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Contact: Erin Dhand, Manager, Corporate Communications and Community Affairs
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Sen. DeMint Presents Award to SCSPA

Charleston, SC - On August 7, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (second from left) presented the S.C. State Ports Authority (SCSPA) the “SC on the Move Award,” recognizing the port's vital role in driving economic development and in keeping South Carolina secure. Joining Sen. DeMint were (L-R) Capt. Mike McAllister, U.S. Coast Guard - Sector Charleston; Bernard S. Groseclose Jr., SCSPA; and Pam Zaresk, U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection.

With more than $23 million in Post Security Grant (PSG) funding awarded in seven rounds, the Port of Charleston has been the leading grant recipient of Tier II ports. Nationally, only four port areas (Los Angeles, New York, Houston and Seattle) have received more PSG funding than Charleston.

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