Partnership Grand Strand is engaged in Business Retention and Expansion (BRE)

August 31, 2023
Posted by
Mark Shaaber

BRE refers to strategies and efforts aimed at retaining and supporting existing businesses within a community or region. The primary goal is to ensure the continued success, growth, and sustainability of established local businesses. BRE recognizes the value of retaining businesses that are already contributing to the local economy, providing jobs, and supporting the community.

As an effort under our prosperity pillar, and in partnership and collaboration with Grand Strand chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, public agencies, and private support organizations:

  • We strive to understand the needs, challenges, and opportunities of local business. 
  • We are working to provide targeted assistance, resources, and support to help businesses overcome obstacles and expand. 
  • We aim to create a favorable environment for existing businesses to flourish, thus retaining jobs and local economic activity.
  • We intend to build strong relationships with local business owners and stakeholders.

If you are a local business owner, we are interested in hearing your story. As a community we want to support the success of every small business. In addition, we are searching for people innovating and growing in the fields Technology, Medical/Life Sciences, Aviation/Aerospace, Manufacturing, Commercial Construction/Trades, and Professional Services. 

Simply send an email to and we’ll set a time to talk!

About Partnership Grand Strand
Partnership Grand Strand is a 501c3 foundation launched in 2022 by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to fund a five-year economic and community development initiative. Through investments from local businesses and partnerships with community organizations, the foundation leads and supports efforts related to four pillars of success: prosperity, talent, place and infrastructure. Through their focused endeavors, Partnership Grand Strand works to accelerate economic prosperity and enhance quality of life across Horry and Georgetown counties. 
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