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The Municipal Association of South Carolina supports the state's efforts to compete locally and globally in the new knowledge economy. Local elected leaders recognize the importance of cities and towns as the catalysts for a successful economy through regional collaboration and public-private partnerships. Our legislative priorities supports the efforts of cities and towns to make our state competitive, while also focusing on the best interests of the residents of SC hometowns.

Promoting economic growth
South Carolina hometowns are the core of economic growth and prosperity for our state. The success of our state's economic development efforts is dependent on the strength of our cities and towns to provide the quality services, infrastructure and amenities residents and businesses demand to support the environment that attracts job investment. South Carolina hometowns support legislation that encourages economic growth of cities and towns to make our state competitive within the global economy.
 
Enhancing positive quality of life
Businesses repeatedly point to "quality of life" as one of the determining factors in making a decision where to locate. South Carolina's hometowns are the primary source of the valuable elements that create a positive quality of life supporting tourism, infrastructure, public safety, recreation, utilities, the arts and cultural activities. South Carolina's cities and towns support legislative efforts to provide residents and businesses with cost-effective and efficient services that support a positive quality of life.
 
Encouraging local accountability and fiscal responsibility
Local municipal leadership must have the ability to provide resources in a manner that best supports each community's local needs. Research indicates residents want local control over the laws and regulations that affect the growth and development of their hometowns. With responsibility comes accountability. South Carolina hometowns support local fiscal accountability and local management of resources that are critical to supporting well-run cities.