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3/21/2017 General
In response to the recent presentation from TRIP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 21, 2017


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Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
843-626-7444

MEDIA STATEMENT

In response to the recent presentation from TRIP, a national transportation research group, and South Carolina Fix Our Roads (SCFOR) Coalition, that Myrtle Beach motorists lose nearly $1,800 per year on roads that are in poor condition and in need of repair, Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement:
"The TRIP report confirms what a significant cost burden our deteriorating roads have become for local residents. For too long, South Carolina politicians have failed to make our roads a priority and now we know just how much that is costing taxpayers. This study, which reveals that Myrtle Beach residents are experiencing some of the highest vehicle operating costs in our state, clearly demonstrates the need for our elected leaders to do the right thing and take action now."


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Since 1938, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the MBACC its five-star accreditation, one of only several chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The MBACC serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. For more information, visit MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com.