On Wednesday January 18th, 2012, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley presented her annual State of the State speech, which covered major events of the past year and projected high hopes for the future. South Carolina’s business friendly climate has attracted many major companies to the state such as Boeing, BMW, and most recently, Be Green Packaging. Gov. Haley singled out representatives of these companies and thanked them for their contribution to bringing jobs to the state and helping to boost local economies. Mark Blitzer and Dave Brown, both based in South Carolina, attended on behalf of Be Green.