Governor and S.C. Chamber launch task forces this week.

As Gov. Henry McMaster makes plans to launch the Accelerate S.C. Task Force, possibly this week, Ted Pitts, S.C. Chamber of Commerce CEO and president, said a separate chamber-led task force will incubate new initiatives to jump-start the state's economy.

McMaster announced a 4 p.m. press conference today during which he may, according to Pitts, discuss more details on the make-up of the Accelerate S.C. Task Force.Pitts said the S.C. Chamber has been in "constant communication" with the governor's office and expects him to name task force leadershipsometime this week if not today.

Pitts noted that the governor's task force has been in the works for some time and, once finalized, he said it "will be a good forum for South Carolina industry leaders from all sectors."

Pitts and the S.C. Chamber are directly involved in launching a Council of State Chambers and U.S. Chamber of Commerce task force announced to the wider public today.

"There is an effort across the country where state chambers and the U.S. Chamber are going to work together with the best practices to relaunch the economy coming out of the pandemic," Pitts said. "There are a lot of great things...

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