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The USMCA Trade Agreement

Posted by: Jason Zacker on Monday, July 6, 2020
The United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement -- better known as USMCA -- went into effect last week (July 1). USMCA replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). While NAFTA clearly needed an update, South Carolina has directly ...

DOT Success: Four Years of Infrastructure Funding

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Wednesday, July 1, 2020
In 2016, the General Assembly passed the business community’s top priority by passing new, sustainable, and substantial funding for our crumbling infrastructure. Today marks Year Four of the implementation, and despite the bellyaching that ...

House Equitable Justice System and Law Enforcement Reform Committee

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Monday, June 29, 2020
With the passage of "smart on crime" reforms in 2010, South Carolina emerged as a national pioneer in criminal justice. These reforms have helped make South Carolina a better place to live, work, and do business. But, as the events of the past ...

City Council Passes Extension on Penalty-Free Late Payments

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Tuesday, May 19, 2020
On Monday, Greenville City Council passed an ordinance extending the deferral of late payment penalties for Local Accommodations Fees and Local Hospitality Taxes until June 22nd for businesses that file their required monthly reports by the normal ...

Governor McMaster Lifts Restrictions

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The Greenville Chamber supports a phased re-opening of our economy in a manner that promotes a strong business recovery as well as necessary protections for our community’s health. We are working with local and state government to achieved ...

The Governor's "Home or Work" Order

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Yesterday at 5 p.m., the Governor's mandatory "Home-or-Work Order" was enacted to limit the spread of COVID-19. The new order makes no changes to the list of non-essential businesses that must close. The order does requires all residents limit ...

Do I Qualify for an SBA Loan?

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Monday, March 30, 2020
With the CARES Act signed, a weekend to process it, speaking with our Chamber’s banking investors, and the opportunity to speak with Congressional staff, here’s what we know: What’s in the bill? For businesses, the biggest thing ...

Labor Department Issues Guidance on Family First Coronavirus Response Act

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Friday, March 27, 2020
Labor Department Issues Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Labor released updated information and resources for businesses about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act – the ...

Federal Response to Coronavirus: What Employers Need to Know

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, March 19, 2020
Last night, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (HR 6201). This bill is the “Phase 2” of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase 1 was approved earlier in the month and ...

Out with the Old, In with the New: REAL ID

Posted by: Jauntavia Prather on Thursday, February 13, 2020
The REAL I.D. Act will soon bring major changes to the way South Carolina residents travel and access federal installations. For residents seeking entrance to military bases, federal buildings requiring identification, and air travel, they will need ...
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