November 2023 Newsletter

Feb 8th, 2024

MBREDC November 2023 Newsletter

Governor, DEW Executive Director Announce 2024 Tax Rate Cuts for South Carolina Businesses

Columbia Business Monthly

Gov. Henry McMaster and S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) Executive Director William Floyd announced that South Carolina’s unemployment insurance (UI) tax rates will decrease or remain the same for all employers in 2024.


This is the third year in a row that the agency, the General Assembly, and the governor have been able to lower UI business taxes due to, state officials say, diligent planning and a robust economy.

“There is no better time to be in business in South Carolina. The state’s leadership has worked hard to make strong financial decisions that maintain a healthy unemployment insurance trust fund which will benefit employers in the coming year,” McMaster said.

Click here to view the 2024 tax rate chart.

Go to to learn more about SOC codes.

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10 best small airports in the US that help you avoid stress and crowds

USA Today

While giant airports like JFK, LAX, and ATL often dominate the travel scene due to the sheer number of passengers who pass through them each day, the United States is home to many smaller, friendly airports that take some of the headaches out of travel.

These 10 airports — voted as the best in the U.S. by readers — serve smaller numbers of passengers each year, yet excel with their commercial flight offerings, easy access, and amenities.

No. 4: Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach International Airport ranks among the fastest growing airports in the state. Passengers fly in and out on 10 different airlines to more than 50 destinations across North America. It wins high marks from passengers for its convenient location and the ease of getting through security and to your gate.

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Top 10 Companies Headquartered in South Carolina by Employment

The largest companies by employment in South Carolina are Walmart, Prisma Health and BMW Group, which employed 36,148, 28,761 and 11,000 people in 2023.

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Available Real Estate

The real estate markets, which have been messy and unpredictable in recent years, may be cooling off some, but it can still be a challenge to locate an available property or facility at just the right time, in just the right place. Our rankings for the top states for available real estate have shifted somewhat, and South Carolina now tops the list.

Site-Readiness Programs

South Carolina’s efforts to streamline the location and expansion process have landed it atop the list of site-readiness programs this year. The state’s department of commerce operates a service designed to simplify the search for sites that are good candidates, and the Palmetto Sites program vets sites to verify critical information and assure they are “checked for readiness.”

Speed of Project Permitting

This, too, is an important consideration if you’re not picking a site that is already label “shovel-ready” and pre-cleared through permitting processes. It’s important because without preclearance, your project could potentially be in for a long wait, depending on where it’s located.


Upcoming MBREDC Events

MBREDC Annual Meeting

Thursday, January 18, 2024

8:30 am

Marina Inn

Myrtle Beach, SC

Interested in sponsoring an

MBREDC 2024 Event?

Benefits of sponsoring:  

  • Your company name/logo/hyperlink emailed in the invitation to all MBREDC members at least twice prior to the event.
  • Your company name/logo displayed at the event.
  • 3-5 minutes to discuss your business during the event.
  • Opportunity to hand out and/or display materials during the event.
  • Shared guest list after the event.
  • Additional invitations to the event as possible.

Contact Sandra James for more information

and to reserve an event


MBREDC November Event

On November 9, the MBREDC hosted “How Horry County Officials Work for You.” This informative event was held at the City of Conway Planning and Zoning Conference room and lunch was served by Tropical Smoothie. Thank you to the Horry County Government for helping us to put this together and providing the speakers. Everyone agreed that it was one of our best events of the year. Thank you to Cary Rowell, Eagle Strategies, for sponsoring this event.

New & Renewing Partners

New Members

SunCoast Building Products & Services

Integrated Media Publishing

Renewing Members

Habitat for Humanity of Horry County

CRG Companies

Carolina Cool

Maynard Nexsen

Peoples Underwriters

American Way Properties

Little River Chamber of Commerce

Sellers General Construction

Development Resource Group

Hilton Garden Inn- Myrtle Beach/Coastal Grand

BELFOR Property Restoration

SGA | NarmourWright Design

Elliott Realty

Myrtle Air Services

REMAX Southern Shores

G3 Engineering & Surveying

RJ Corman

Partner News
Give the gift of life this holiday season

Give the gift of life this holiday season with a donation at an upcoming blood drive.

Tidelands Health is partnering with its blood suppliers – the American Red Cross and The Blood Connection – to sponsor several blood drives during the holiday season:

  • Friday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, 606 Black River Road. Make an appointment at
  • Monday, Dec. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, 606 Black River Road. Make an appoint at
  • Monday, Dec. 18, 9 a.m. to noon, Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, 4070 U.S. 17 South in Murrells Inlet. Make an appoint at
  • Wednesday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Waccamaw Medical Park South, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Murrells Inlet. Make an appointment at

Appointments will take priority, but walk-ins are welcome.

Main Street Theatre to Host World AIDS Day Event

On Saturday, December 2nd, Main Street Theatre, home of Theatre of the Republic in Conway, is hosting the World AIDS Day Intimate Cabaret: Celebrating Life Through Music. This FREE event is a partnership with Little River Medical Center and Careteam Plus, sponsored by Gilead Sciences, and will feature a night of remembrance, entertainment, and education.

Hop’n’Wich in Conway will provide plenty of delicious finger foods as guests have the change to mingle, learn about local resources, and sit back and enjoy the cabaret style song-set with music meaningful to the performer and message of the night. A cash bar is a available and tickets are free on the theatre website at or at this link: Click here for FREE tickets!

If you are a partner of one of the organizations or a visiting organization and would like to provide promotional materials for your organization or an upcoming event, feel free to bring the materials for a display that will be setup in the lobby throughout the event. We hope you will join us for this free night of outreaching and music as come together on December 2nd!

Chairman’s Partners
Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation

2050 Hwy 501 East, Building 100

Conway, SC 29526


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