Economy

Opinion: How Sen. Graham can help fix the labor shortage with commonsense immigration reform

The Hill July 21, 2021 By Frank Knapp Jr., Opinion Contributor Just as they are across the country, small businesses in South Carolina are facing a labor shortage that started before the pandemic. Our senator, Lindsey Graham (R), is key to the short and long-term solution by passing commonsense, bipartisan immigration solutions…

Small Business Group: Biden Executive Order helps level the playing field for small business

Contact Conan Knoll conan@emccommunications.com (831) 524-6764 Statement by Frank Knapp Jr., Co-chair of Small Business for America’s Future and President & CEO, South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce,  on the announcement of President Biden signing an executive order to promote competition in the marketplace and removing barriers to allow small…

Small business owners urge senators to support immigrant reform to address worker shortage

WCSC-TV June 30, 2021 Watch Video By Paola Tristan Arruda CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – South Carolina small business owners and state organizations are calling on U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott to support bipartisan immigration reform. On Wednesday, the Carolinas Chapter of the American Business Immigration Coalition along with…

3-city immigration event spreads the word for needed reform to help small businesses

  Contact: Frank Knapp 803-600-6874 fknapp@scsbc.org Press Release July 1, 2021 Columbia, SC—The South Carolina Small Business Chamber (SCSBCC) and the American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) successfully completed press events on June 30th in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston.  Frank Knapp, president and CEO of the SCSBCC, announced that his chamber…

Presdent Biden Announces Support for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

The White House FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2021 FACT SHEET: Today, President Biden and Vice President Harris announced their support for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, the largest long-term investment in our infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century – an investment that will make our economy more sustainable, resilient,…

Disadvantaged small businesses to get more opportunity in federal contracting

Press Release Contact: Frank Knapp 803-600-6874 fknapp@scsbc.org Addresses 40-year low in new business startups and wealth gap Columbia, SC, June 14, 2021—Recently the Biden-Harris Administration committed to a 50% increase in federal contracts by 2026 for disadvantaged small businesses.  Black, Latino, Asian, Indigenous, and other minority small business owners to…

INVITE: Building our Energy Infrastructure Back Better with Secretary Granholm

  On Wednesday, June 16, Small Business for America’s Future and Business Forward will welcome U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm for the second briefing in our Build Back Better series. In this series, we are covering the Biden administration’s policy priorities across a range of topics, including those…