Legislative Issues & Public Policy

The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center works closely with the local government and elected leadership of HorryCounty.  This close working relationship ensures that the business climate at the community level remains positive and supportive for quality sustainable growth and a thriving economy.

The Little River Chamber of Commerce also represents our members for state and national issues and works with both the South Carolina and U.S. Chambers of Commerce to lobby for our local concerns to ensure they are on the state and national radar

No Wake Zone

We worked the South Carolina Dept of Natural Resources to provide signage for the No Wake Zone near the Little River Waterfront. Signs are at the Big M dock facing south bound waterway traffic and at CrabCatchers facing northbound waterway traffic. 


Little River Waterfront No Wake Zone

It's time for The World Famous Blue Crab Festival! You might notice this year that traffic on the waterway is slower along the Little River Waterfront. It was the result of a lot of work from Little River Chamber, myself and the team at DNR to assure that people are safe and that boat traffic doesn't affect the docks and people visiting Little River. I asked Tim Kettner of Crab Catchers to share a little bit about how we worked to have the Little River Waterfront decalred a No Wake Zone by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to make it safer in the narrow bend of the Intracoastal Waterway. I hope everyone enjoys the food, fun and festivities this weekend and hope you locals continue to enjoy the waterfront dining, fresh seafood markets, gaming and boating in Little River all year round!

Posted by Greg Duckworth - SC House 104 on Friday, May 18, 2018

Illegal Commerce

The Little River Chamber of Commerce advocates for business in our community.  The Board of Directors passed a resolution on May 14, 2014 endorsing the enforcement of current codes, laws and ordinances protecting legitimate business organizations from illegal vendors and establishments to save jobs, revenues and for economic survival.

Sen. Hembree Meets with Little River Businesses

Senator Greg Hembree met with Historic Little River Waterfront business owners regarding their concerns of the condition of Mineola and Waterfront Avenues.  Action items were discussed and compiled to improve the traffic, maintenance and esthetics of the Historic Little River Waterfront.  Senator Hembree agreed to support the businesses and will assist in coordinating improvements with the various state and county departments to realize the completion of these projects.

We Need Funding For Our Roads

The South Carolina Chamber urges the General Assembly to address infrastructure funding.  Road congestion and conditions affect the way our businesses operate.   The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center supports this call to action.  Let's send a strong united message to the General Assembly to shift infrastructure funding into drive and invest in our roads!  For more information, click on the document below.

Update Feb. 2018: The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center Board of Directors voted a resolution in support of I-73 back in 2011.  This important piece of infrastructure will be an asset for the Little River community as well as the entire Grand Strand and we will continue to include it in our Legislative Priorities until we see it built. Please sign the petition here.


Electronic Filing

The South Carolina Department of Revenue is encouraging all businesses in South Carolina to file their taxes electronically.  Click on the link below for more information.


The following position statements have been adopted by the Board of Directors of the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center as priority issues of importance to the business members of this organization.

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