Subcommittee Hearings

Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access

Field Hearing in South Carolina: Getting Rural America Back to Work: Solutions to Lower Unemployment
On Thursday, January 24, 2014, at 2:00 P.M., the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access held a field hearing titled, Getting Rural America Back to Work: Solutions to Lower Unemployment. The hearing was held at the Dillon Wellness Center Multi-Purpose Room (1647 Commerce Drive, Dillon, South Carolina, 29536).

The purpose of the hearing was to hear suggestions about what the federal government can do to assist in increasing economic growth and help create jobs in rural communities across the nation.

Opening Statement:

Chairman Tom Rice  (R-SC)

Witnesses and Testimony:

  • Mr. Richard Kaglic, Regional Economist, Federal Bank of Richmond, Charlotte, NC

  • Mr. Chuck Bundy, Deputy Director, Small Business and Existing Industry, South Carolina Department of Commerce, Columbia, SC


  • Mr. Joe Jacobs, Senior Vice President of Operations, South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Columbia, SC

  • Mr. Ben Chastain, Director, Duke Energy Center for Innovation, Hartsville, SC

  • Mr. Jeff McKay, Executive Director, North Eastern Strategic Alliance, Florence, SC

    Additional Items:

  • Hearing Notice
  • Witness List
  • Hearing Memo
  • Press Release
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