The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce has launched a statewide survey seeking input from businesses about the "business friendliness of the counties" in which they do business.
The survey can be found here and is part of Governor Nikki Haley's "Local Government Competitiveness Council," which is chaired by South Carolina Department of Revenue Director Rick Reames.
"What we really hope our end goal is that once we come out with this report and we talk to the counties about it, when they go to decide something for that county, they will know whether they need to vote for that extra fee and whether they should be increasing taxes or decreasing taxes," said Governor Nikki Haley in launching the competitiveness council in March 2016. "They will have a toolkit to let them know how to improve in their county, and not only that, the people will have that toolkit on whether they're making decisions to move that county forward or backward."
The council's mission is to evaluate local governments based on three categories: Public Infrastructure, Taxes, Business and Industry, and Regulation; and, Workforce Readiness.
Governor Haley's executive order establishing the council can be found here.