Issues

Base Load Review Act (BLRA)

Through April 2017 the SCE&G ratepayers have had 9 rate increases under the Base Load Review Act (BLRA) resulting in about $1.4 billion in additional electricity costs to both business and residential consumers.  These rate increases are being used just to pay for the construction financing costs to build the two nuclear…

Access to Capital

Access to capital is essential for entrepreneurs and small businesses.  The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, University of South Carolina faculty and USC students are in the process of building an “Access to Capital” website that will provide comprehensive information for entrepreneurs and small business owners to explore…

Minimum Wage

In September of 2014, the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) announced its support for phasing in an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. South Carolina has no minimum wage so most workers are covered by the federal minimum wage, which has been at…