COLUMBIA, S.C. (Myrtle Beach Online) Gov. Nikki Haley said two things at the announcement of PTR Industries’ relocation to Horry County earlier this year that a Connecticut businessman never thought he’d hear from a government official, PTR CEO Josh Fiorini told a group of the state’s businessmen Tuesday.

No. 1, he said, she compared state budgeting to business budgeting when she said the state moved money around rather than raised taxes to accommodate priorities such as attracting new businesses. Secondly, she told PTR officials and others at the ceremony in Aynor that the state stays out of the way of businesses so that they can concentrate on making money.

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