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Welcome to South Carolina Retail Association

The Voice of Retail in South Carolina!

The South Carolina Retail Association (SCRA) is a trade association whose mission is to improve the public image, effectiveness and profitability of the retail industry in the Palmetto state. We represent a variety of merchants in every county, both large and small, and make it our priority to give all retailers a voice in Columbia. A tax-exempt organization supported entirely by members’ dues, the Association is governed by a board of directors who represent retail entities as diverse as apparel, department, electronics, grocery and pharmacy stores.


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What makes the South Carolina Retail Association stand out from the crowd of other business organizations in our state? We deliver superior customer service. Join SCRA and become part of a group that’s committed to your success. Join now.


Retail Means Jobs

-The Retail Industry is South Carolina’s #1 employer

-Retail supports 421,366 jobs in the state of South Carolina

-One in every four jobs is a retail job!

The South Carolina State House in Columbia.

Retail Issues

The South Carolina Retail Association lobbying team works year-round to advocate for retail issues. There are times, however, when we need your help to pass positive legislation/regulation or stop legislation/regulation that would negatively impact your store operations. Learn More

Today is #FightRetailCrimeDay! SCRA is proud to advocate for effective solutions in combating organized retail crime and supports the @NRFnews's Fight Retail Crime Day. For more information, visit

Congratulations to the 2023 CORCA North and South Carolina Officers of the Year! NC Officer Bryan Walker, @CMPD and SC Investigator Ronnie Horn, @spartanburgpd

Read our full press release here:

@NCRMA @SCRetailAssn #ncpol #ORC #LawEnforcement

Although we may avoid the worst of Idalia's impacts, I have declared a State of Emergency out of an abundance of caution to ensure that we have the necessary resources in place to respond to flooding events and are able to respond quickly if the forecast worsens.

If you're a small business owner, tax pro, or business manager looking to learn about withholding, unemployment insurance reporting, and online filing options, don't miss our Withholding Tax workshop:

📅 Tuesday, August 15 | 9 - 11:30 AM | Online

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