Allen Smith Named to SC Alliance to Fix Our Roads Board
February 8, 2013
The South Carolina Alliance to Fix Our Roads Executive Director, Bill Ross is pleased to announce the appointment of Allen Smith, President and CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, as a Board Member representing the Upstate Chamber Coalition. The South Carolina Alliance to Fix Our Roads is a non-partisan, nonprofit, statewide organization made up of business leaders, associations and chambers of commerce who believe that an efficient, effective and safe highway system is essential to South Carolina's continued economic growth and social progress.
“I am looking forward to working with Mr. Smith to voice concerns of Highway and Infrastructure needs, especially in the Upstate,” states Ross. “With the support of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce and the Upstate Chamber Coalition, and Chambers across South Carolina, we can ensure that the neglect of the highway system is addressed now and economic development continues in South Carolina.”
The mission of the Alliance is to facilitate safe and efficient highway systems throughout South Carolina by working with officials at all levels of government, industry, private citizens and advocacy.
“Maintaining and improving our state’s road system are core functions of state government; however, the funding to fulfill these functions is inadequate,” states Smith. “If we are serious about becoming an economic powerhouse, we must get serious about addressing the state’s infrastructure crisis.”