Strengthening Our Quality of Life
The Chamber Foundation is a 501(c)(3) created to serve as the business community’s policy development arm. We generate non-partisan research to educate the business community and others about initiatives that will propel our businesses, our communities, and our state forward.
The mission of the Chamber Foundation is to advance the long-term welfare of South Carolina and her citizens by identifying, researching, and analyzing factors that are key to improving the business climate, workforce readiness, and quality of life in the Palmetto State.
Led by the Business Community
We're an affiliate of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and we share a similar senior leadership team. Our annual initiatives are selected based on feedback from South Carolina businesses at the Chamber's Annual Grassroots Tour. Our initiatives are then guided by Chamber members.
The Foundation was created based on the shared belief that quality research facilitates important discussions and good public policy. We organize, conduct, and publish research for individuals, businesses, organizations, and others to learn from and act on.
We do not direct our efforts or expend funds in making any legislative recommendations, preparing prospective legislation, or contacting legislators or other elected officials for the purpose of influencing legislation.