The DL Season 2, Episode 11 - Chamber of Commerce
In the latest episode of The DL, Diesel Laptops Founder and CEO, Tyler Robertson, is joined by Ted Pitts, the President & CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
What is the Chamber of Commerce?
From their website, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is a statewide organization that promotes pro-job and pro-business policies at the state and federal level. They bring together businesses across the state through coordinated strategies, training opportunities, and networking events. Their goal is to create the best business climate, so your business can be at its best.
“We’re the voice of business. We’re the champion of business.” - Ted Pitts
Their mission is to strategically create and advance a thriving, free-market environment where South Carolina businesses can prosper.
Why should a business consider South Carolina?
According to Ted, the port in Charleston is a key component of the business ecosystem in South Carolina. The port serves the logistical needs of the entire region.
“It really is the umbilical cord to the rest of the world.” - Ted Pitts
Quality of Life
In addition to excellent logistics offerings, Ted believes South Carolina provides an exceptional quality of life that draws CEOs, workforce, and talent to the state. South Carolina is also one of the least unionized states in the nation, allowing workers to communicate directly with management. Ted sees this as a big plus for getting work done effectively.
“We’re small, but we punch well above our weight” - Ted Pitts
Marquee Brands are Made Here
South Carolina is the home for manufacturing facilities from some of the world’s largest companies, including Michelin, BMW, Volvo, Mercedes, Boeing, Bridgestone and more. There are also homegrown fortune 500 companies like Sunoco that prove South Carolina is a great place to do large scale business and manufacturing.