White House report identifies South Carolina infrastructure needs, opportunities

South Carolina needs to invest $6 billion in drinking water infrastructure and 745 bridges and more than 3,780 miles of highway “in poor condition,” but the state has “outsized potential for innovative energy technologies including carbon capture and sequestration and geothermal energy generation, that create good paying union jobs.”

That is an assessment of South Carolina infrastructure needs and opportunities by the White House in state-by-state summaries published in anticipation of a Monday afternoon meeting between President Joe Biden and Republican and Democratic lawmakers regarding his proposed $2.3 trillion American Job Plan infrastructure package.

“For decades, infrastructure in South Carolina has suffered from a systemic lack of
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