In the aftermath of last week’s tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina has proven itself to be as resilient a state as it is caring. The horrific shooting has caused many to question the presence of a confederate flag on State House grounds, and while our main focus is, and will continue to be, the victims and their families, opportunities for change should not be disregarded.
At 4 o’clock yesterday, Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from State House grounds. While we understand the flag represents heritage to some, to many, it represents hurt. The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Executive Board voted to support the removal of such a divisive symbol from our state grounds, and hope the necessary steps to complete this process will be taken swiftly so an already grieving state may continue to heal.
By Rep. Trey Gowdy & Sen. Tim Scott
International trade accounts for more than one in five jobs in South Carolina, and in the Upstate alone exports support more than 64,000 jobs. To put it simply, our state is a trading powerhouse.
Whether it's exporting automobiles or agricultural products, producing tires and turbines or powering a manufacturing renaissance, our workers can compete with anyone, anywhere.