Governor Nikki Haley, along with other South Carolina legislators and leaders, announced Monday that the gun maker PTR Industries,will be relocating to the Cool Springs Business Park in Aynor.
"They were kicked out of Connecticut, let's show them that they're loved here in South Carolina," South Carolina Representative Alan Clemmons said.
Horry County Council approved a resolution at last Tuesday's meeting setting the terms for establishing PTR Industries in the county.
Connecticut's legislature passed one of the nation's strictest gun control laws following last December's school shooting in Newtown that left 26 people dead.
In response, PTR and other Connecticut gun manufacturers publicly stated they no longer felt welcome in the state and announced plans to leave.
Governor Nikki Haley credited the state's largely non-union workforce and aggressive economic recruiting efforts for bringing the rifle manufacturer to the state.
"We do have a very pro business environment, we do take care of those that take care of us and so our small businesses and companies are very well taken care of in this state by getting out of their way," Gov. Haley said.
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