The Greenville Chamber joined forces with 12 Chambers in the Upstate to form the Upstate Chamber Coalition (UCC), an alliance created to unify the voice of business in the Upstate in order to create jobs, lower the unemployment rate and to raise per capita income. UCC lobbies for the needs of the Upstate to legislators and to the entire General Assembly. The Chambers that make up the coalition represent 8,000 member-businesses and over 200,000 employees.
UCC is a contractually bound group of Chambers that are served by lobbyists Mark Cothran and Elizabeth Edwards. The Upstate Chambers that make up the UCC are:
Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce
In addition to lobbying on behalf of these Upstate Chambers, Cothran and Edwards lead the development of each Chamber's legislative agenda, their grassroots and grasstops programs, and other public policy-related initiatives.