South Carolina Department of Commerce

Help communities be more small-business friendly

Since 2006 the SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) has been advocating for our Department of Commerce to develop a community-based development plan modeled after one started in 2004 by Georgia’s Republican Governor Sonny Perdue.  The concept was simple but effective.  Help local communities become more small-business friendly by…

Action Alert–SBDC budget vetoed

Yesterday Governor Haley vetoed the entire state budget for the South Carolina Small Business Development Center. Please see the letter below for our reasons for asking the Legislature to override Veto # 12. Call your House and Senate member ASAP, before noon today, and ask them to vote t override…

Amazon will build in Lexington Co. without tax deal or we’ll see them in court

It’s not often in a political debate that a key argument of one side gets exposed as a complete fraud. This is one of those rare times. From the beginning of the Amazon.com controversy it was almost universally accepted that giving the company an exemption from collecting sales tax from…