Op Ed

Creating a Culture of Investing Locally
Source Author: Frank Knapp, Jr.

In an op-ed for the Statehouse Report, ASBC Action Fund Co-chair Frank Knapp, Jr. argues that South Carolina’s economy is not well in spite of new jobs being added and an unemployment rate that has fallen but now steady. He contends that the old economic development methods of the past can’t create the jobs we need in every part of the state via small businesses, the real job creators.

Source Publication Date: July 25, 2004

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ASBN in the News Tim Devaney

Small Biz Owners Support EPA Water Rule, Polls Says

The Hill cited ASBC Clean Water poll results to show that the majority of small business owners support the protection of clean water. This was also picked up by the Miami Herald and the Environmental Leader.

ASBN in the News Timothy Cama

Fat Tire Brewery Pours out Praise for EPA Rule

The Hill quoted the testimony of ASBC business member Andrew Lemley of New Belgium Brewing at a June 24th hearing of the House of Natural Resources Committee’s Subpanel on Water and Power. Lemley explained,

ASBN in the News Nancy Stoner

Waters of the US

The Hill article discussing the Clean Water Act and its positive impact on the economy quoted ASBC Co-founder Richard Eidlin, “American business has always depended on the availability of clean water for its success, and EPA’s regulation in this area historically has been a prime example of the vital partnership between business and government.”

ASBN in the News Benjamin Goad

Business Groups Close Ranks for Climate Battle

The Hill quoted ASBC CEO and Co-founder David Levine in support of the EPA’s new carbon rule. Said Levine, “Business leaders recognize and applaud the president and the Environmental Protection Agency for the leadership demonstrated on issuing these rules to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change while opening the door for innovation and job creation.”

ASBN in the News Gloria Goodale

Google and Amazon Expand Same-day Delivery. Will It Work

The Christian Science Monitor quoted ASBC Co-founder and CEO David Levine regarding Amazon and Google’s new online push saying that he is “… cautiously optimistic about the prospects for small businesses to fend off serious damage from online same-day delivery.”

ASBN in the News Joanna Schroeder

Clean Energy Bill Hits House of Reps

Domestic Fuel, Solar Industry and FierceEnergy, discuss Clean Energy Victory Bonds, quoting ASBC Co-founder Richard Eidlin as to why it makes sense.

ASBN in the News Pat Rizzuto

Chemical Manufacturers, Advocacy Groups Sharply Split over TSCA Bill

Bloomberg BNA quotes David Levine, CEO and Co-founder of ASBC in a statement: “While it is good to see that Chairman Shimkus recognizes the need to fix TSCA, meaningful reform must address three fundamental aspects: transparency, robust safety standards, and incentive for innovation.”

ASBN in the News Megan R. Wilson and Tim Devaney

House GOP Pushes Toxic Chemicals Reform

The Hill quotes ASBC Business Member, John Replogle, CEO of Seventh Generation, expressing caution about the new legislation introduced by Representative John Shimkus (R-IL) entitled the “Chemicals in Commerce Act” to reform the Toxic Substance Control Act.

ASBN in the News Frank Knapp, Jr.

New Capital Access Portal Launched

ASBC partner, S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce announced, on the Unconflicted Blog, the launch of their first project on the statewide donation crowdfunding portal, that enables South Carolina small businesses and nonprofits to raise the capital they need to grow. ran this story as well

Source Publication Date: January 7, 2014

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