Jobs and Economic Development
From working behind the scenes with leaders from Boeing, to negotiating with the multinational cargo carrier Maersk, to creating incentive packages to welcome a major automotive supplier, Larry’s record speaks for itself.
And while the other candidates run from their record of supporting big government bailouts or rely on tired political rhetoric, Larry Grooms is getting results. Read what groups such as the Chamber of Commerce, newspapers such as The State, The Post and Courier and The Charlotte Observer, and companies such as Maersk have to say:
“Special recognition must be focused upon… Larry Grooms… for invaluable leadership”
How the Boeing Deal Was Done
“a series of mid-August meetings in Charleston put the project on a fast track. A group of four state senators …[including] Grooms… met with Boeing officials.
Key Players in the Boeing Deal… State Sen. Larry Grooms
Bringing Boeing to S.C.: The art of the deal / A Game of Trust
Maersk Line Announces Agreement With South Carolina State Ports Authority
“[W]e particularly appreciate the efforts of … South Carolina State Senator Larry Grooms, who as Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee… played a crucial role in keeping the talks alive and fostering a second round of discussions that resulted in today’s agreement.”
TBC Corporation Selects Charleston for 1.1 Million SF Distribution Center
Grooms said, "The more economic development negotiations that I'm involved in, the more I'm convinced that our Port is the engine that can move our economy down the road of prosperity. This shows other prospects that South Carolina is where it's at, that when it comes to productivity and success we are ‘where the rubber meets the road.’"