Representative Russell Fry

IRA project: Envision AESC battery gigafactory in Florence County, SC.

Supporting quote: “Envision AESC’s $810 million investment is exciting news for the Pee Dee! This is one of the largest economic development announcements ever for Florence County. Welcome to Florence, Envision AESC!” (Twitter)

Representative Russell Fry (SC-7) has publicly criticized and even memed the IRA. But Fry has praised Envision AESC’s new battery gigafactory in his District’s Florence County that is supported by IRA investments and incentives. He called the project the county’s “largest economic development announcement ever” and “exciting news for the Pee Dee!”