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2014 Legislative Recap


Added on: June 26, 2014

More Information >> http://www.upstatechamber.org/2014-legislative-recap.php



Update From Upstate Chamber Coalition


Added on: May 29, 2014

More Information >> http://www.upstatechamber.org/weekly-update-52314.php



Update From Upstate Chamber Coalition


Added on: April 22, 2014

More Information >> http://www.upstatechamber.org/weekly-update-42114.php



Chamber Endorses Resolution


Added on: April 14, 2014

A GREATER GREER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE GREENVILLE COUNTY CAPITAL PROJECT SALES TAX REFERENDUM 

WHEREAS, as the population of South Carolina, Greenville County, and the City of Greer has grown so has the volume of vehicle miles driven on roads in Greenville County and the City of Greer, leading to increased traffic, deteriorating road surfaces and over-saturated highway capacities; and

WHEREAS, the accessibility and quality of an area’s transportation infrastructure has a direct impact on the growth of existing businesses and the recruitment of new jobs and private investment; and

WHEREAS, the costs of maintaining and building roads have exceeded the annual federal and state appropriations over a number of years and citizens have expressed a desire to explore options to provide additional funding for the improvement of road infrastructure serving Greenville County and the City of Greer; and

 WHEREAS, Greenville County Council, on November 5, 2013, unanimously passed Resolution No. 1486, creating the Greenville Citizens Roads Advisory Commission to consider proposals and receive citizen and community input regarding potential road improvement and related projects within the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Greenville County; and

 WHEREAS, the Report of the Greenville Citizens Road Advisory Commission provided to Greenville County Council on April 1, 2014 concludes that “the current means for maintenance of our road system is woefully inadequate”, provides a prioritized list of road improvements and related projects throughout Greenville County, including the City of Greer, and recommends Greenville County Council “should consider pursuing some means of a dedicated funding source at an appropriate level to adequately insure needed road improvements are completed expeditiously”; and

 WHEREAS, the South Carolina General Assembly enacted the Capital Project Sales Tax Act, authorizing the county governing body to call for a referendum of the registered voters of the county on the question of imposing a one percent (1%) sales and use tax to fund capital projects throughout the county; and

 WHEREAS, the Capital Project Sales Tax Act can be used to fund capital projects, including the improvement of the road systems, in the county for up to eight (8) years and it is estimated that a one percent (1%) sales and use tax in Greenville County would generate approximately $65 million per year; and

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

 The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce supports action by Greenville County Council to call for the registered voters of Greenville County to consider by referendum the question of imposing a one percent (1%) sales and use tax to fund road improvements and other related projects within the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Greenville County.

 PASSED, ADOPTED AND APPROVED, by the Executive Board (an Executive Board roster is enclosed) of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce on this 7th day of April 2014.


More Information >> http://greerchamber.com/pdf/Let_the_People_Decide_-_GSA_Business__FINAL_.pdf



Update from Upstate Chamber Coalition


Added on: April 4, 2014

More Information >> http://www.upstatechamber.org/weekly-update-4414.php



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