Snapshot: Charleston Hosts Discussion on Impacts of Sequestration

| April 15, 2013

Charleston CRC Bette Century Thomas with Joint Base Charleston commander Col. Richard McComb.

On April 10, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and the College Center for Economic Development at Trident Technical College presented “Sequestration and the Impact in the Lowcountry” at Webster University’s Charleston, S.C., campus location.

The discussion focused on the effects sequestration will have on the South Carolina area when billions of dollars in federal spending cuts kick in, affecting areas like the defense, hospitality and manufacturing industries as well as local schools.

Featured guest speakers included: Col. Richard McComb, commander, Joint Base Charleston; Peter Steketee, chairman, Charleston Area Hospitality Association; Michael Bobby, CFO, Charleston County School District and Chris Miller, executive director, SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic.

Pictured are Charleston Metro Campus/Joint Base Charleston community relations coordinator Bette Century Thomas, and Colonel Richard McComb, Commander, Joint Base Charleston.

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Note: “Lowcountry” refers to the geographic and cultural region located along South Carolina’s coast, including the South Carolina Sea Islands.

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