Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on Charleston Harbor Deepening Project

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Governor Henry McMaster released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's inclusion of $49 million for the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2018 Work Plan:

“This is may be one of the most significant wins for Team South Carolina this year. President Trump’s commitment to South Carolina and the Port of Charleston keeps our dredging on schedule to become the deepest harbor on the East Coast. This give’s South Carolina an immeasurable recruiting advantage for new jobs and investment while announcing to the world that this is the place to do business for generations to come. This was truly a Team South Carolina effort and would not have been possible without the herculean effort of our federal delegation led by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, the State Ports Authority leadership, the financial support and commitment of the General Assembly, and the Charleston area leadership team.”