Rick Santorum returned to South Carolina on Wednesday after a disappointing fourth-place finish in New Hampshire, promising voters in a crowded diner that he would jump start manufacturing in the United States and bring jobs back to small towns.

It was the second visit by Santorum to Ridgeway, a small town that features a quaint Main Street, white houses with wrap-around porches and a historic one-room police station from 1940. But this time his polling numbers are much higher than they were three months ago.

His plan includes eliminating corporate income taxes, taxing products made overseas, repealing business regulations he says President Obama has put into place and freeing up oil drilling and coal production to bring down manufacturers’ energy costs.