The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance outlined its legislative agenda and priorities for 2024 at the recent SC Manufacturing Day at the Statehouse.
SC Manufacturing Day at the Statehouse was created by SCMA to engage manufacturers from across South Carolina to highlight their work, share the impact they have in their communities, and advocate on behalf of the industry with the state’s elected officials, according to a news release.
Additional activities included a proclamation ceremony with leadership from Lockheed Martin honoring the 50th anniversary of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, which is exclusively manufactured in Greenville, and elected officials were invited to experience the Lockheed Martin F-16 Cockpit Simulator Experience that is used to train pilots for national defense missions, the release stated.
The agenda, developed and approved by South Carolina manufacturing leaders who serve on the SCMA Board of Directors, consists of six policy topics essential for strengthening and maintaining a pro-manufacturing environment in the Palmetto State. The areas of focus include:
The full details of the SCMA’s 2024 legislative agenda can be viewed by clicking here.
“Manufacturers have led the way in economic growth and prosperity by making historic investments and job creation in South Carolina,” said Sara Hazzard, president and CEO of the South Carolina, said in the release. “This is due to our pro-business environment, Team SC approach to economic development, and skilled and ready workforce who thrive in highly technical careers. SCMA’s legislative agenda serves as a strategic blueprint for the policies manufacturers in South Carolina will need to continue propelling the Palmetto State into the future.”
Recent South Carolina manufacturing facts include, according ot the release: