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Creating a Pathway for County Square Development

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, January 23, 2020
Thanks to the six councilors (Knox White, Russell Stall, Wil Brasington, John DeWorken, Lillian Flemming, and Kenneth Gibson) who approved a once-in-a-generation project last night that will create thousands of jobs and advance our community. The ...

This Week in Trade News

Posted by: Jauntavia Prather on Wednesday, January 22, 2020
After the approval of the Export-Import Bank extension before Christmas, there were two more major pieces of good trade news this week. Congress Reaches Bipartisan Agreement on USMCA Despite a divided Congress grappling with the impeachment of ...

How does the Chamber decide position on issues that arise after the agenda is set?

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Monday, January 6, 2020
This is one of our most frequently asked questions. The Greenville Chamber and the Upstate Chamber Coalition have slightly different processes, so we’ll focus on the Greenville Chamber’s process in this blog post. As I mentioned in the ...

How does the Chamber produce its agenda each year?

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Monday, December 9, 2019
Producing our policy agenda — and keeping it nimble enough to react to the rapidly changing political scene — is the most challenging thing we achieve each year. It’s equal parts reacting to needs, predicting the future, and ...

Future Growth Hinges on Consolidating Sewer Systems

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The Greenville Chamber has called for the consolidation of the county’s wastewater districts since 2017. This week, both the Greenville County Council and Greenville Legislative Delegation will begin debate on the issue. We’re happy to ...

International Advocacy for Your Business

Posted by: Madison Hall on Thursday, August 15, 2019
While you’re running your business, the Greenville Chamber fights for your company at the local, state, federal, and even international levels. The Greenville Chamber recently had the opportunity to meet with representatives from the United ...

5 Facts About the Gas Tax Increase

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, July 11, 2019
For years, South Carolinians joked and complained about the condition of our state’s roads. Now, three years after the General Assembly agreed on a solution, the state DOT is making good on its promise. In our post-fact political discourse, ...

A New Workers' Compensation Bill That Could Turn Your Business On Its Head

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Tuesday, April 30, 2019
This op-ed was first published in the Greenville Business Magazine. The Palmetto State is largely known as a business-friendly state in most categories. Each year, business groups promote a legislative agenda that pushes critical needs for our ...

Fair Share Bill

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, April 25, 2019
The Upstate Chamber Coalition recently sent a letter to Peter McCoy (R-Charleston), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, urging him to hold a hearing on H. 3758, or the Fair Share Bill. Due to the unintended consequences caused by the ...

Itís Time to Move the Pension Reform Bill

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Monday, April 22, 2019
The Upstate Chamber Coalition presidents recently sent a letter to House Speaker Jay Lucas (R-Hartsville) to urge him to move pension reform through the House of Representatives. This is a critical issue because problems with the pension system are ...
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