Following the announcement that the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation has hired Jim Moore as its new president, Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement:

"The MBREDC has chosen a very competent and qualified leader in Jim Moore. We have a strong working relationship with Jim through our involvement with the North Eastern Strategic Alliance, for which he served as the director of business development. Jim is a tireless recruiter who is inheriting a solid organization that has had a string of recent successes and remains well-positioned to bring even more new jobs to our region. The chamber remains committed to its support of economic sustainability, vitality and development for the entire Myrtle Beach area, and looks forward to working with Jim."