Perspective: WIS Editorial on the Boeing plant announcement

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - It sure is good to see South Carolina in a positive light on the national news.  I'm talking about the Boeing announcement.  After months of ridicule over some very embarrassing events, our state finally has big news we can be proud of.

The Boeing expansion creates jobs,  stimulates the state's economy, and encourages future business investment.  It was also refreshing to see our often-contentious legislators sharing in the jubilation over the Boeing decision.  And thanks to Governor Sanford for signing legislation that will make the  economic development possible.  Kudos to the Governor as well for giving credit where credit was due.  He was gracious in congratulating some of his fiercest critics for a job well done in getting this deal secured.

The Boeing announcement will have a ripple effect in our state.  The plant promises to be a boon to our technical colleges by spurring the training of highly skilled workers, a critical component to attracting more of this kind of industry to South Carolina.  And that's a very good thing.

That's my perspective.  I'd like to hear your opinion.