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Statement From Greenville Chamber President/CEO Carlos Phillips

Re. County Council 1996 Resolution

Published Monday, March 9, 2020 2:00 pm

“The Greenville Chamber supports policies that promote economic inclusion, growth, and competitiveness. The County Council resolution at the center of the current debate does not reflect the diverse, successful community that Greenville has become in the past 24 years. Companies in Greenville County and throughout the region recognize the value of diversity in their workforce, their customers, and their leadership.

“Determining our community’s values is not the purview of the Greenville County Council. Those values are instilled and nurtured every day in Greenville’s homes, houses of worship, and community groups. It is the County Council’s responsibility to enact policies that address our community’s challenges and ensure the county government carries out its duties and responsibilities in a fair and impartial way – without regard to race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs.

“We look forward to working with the Council on measures that will accelerate paths to economic prosperity for everyone in Greenville, including increased educational attainment, improved infrastructure, and better access to high-wage, high-skill, high-demand jobs."


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