This Legislative Agenda is driven by results from the Greenville Chamber’s membership-wide survey of our 2200+ Investors, input from the Chamber’s Legislative Issues Committee, and additional input and approval by the Chamber’s Board of Directors. It reflects the Greenville business community’s legislative priorities for the year 2016.
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2016 Legislative Agenda
The 2016 agenda focuses on five areas:
1. Transportation & Infrastructure
An effective, well-funded transportation network is needed to accelerate growth. It is past time to increase the user fee for gasoline and prioritize maintenance so we can expand critical economic corridors.
2. Education and Workforce
We must ensure we have a well-funded and efficient education system from early childhood to post-college training for our workforce. We can invest now or pay a heavy economic price down the road.
3. Economic Growth
We support initiatives to grow and nurture our entrepreneurs and existing businesses so they can become the next great American success stories.
As tourism becomes a bigger share of the Upstate economy, we will work with partners across the state to boost this booming industry.
5. Good Government
We will work with our state and Congressional delegations to streamline government and restore faith in our elected leaders. We will champion vigorous but civil discourse to find solutions to our challenges.