Why Regional Agencies Are Critical

The absence of a regional governing agency in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, may result in the loss of an international trade center.
May 7, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"What we have here is a perfect example of why local and regional political leaders must stop obsessing about political boundaries and expand their vision on economic development... The failure of the Grand Strand and Northeast South Carolina to devise regional strategies for dealing with regional problems became starkly apparent last week. The General Assembly earlier this year set aside $7 million for an international trade center in Myrtle Beach -- a project that business and political leaders deem vital to job development in our part of the state. Greater Greenville business and political leaders Wednesday announced their plan to grab that money for their Palmetto Exposition Center."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Thursday, May 6, 2004 in The Sun News
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