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Working together to build better communities

Community Initiatives

Our community-based initiatives are embedded in the Grand Strand and reflect the goals and values of our neighborhoods. Working with chamber investors, public officials and local residents, our collective impact is incredibly broad. Get to know our rich community.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Myrtle Beach Area Chamber condemns discrimination, exclusion and marginalization based on race and ethnicity in our community and anywhere in the world. The chamber is committed to promoting growth and enhancing community awareness about the value and advantages of creating and sustaining diverse and inclusive businesses and workplace environments.

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MBACC DEI Support

DEI Small Business Resources


Arts and Innovation District

Work is underway to create a new Arts and Innovation District in the heart of Myrtle Beach. The area includes Main Street, Broadway Street, Oak Street and Ninth Avenue North. Buildings along Ninth Avenue North may be the first to redevelop, with plans already underway for a co-work and events space. Myrtle Beach Area Chamber supports economic development efforts that encourage entrepreneurs to locate in these new districts.

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Arts and Innovation District

Downtown Master Plan


Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are a community development program established by Congress as a part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. They are designed to encourage long-term private investments in low-income communities. This program provides a federal tax incentive for taxpayers who reinvest unrealized capital gains into "Opportunity Funds," which are specialized vehicles dedicated to investing in low-income areas called "Opportunity Zones."

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Myrtle Beach Opportunity Zones

Grand Strand Opportunity Zones


Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, coercion, or deception for the purpose of exploitation. The chamber is joining forces with other chambers, law enforcement, and local agencies to combat the problem through community engagement that’s focused on prevention, protection and prosecution.

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South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force

Eastern Carolina Coalition Against Human Trafficking


Health and Wellness

A healthy workforce leads to a productive workforce. We’re focused on the entire health care landscape, with special attention to quality, cost and access to care.

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Health Care in Myrtle Beach

 

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Save on Travel to EGYPT With the Chamber

We invite you to join us on our journey to Egypt, a nation of biblical proportions and epic history. Experience the fascinating stories of the ancient world as you tour Cairo’s medieval mosques, the gargantuan pyramids of Giza, grandiose Karnak and the Luxor temples, treasures of Tutankhamen’s tomb, and the Valley of the Kings. In the company of an expert Egyptologist guide, cruise the mighty Nile River aboard a first-class vessel and spend 4 nights at a firstclass hotel in cosmopolitan Cairo. Learn more at MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com/chambertravelprogram.

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May 24, 2023

Myrtle Beach’s Military Appreciation Days Parade to Roll Along Farrow Parkway in The Market Common on May 27

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) and Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) in partnership with the City of Myrtle Beach are proud to sponsor the annual Military Appreciation Days Parade on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

May 22, 2023

Myrtle Beach Beer Trail Showcases The Beach’s Vibrant Craft Beer Scene

The Beach’s vibrant craft beer scene can now be experienced through Visit Myrtle Beach’s newly released Myrtle Beach Beer Trail, a comprehensive multimedia guide featuring 10 breweries and several beer-themed attractions.