They might be right. Sort of. But there is no denying that Haley has been a jobs-focused governor. In one instance, the SCDP claims Haley announced 300 jobs that don't exist. It's ironic that the SCDP would seek to call Haley out for "smoke in mirrors" when in fact their own story headline is wildly misleading.
In one particular scenario a manufacturer of jewelry showcase furniture, Newlook, was slated to relocate to Barnwell County. Newlook took off running, built up existing property and hired staff. However, prior to opening its doors the company lost a major contract with Pandora, a major jewelry distributor in the United States.
The sour deal forced the Newlook to close its doors on the new facility and some workers were laid off. It's a tragic event that not even Newlook saw coming. To blame Haley or anyone else for the occurrence is remarkably untruthful at best.
The business climate in South Carolina is not perfect. It could be better. But telling half-truths about real jobs is not a solutions to the problems faced by the Palmetto State. Embarrassing companies that relocate to South Carolina nothing more than another sign of desperation as November draws nigh.
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