Following the announcement that the Myrtle Beach City Council will consider a loan pool to go toward updating the south mixed-use area, Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement:

"We commend both the Myrtle Beach City Council and the Downtown Redevelopment Corporation for their collaborative vision of continued redevelopment of the south mixed-use area. The redevelopment process has thus far yielded impressive results, but more work remains to be done. A loan pool to help spur clean-up, redesign and overall improvement of the area, notably blighted properties, will help grow tourism, create jobs and expand the appeal of downtown Myrtle Beach to both residents and visitors."