State Chamber releases its 2017 Competitiveness Agenda


The Chamber Board developed the 2017 Competitiveness Agenda through investor surveys and local Chamber meetings.   File photo

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce released its 2017 Competitiveness Agenda at a Wednesday news conference at the Statehouse Rotunda.

The Chamber Board developed the 2017 Competitiveness Agenda through investor surveys, grassroots meetings with local chambers, and input from business leaders in the state.

“For Palmetto State businesses to grow and prosper, we have to take steps to make our state's climate more business friendly and competitive,” Chamber President Ted Pitts said. “Our state has become the ‘it’ state for jobs, and we need to develop the skilled workforce to fill them. We need to finish the job for our state's businesses and citizens who need safe roads and bridges to travel and move products."

Pitts hopes the lawmakers will address the business licensing system, which he called "one of the most business-unfriendly policies that our small businesses have to deal with."

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