Record number of legislators receive Business Advocate Awards


The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce recently published the 2016 Legislative Scorecard, with a record 81 legislators earning Business Advocate Awards.

Each legislative session, the Chamber tracks roll call votes on business issues within the South Carolina Senate and House of Representatives and uses this information to give each member of the General Assembly a score to determine who earns the Business Advocate Award.

During the most recent legislative session, the Chamber monitored issues impacting the state's business climate and economic competitiveness, including infrastructure, workforce development, Right to Work laws, military retirement benefits, tort reform and aid for farmers.

“By and large, the General Assembly and business community had a productive year in 2016,” South Carolina Chamber President and CEO Ted Pitts said. "The bulk of the work from this legislature focused on two key economic drivers: workforce development and improving the condition of our roads and bridges. If you have the opportunity, please take the time to thank our 2016 Business Advocates for their service and efforts to keep South Carolina the best place in the world to live, work and do business.”

The list of legislators who scored 90 percent and above and therefore received the Chamber’s Business Advocate Award can be found on the Chambers’ website.

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