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.
2017 Legislative Agenda
The 2017 agenda focuses on four areas:
Our state must invest in our infrastructure if we’re to expand our location advantage. We also urge communities across the Upstate to support regional efforts to plan for our future transportation needs.
2. Education & Workforce Development
We need a fully funded education system from pre-kindergarten to post-college job training so we can train workers for 21st century jobs. We also need to challenge the status quo and look at innovative ways to expand the workforce from within.
3. Taxes & Regulation
We will work at the state and local levels to cut red tape for small business, make our region more economically competitive, and lower the barriers to entry for local entrepreneurs.
4. Pension Crisis
Our state’s unfunded public pension liability is a fiscal crisis that could dramatically increase costs for the business community. The General Assembly needs to tackle the issue in 2017 with realistic assumptions that will minimize the impact on the private sector.
2016 Legislative Report Card
See how your elected officials voted on issues that matter to business.