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2018 Q1 Industrial Columbia Report

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Robust market will uphold continued growth

Key Takeaways

  • Passing of the “Nuisance Bill” will safeguard manufacturers from unnecessary lawsuits.
  • Columbia expects continued industrial growth and investment throughout 2018.

Nuisance bill will protect manufacturers

When a manufacturer evaluates a city for an additional plant or plant relocation, one factor they gauge is the level of support surrounding the business community. Industrial businesses moving to South Carolina can rest assured they will not be bothered with frivolous lawsuits from new neighbors. This confidence stems from the passage of bill H.3653, which protects manufacturers from “nuisance lawsuits”. Governor McMaster believes this bill is important to manufacturers interested in South Carolina job creation by protecting them from unwarranted legal actions. It states that industrial plants cannot be deemed a nuisance if their licenses, permits, certifications and authorizations are current in addition to being compliant with all local, state and federal laws and regulations. This bill will protect existing companies from lawsuits when new residents or businesses locate near an operating plant. The signing of this bill is a positive move for South Carolina manufacturers, and is applauded by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and other business groups.

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2018 Q1 Industrial Columbia Report

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