South Carolina Elections Bode Well for Construction Industry

Nov 08, 2012, 14:06 ET from Carolinas AGC

COLUMBIA, S.C., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statewide results in yesterday's South Carolina General Election bode well for the construction industry, says construction trade association Carolinas AGC.


Construction industry wins include: the approval of two school bond referendums in Berkeley and Dorchester Counties, totaling over $375 million; and the penny sales tax increase for transportation in Richland County, where voters approved a measure to complete more than a billion dollars of major road projects over the next 22 years. The election also brought a victory to business leader Tom Rice in the newly created Congressional seat, over pro-union candidate Gloria Tinubu.

Carolinas AGC (CAGC) represents contractors and construction-related firms in North Carolina and South Carolina, and serves as a chapter of The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Through diverse partnerships, Carolinas AGC effectively innovates and shares knowledge across sectors and generations; advancing the construction industry to enhance the quality of life and deliver a sustainable difference in the Carolinas. Visit us at

For information on CAGC's legislative involvement in South Carolina contact Leslie Hope at 704/372-1450 ext. 5515.

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