GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster issued an executive order Thursday expanding recruitment efforts of pharmaceutical and medical supply manufacturers in South Carolina.
The order directs the Department of Commerce to enhance their recruitment efforts and directs state agencies to place priority on buying medicines, medical devices, and supplies made in South Carolina.
According to the governor’s office, the initiative is aimed at safeguarding the state from supply chain disruptions like those experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This last year has made it very clear that relying on China for life-saving medical supplies is a risk we can no longer afford, and South Carolina can lead the way when it comes to bringing the manufacturing of those products back home to the United States,” said Gov. Henry McMaster.
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