September 19, 2016
The State newspaper published Bob Coble's "Letter to the Editor" on Sunday, September 17. In the letter, Coble highlights the importance of community support for Fort Jackson moving forward, and the similarity to the city's efforts to establish Camp Jackson 100 years ago.
Excerpts from The State:
"There are two important similarities between Columbia’s efforts to establish Camp Jackson and our efforts now to protect Fort Jackson from reductions by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, which has closed more than 350 bases.
First, Columbia’s leaders always recognized the importance of Fort Jackson to our economy. ...
Second, a unified, proactive community effort over the long-term makes a difference."
Read the full Letter to the Editor from The State.
Coble notes that while Columbia is still impacted by challenges remaining from the time of Jackson's establishment, such as poor roads and flooding, the community has made progress in many other areas. He reiterates that the community remains proud of Fort Jackson and is committed to the next 100 years as much as the past 100.
Bob Coble, often still known as Mayor Bob to many of his clients, is a leader within Nexsen Pruet, serving as chair of the firm’s South Carolina Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Group. While providing key insight into the inner-working of South Carolina’s business and political landscape, he is also responsible for ensuring client needs are met efficiently and effectively.