Economy

National Survey Shows Small Businesses Hurt by Lack of Affordable Child Care and Owners Support Federal Child Care Investments

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Conan Knoll conan@emccommunications.com (831) 524-6764 Jared Thompson jared@smallbusinessforamericasfuture.org (260) 797-2530 A new national survey of 1,000 small business owners finds the pandemic has exacerbated child care issues for small business owners and employees, and owners want the federal government to provide solutions Washington, D.C., Oct.…

UofSC economist says government shutdown unlikely to happen at end of week, with debt ceiling deadline looming

WIS-TV September 28, 2021 By Mary Green COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – An economist at the University of South Carolina said the federal government is unlikely to shut down Friday at midnight, the deadline by which Congress needs to reach an agreement on funding to keep it open. Past that, lawmakers face…

Columbia Regional Business Report September 15, 2021 Immigration changes could pave path to workforce growth By Melinda Waldrop Frank Knapp sees one straightforward solution to the labor shortage facing many industries as the nation continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic: Make more workers available. Three pieces of legislation currently before…

New study finds optimism, along with lingering concerns, among small businesses

Columbia Regional Business Report September 15, 2021 By Melinda Waldrop As the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit winds down, a new report reflects growing optimism among S.C. small businesses, while another study points to a continued labor shortage in the state. Following up on a February survey, Facebook’s September…

Clyburn and other Representatives joined immigration presser today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2021 Frank Knapp, 803-600-6874, fknapp@scsbc.org Ben Roussel, 202-210-3112, ben@rousselpr.com SC Small Business Chamber CEO addresses labor shortage and introduces Rep. Clyburn Watch Video Washington, DC —  U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC), and members of the House Judiciary Committee, including U.S. Reps. Zoe…

Kingdom Living Temple partners with South Carolina Small Business Chamber to offer COVID-19 relief program info

Florence Morning News September 1, 2021 By Matthew Christian FLORENCE, S.C. – A local religious organization partnered with the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce to offer an information session on aid programs made available through the federal COVID-19 relief bills. The Kingdom Living Temple’s community development nonprofit, New Alpha,…