Gov. Sanford Welcomes Hundreds of New Jobs to Edgefield
June 1, 2005
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
MARK SANFORD, GOVERNOR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Will Folks
SANFORD: "OUR ADMINISTRATION WILL CONTINUE ITS PUSH TO BUILD A BETTER BUSINESS CLIMATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA"
Trenton, S.C. - June 1, 2005 - In welcoming 400 new jobs to the Aiken-Edgefield area, Gov. Mark Sanford today pledged to continue his administration's efforts to build a better business climate in South Carolina by cutting taxes and putting more money into our state's economy, not the growth of government. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Urban Outfitters, Inc., in Trenton, S.C., Gov. Sanford renewed his call for expanded income tax relief to stimulate economic growth so that job announcements like this one are more commonplace in South Carolina.
"The taxpayers of South Carolina sent $707 million in new money to Columbia this year and yet sadly, only one third of one percent of that went back into our state's economy in the form of tax relief," Gov. Sanford said. "I think most working South Carolinians would agree with me that more of that money should go into our economy, not into the growth of government. Stimulating economic growth starts with building a better business climate, and that starts with tax relief for every working South Carolinian."
The South Carolina House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed Gov. Sanford's broader income tax cut for working South Carolinians in each of the past two years. Unfortunately, that tax cut has stalled both years in the State Senate.
"At the end of the day, we believe the best way to stimulate economic development and create jobs in South Carolina is to invest in our economy - not more government," Gov. Sanford said. "I think every working South Carolinian deserves the same income tax cut we gave small businesses this year, and I'm going to keep pushing to make sure that it happens. We need to put more money into the pockets of our consumers so that companies like Urban Outfitters can grow, thrive and create even more jobs."
Press Secretary, Governor Mark Sanford