Issues Advocacy

Watch this video to learn more about some of the issues faced by South Carolina small businesses

Sharp decline in new business development across South Carolina highlights impacts of Covid-19 Recession on the state

September 26, 2020 Introduction South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) has compiled data showing a decline in new business license applications in numerous municipalities and counties in South Carolina. The data shows a worrisome trend in the health of the economy, namely that new business development has declined…

South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce 2020 issues

The Advocate of South Carolina Small Business 1717 Gervais Street • Columbia • SC • 29201 www.scsbc.org • (803) 252-5733   ISSUES 2020 Health Insurance Opportunities (state) Open enrollment for the ACA Marketplace is now available until December 15.  We are encouraging small businesses that do not offer group health insurance…

Issue Advocacy INDEX

Since 2000 the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce has been successfully advocating for state and federal policies in the best interest of small businesses. Below is a review of past and current major issues.  Click on the heading to learn more about the issue. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Affordable Health Insurance…

Offshore Oil Exploration and Drilling

In January of 2015, the SCSBCC announced its opposition to the exploration and drilling for oil off the Atlantic Coast.  (SC Business Reasons for Opposing Offshore Oil Drilling/Seismic Testing) In November of 2015, SCSBCC President and CEO Frank Knapp joined other businesses and elected officials in meeting with the U.S.…

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) has long been concerned about climate change and the negative impact on the economy in general and small businesses in particular. The SCSBCC believes that the state’s coastal tourism economy is threatened by future sea level rise due to carbon pollution…

Commerce response to Court 5-9-19

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA CHARLESTON DIVISION     ) SOUTH CAROLINA COASTAL ) CONSERVATION LEAGUE, et al., ) ) Civ. No. 2:18-cv-3326-RMG Plaintiffs, ) ) (Consolidated with 2:18-cv-3327-RMG) v. ) ) FEDERAL DEFENDANTS’ STATUS WILBUR ROSS, in his official capacity ) REPORT as the…

Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction

2:18-cv-03326-RMG            Date Filed 02/28/19 Entry Number 143-1                Page 1 of 20     UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA CHARLESTON DIVISION   CITY OF BEAUFORT; et al., No. 2:18-cv-03326-RMG Plaintiffs, (Consolidated with 2:18-cv-03327-RMG)   v.   NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES   SERVICE; et al., MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT…

SCELP Reply to Federal Defendant’s and Intervenor-Defendants’ Responses to Motion for Preliminary Injunction.

2:18-cv-03326-RMG            Date Filed 03/27/19 Entry Number 241     Page 1 of 18   UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT   FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA   CHARLESTON DIVISION   CITY OF BEAUFORT; et al., ) ) No. 2:18-cv-03326-RMG ) (Consolidated with 2:18-cv-03327-RMG) Plaintiffs, ) ) REPLY TO FEDERAL v. ) ) DEFENDANTS’…

SC Business Reasons for Opposing Offshore Oil Drilling/Seismic Testing

When you drill, you spill.  The federal government admits that oil spills are inevitable predicting one spill a year for every 1,000 barrels of oil produced.  The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management reports 2,440 oil spills in the Gulf between 1964-2015 and 497 oil “accidents” in 2016.  Federal records show…

Federal Tax Reform

In November 2017 a new national coalition of small businesses (Business for Responsible Tax Reform BRTR) was formed to combat irresponsible federal tax reform.  SCSBCC President/CEO Frank Knapp was chosen to co-chair the organization. BRTR’s campaign warned Congress and the public that planned excessive corporate tax cuts would fail to…