Governor Haley talking jobs, Front Street fire
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:53:41 GMT —
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley addressed about 50 members of the Rotary Club of Georgetown Tuesday afternoon, talking about jobs and how she wants the Georgetown Port to become a popular distribution port.
"I want to continue to reduce unemployment in Georgetown and all over the state," Haley said.
Haley talked about wanting to make the Georgetown Port a big manufacturing destination for the state.
Later Tuesday, she met with Georgetown officials on the progress being made after a fire destroyed part of the city's historic Front Street last month.
Governor Haley emphasized what's already been done for the victims, saying that at the state level they've already signed an executive order that would allow business loans to start being processed.
The governor added that the Department of Commerce has opened up $1 million in grant money for victims' uninsured items.
She explained that the State Department of Natural Resources applied for grants that would benefit Georgetown historical archives.
After the meeting, Governor Haley toured the reconstruction site and took questions from the media.
A member of the Rotary Club asked Haley if she planned to run for president, and she said, "I'm trying to survive South Carolina right now."