The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce recently released its 2017 Competitiveness Agenda, which was developed 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 said. "Finally, our current business licensing system is one of the most business unfriendly policies that our small businesses have to deal with."
The 2017 Competitiveness Agenda is broken down into three agenda items: Fill the Workforce Pipeline, Finish the Job on Roads and Cut the Red Tape on Business Licensing.