economic development grant. The funds will be used to help build a business and industry technical training facility to serve existing and new private industry locating in Spartanburg. According to figures supplied by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the project is expected to create 545 jobs and generate $100 million in private investment. “This is great news for Spartanburg,” said Graham. “This new facility will help Spartanburg Tech train and prepare a 21st Century workforce for competition in the global economy. Investments like this are a key ingredient in driving future economic development and making South Carolina a great place to do business.” “This investment will take advantage of the competitive strengths of South Carolina’s marketplace and increase the number of high-skill employment opportunities in our state,” said Graham. “I appreciate the leadership of President Bush and Secretary Gutierrez in helping America’s communities grow their economies and enable our workforce.” The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. ####