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Columbia Chamber Announces Legislative Agenda for 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Today, the Columbia Chamber announced a legislative agenda for 2015 that focuses on transportation and infrastructure and tax policy.

“The Columbia Chamber and its Board of Directors are looking to expand the voice of business throughout the region,” said Boyd Jones, Executive Vice President of NBSC and Chair of the Chamber Board. “Our goal this year is to recommit to making the Midlands more business friendly.”

The Chamber’s public policy agenda includes priorities on the state, local and federal levels. Specifics of the agenda are now posted on the Columbia Chamber website.

The Columbia Chamber has formed a new Public Policy Committee chaired by Ted Creech, Director of External Affairs for AT&T. “Our work consists of seeing these goals through to fruition,” said Ted Creech. “Members of the Public Policy Committee, along with staff and leadership of the Columbia Chamber, will be responsible for the hands-on work of effecting change at the city, county, and state level.”

“Infrastructure and lowering the cost of doing business are our priorities for 2015,” explained Carl Blackstone, President and CEO of the Columbia Chamber. “It’s imperative that we start planning for our future. We need to invest in building a better foundation in order to attract and maintain businesses here in the Midlands.”

Access the 2015 legislative agenda here.


About the Columbia Chamber

The Columbia Chamber is a private, non-profit, partner-driven organization comprised of 1,500 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals in Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties. The Columbia Chamber serves as the voice of the business community at large on matters of economic, educational, social, cultural and political concern, as well as supports and promotes the success of its partners through networking, professional development, advocacy and leadership. The organization has represented the interests of the local business community since 1902.

To become a partner or to learn more about the Columbia Chamber, as well as its events, programs and initiatives, visit www.ColumbiaChamber.com.

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