It is rare that you are able to be in the presence of a true American hero, but that is exactly what we have with us today in Kyle Carpenter.
Please stand and join me in showing our deepest gratitude for his service to our country and his bravery that has made us all so proud.
South Carolina continues to be a major success story when it comes to recruiting jobs to our state. We make it very clear to the companies that choose to invest here that they are joining our South Carolina family. The businesses we are honoring tonight could have invested and moved anywhere in the country, and they chose to join Team South Carolina. We should never take that for granted.
Tonight, representatives of a few of those success stories, from all across the world, are here with us. As I introduce them, please hold your applause until the end ”“ and then join me in giving them a warm South Carolina welcome.