Statement from the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce on passage of roads funding bill:
Today’s action to definitively address our state’s infrastructure deficiencies, marks a great day for the people of South Carolina. By working collaboratively to fund roads improvements after many years, our legislators are letting our businesses and residents know that they have been heard.
Safe, efficient and effective infrastructure will ensure that our economies prosper now and in the future. The Charleston Metro Chamber was part of a coalition of organizations and associations who championed this issue for more than three years. We thank the hundreds of business leaders who have worked with us tirelessly to share their voices with our leaders at the State House. We also express our thanks to the leadership of the South Carolina House and Senate for successfully pushing this issue through and as well, to the members of our Charleston Tri-county legislative delegation who supported the measure and helped to override the Governor’s veto of the bill.
This is a huge victory on our most important legislative agenda item, and a huge win for all who live, work and travel in South Carolina.