Todd Horne, vice president of business development for Spartanburg-based Clayton Construction Co., announced his candidacy for the Spartanburg mayor’s seat on Tuesday.
The study by Americans for Prosperity found that South Carolina is among the six states that would be most negatively impacted by the border tax because imports make up nearly 20 percent of its GDP.
For more than 12 years, Greenville County Council has bound itself by a special rule of council regarding new taxes or fees: Any increase requires approval of a “supermajority” of nine out of 12 council members.
“We need to be sure that we’re spending the money properly, that it’s going to the right place, going to priorities, and I believe if we do that, we can fix the roads,” he told reporters in Greenville Wednesday.
The Chamber chief discusses a variety of topics, including whether the General Assembly will approve more road funding as the state chamber and others want.
While the number of people working in South Carolina hit a new record, an even greater number of people entered the workforce, leading to a slight increase in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in January.
The measure includes long-term funding and governance reform. The bill will be added to House legislative calendar for debate in coming weeks.
The event, emceed by Merl Code, featured the presentation of the Chamber’s annual awards, remarks from new Chamber President and CEO Carlos Phillips, and the passing of the gavel from 2016 Board of Directors Chair David Lominack to 2017 Chair Brenda Thames.
The South Carolina Speaker of the House said during a talk in Greenville on Monday, Jan. 9,, that businesses will eventually stop investing in the state if lawmakers don’t find the money to repair its crumbling road network.
Greenville developer Bo Aughtry has been replaced on the S.C. Transportation Infrastructure Bank board, removing the Upstate’s only representative on the powerful seven-member body.
City officials anticipate department's Class 1 Public Protection Classification will reduce insurance premiums for property owners in Spartanburg beginning in March 2017.
An Australian trade official said during a visit to Greenville that his country would talk with China about its plans for an Asia-wide trade agreement that would not include the United States, though no decisions have been made.
Restaurants and other kinds of businesses were just getting ready to comply with an Obama administration rule extending overtime pay to 4.2 million workers when a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday putting the change on hold for now.
Greenville attorney plans to continue working in private sector. Returned to private practice in Greenville in 2008.
State Reps. Rita Allison, Derham Cole, Mike Forrester, Donna Hicks and Eddie Tallon, and Sens. Tom Corbin, Harvey Peeler and Glenn Reese named "Business Advocates."