On Behalf of the people of South Carolina, I am
pleased to welcome you to the 2004 Columbia Technology Exposition.
With seminars, presentations, and networking opportunities,
this expo offers business leaders throughout the region an up-close look
at technology developed and sold by local entrepreneurs. Encouraging
business owners to "buy South Carolina" for all their technology needs
contributes to the strength of our economy and helps ensure our continued
prosperity. As you gather for this historic meeting of business leaders
and technology entrepreneurs from the Midlands, you have the opportunity
to shape the policy and purchasing decisions of your companies to support
our sustained growth. Take care.