Wilson on Port of Charleston Funding

May 24, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the Port of Charleston was included in the Army Corps Work Plan:

“I am thrilled the Charleston port received funding in the Army Corps Work Plan released today. Deepening the Port of Charleston will help grow the economic impact of the port—which already supports thousands of jobs and extensive industry development in our state and across the southeast.

“Having the Port of Charleston in the Army Corps Work Plan is a culmination of a true team effort as the entire community, local leaders, Congressional delegation, and more worked together with the South Carolina Ports Authority to ensure that the port received fair consideration for federal funding for the dredging project. I look forward to working with the community to continue to support the port in the future.  

The Port of Charleston contributes $53 billion in annual economic impact to the state of South Carolina. In the Midlands and Aiken-Barnwell area, the Port has a $13.6 billion economic impact and supports 1 in 12 jobs in the region.