Supreme Machined Products, Inc. has closed its facility in Anderson County, S.C. – moving its high-tech equipment and a dozen or so jobs to Spring Lake, Michigan.

Is this a huge deal? No … but it’s representative of the sort of announcement you rarely – if ever – hear mentioned by the legacy press in the Palmetto State.

“We just didn’t have a strong commercial reason to have a facility in South Carolina anymore,” company executive Bruce Rice told The Grand Haven Tribune.

Yikes … here’s betting you won’t see that quote included in any S.C. Department of Commerce promotional literature anytime soon!

Again, this isn’t some bombshell exclusive (well, there are a number of families in Anderson who would probably beg to differ) but it is a reminder of the reality behind the taxpayer-funded big game hunting.

Behind every government-subsidized ribbon cutting there are hundreds of stories like this one … not to mention stories which are never written because the small businesses weren’t about to get off the ground in the first place.