Where are all those South Carolina jobs?

By Jonathan Keisler | for The Nerve

Toray Industries’ decision to locate in Spartanburg County should be good news for South Carolina. Toray is an important supplier to North Charleston’s relatively new Boeing facility, and the company’s impending arrival announces South Carolina’s intent to be an important cog in advanced manufacturing and the aerospace industry. This agglomeration of industry is potentially a good thing.

But just how good is it, really?

As usual, state and local representatives were out front touting the benefits of a reported $1 billion investment and the creation of 500 jobs. Gov. Nikki Haley states that the investment and jobs “will be a real game changer for the Upstate and all of South Carolina.” However, it may not be as much of a slam-dunk as citizens are being led to believe.

at The Nerve.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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