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Economic Development

Economic Development means business recruitment and retention, but it also means fostering innovation, developing a skilled workforce, community image and branding, and promoting a conducive business climate through good public policy. The chamber’s 2020 Legislative Priorities focus on the following economic development initiatives:

Support the revitalization of the downtown area in the City of Myrtle Beach

  • City leaders have undertaken an aggressive, focused campaign to make this area more family friendly and to drive private investment into the downtown area.


Opportunity Zones

  • We fully support municipalities working to take advantage of the federal Opportunity Zones program and encourage government agencies at the local, state and federal level to work to attract private investment to the Myrtle Beach area.


Investing in Economic Development

  • State and local investment in economic development agencies, including the MBREDC and NESA, is helping attract new and existing industries to the Myrtle Beach area. These organizations have a proven track record and are investing in innovative recruitment strategies.

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EVOLVE Series - Managing Multiple Generations in the Workplace

Join us for the latest session in our Educated Voices On Leading and Valuing Equity (EVOLVE) Series. This is a series of education sessions covering topics on diversity, equity and inclusion. The EVOLVE series is presented by our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council and sponsored by TD Bank.

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October 12, 2021

Four Ways Your Business Can be a Magnet for Great Employees

If you’re a business owner or manager in Myrtle Beach, chances are you’ve run up against the tight labor market. It’s been a painful and difficult reality in many industries; thankfully, however, there are signs of hope that things are moving in the right direction. 

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October 5, 2021

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Plans to Expand I-73

In press conference Monday, Gov. Henry McMaster was joined by S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Secretary Christy Hall, members of the General Assembly, and local Horry County elected officials to call for the expansion of Interstate 73 (I-73) in South Carolina. The governor’s proposed...