Local Election Issues

Elections are an opportunity for public discussion about consequential issues. The upcoming mayoral elections in the Town of Port Royal and the City of Beaufort are no exception. I talk frequently with owners and operators of businesses large and small from every...

“Missing Middle”

Surveys and conversations consistently reveal two dominant concerns for members of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce: workforce availability and housing affordability. The issues are linked. We cannot hope to address our workforce challenges without also...

2023 Economic Forecast – Data, Video, and Reports

At the Chamber’s 2023 Economic Forecast, we unveiled the new Beaufort Bright Spots Video, updated the Regional Prosperity Dashboard, and heard a fascinating Economic Update on labor participation, interest rates and more from keynote speaker Laura Ullrich,...

2023 Public Policy Agenda

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE CHAMBER’S 2023 PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA OUR PRIORITY IS BUSINESS We are committed to promoting economic prosperity in the Beaufort Region. With the help of our members, we developed our legislative agenda around that commitment. Policy...

Highlights and Headlines from our Region

News recently shared with Chamber members: Labor Churn Leveling – Data released this week from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests the rate of “job churn” is leveling. Job openings were up slightly in December to 11 million, still well above pre-pandemic...