State of South Carolina
WHEREAS, general aviation and community airports play a critical role in the lives of our citizens, the operation of our businesses and farms, and the economic well-being of our state; and
WHEREAS, the Palmetto State is home to 6 commercial service airports, 61 general aviation airports, and 4 military airfields that provide essential support to South Carolina’s diversified business base, increasing population, and growing tourism industry; and
WHEREAS, airports support and assist South Carolina in many ways, including recreational flying, providing a gateway to communities and tourists attractions, accommodating agricultural spraying, supporting air cargo and air freight shipments, helping law enforcement, supporting the military and its operations, providing access in times of emergency, and supporting medical needs and the medical profession; and
WHEREAS, aviation plays a vital role in the economy of South Carolina, providing many thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Nikki R. Haley, Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, do hereby proclaim August 17-23, 2014, as
SOUTH CAROLINA AVIATION WEEK
throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to recognize general aviation for its significant contributions to our quality of life and economic growth and stability.
NIKKI R. HALEY
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA