Governor Henry McMaster traveled to Myrtle Beach on Monday, October 11th to announce he will recommend the state dedicate $300 million dollars toward the building of I-73. “I believe I-73 would be a transformative component in South Carolina’s future economic prosperity,” Governor Henry McMaster said. The governor made the announcement surrounded by dozens of local, state and area leaders. US Congressman Tom Rice says he has been fighting this battle for a decade. “Finally, after all this time, we’re shovel ready,” Rice said at the announcement. Rice added that “this will give us an opportunity to attract diversified industry. We need to protect tourism but we need more industry with steady high paying jobs.” Gov. McMaster said the completion of the project is expected to create about 29,000 new jobs.
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