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As part of its mission, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping influence legislation and public policy to benefit our community and your business. MBACC investors are encouraged to participate in the investor-driven Advocacy Council, which is comprised of MBACC investors engaged in the public policy arena. The primary role of MBACC's Advocacy Council is to facilitate a unified effort in advocacy of pro-Grand Strand, pro-business public policy. The council will monitor public policy trends and issues for potential impact on the private sector and/or Grand Strand. It will also review local/state /federal legislation and initiatives and strategically collaborate to enhance success in the public policy arena. Each year, the council unveils its legislative priorities, which are based on survey results of stakeholders' concerns and issues for the upcoming legislative session.

Stay Informed on Legislative Issues Important to Your Business & Community!

So often it feels like we hear about legislative issues and potential regulations that affect our business when it might be too late to have our voices heard. In an effort to keep you informed, your Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is working with TrackBill, a fast, simple, TrackBillmobile-based service that identifies bills within our areas of interest, tracks the activity, and provides regular updates on the status so that you can stay in the know on state and federal legislative issues. Sign up today to receive regular updates!
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Our team advocates at the federal, state and regional levels and takes a proactive and collaborative approach to tackling issues. Stay up-to-date on what’s happening and learn how your chamber works on our investors' behalf. Click here to receive progress updates on important legislative priorities for the Myrtle Beach area. 

Advocacy Videos

Jimmy Gray, MBACC's government relations director, shares legislative updates.

2020 Legislative Outlook

Half-Way Through Legislative Session - Accomplishments

What's Ahead 2019

MBACC's 2019 Advocacy Agenda

I-73 Update

Beach Renourishment


Grand Strand Opportunity Zones

Grand Strand Opportunity Zones highlights the six opportunity zones in Myrtle Beach, Conway, Loris, and Aynor, providing key information for potential investors and developers. Congress established the Opportunity Zone program to encourage long-term private investments in low-income communities, thereby encouraging job creation and economic growth. The program provides a federal tax incentive for investment of unrealized capital gains into “Opportunity Funds,” specialized vehicles focused on low-income areas called “Opportunity Zones.” The webpage includes key data points on population, income, retail sales, and homeownership, as well as information on other local resources, connecting prospective businesses with the tools they need to understand the potential for development in these areas.

Department of Employment and Workforce

To review your company's quarterly unemployment account, contact the Department of Employment and Workforce at 803-737-3090. You will need to provide the Employer Account Number and which quarter you want reported. Current quarter information is not available until the end of the quarter.


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