Sen. Tim Scott, S.C. Chamber take questions from business owners about economic stimulus package

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce held a teleconference to answer questions from state business owners on the economic relief package passed last week in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

A big topic Scott discussed was the paycheck protection program, which is an SBA loan that is in place to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the crisis.

Harriet Hobbs, president of the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce, said she was thankful for Scott speaking with the chambers to provide them with more information on the stimulus package. She has also reached out to the senator’s office about having a town hall meeting with Darlington and surrounding counties.

Hobbs said her businesses did not have enough time to submit their questions ahead of Friday’s meeting. She would like to see a town hall meeting where the businesses she supports can have an opportunity to have their specific questions answered.

“I want my people to be able to sit in front of their computers and have a day or two to think, let their gerbil run on its wheel and think of the questions they want to ask him,” said Hobbs.

Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce President Mike Miller believes that Scott was able to address some concerns and make things clearer for local businesses.

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