Improved Infrastructure

There's good news and bad news about our infrastructure. Let's begin with the roads we travel. Our highways, bridges and secondary roads are not meeting today's needs, let alone anticipated growth in residents, jobs and businesses in the coming years. We should aggressively find funding, support gasoline tax initiatives tied to road improvement and prioritize top projects. We should begin by finishing I-526 and look for ways to improve I-26 from Summerville to downtown Charleston.

Meanwhile, we should promote a strategy to organically lessen the burden on our roads and highways. We should do more to support in-fill development and urban density programs that would promote walking and biking to work and shopping. And we should support urban / regional biking initiatives and local organizations that promote them to keep riders safe.

The good news: we enjoy some of the best electric and water utility service and some of the lowest rates in the nation. We should support utility efforts to invest in clean energy resources and work together to conserve power and water whenever possible.


Additional Resources

Stand For Infrastructure Letter to Governor Haley


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Charleston Metro Chamber Infrastructure Priorities


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Letter to Chairman Summey and Charleston County Council


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Letter to Governor Haley


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Letter to SCTIB


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Letter to Larry Grooms


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Stand for the Mark Clark Extension -- Letter to SC Transportation Infrastructure Bank


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Regional Issues


Competition makes us faster.
Collaboration makes us better.

Improved Infrastructure

If we are to move forward, we must be able to MOVE.

Quality Job Growth

Local jobs are created by our city's healthy rhythm.

Our Port

South Carolina's economic engine would not exist without the Port of Charleston.


Education is the heart of our community.

Responsible Government

Collaborating, helpful local government.

Clean Energy

Clean energy is shaping the way we think about our region...and the way the world thinks about us.

Density vs. Sprawl

Cities are solutions.

Our Military

Patriotism begins at home.

Our Land and Water

"Conservation is the state of harmony between men and land."

Our Tourism

A world class destination...and we call her "home."

Public Transit

New thinking needed for public transit.

Workforce Housing

Live, Work, Play should be available to everyone.