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Media Statement

Source: SC Chamber of Commerce

June 22, 2015

Contact: Julie Scott

For Immediate Release

The following can be attributed to Ted Pitts, president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

“In 2000, prior to the General Assembly voting to remove the Confederate Flag from atop the S.C. Statehouse dome, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce was a vocal leader in supporting its removal. We join Governor Nikki Haley in calling for the state legislature to act in an expeditious manner. The business community of South Carolina expects the General Assembly to deal with this issue. The South Carolina Chamber mourns for those affected by the tragedy in Charleston, and we commend South Carolinians for responding with grace and unity. South Carolina is a great place to live, work and do business. This effort will only make it better.”

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s first state chamber Accredited with Distinction by the U.S. Chamber, is the state’s largest statewide broad-based business and industry trade association. As the unified voice for business and industry, the Chamber is a catalyst for increasing wealth and enhancing the state’s global competitiveness in order to improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.


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