COLUMBIA (WACH) - Wednesday Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill designed to grow South Carolina's craft brewery business and make the state a destination for beer aficionados.
Haley was joined by state lawmakers and the President of Conquest Brewing Company, for the ceremonial bill signing.
The new law allows South Carolina breweries to expand their business, create more jobs, and help improve the state's economy as a whole.
The measure also allows breweries to operate a restaurant onsite and get a permit to sell other producers' beer and wine.
"We're always trying to find ways to make sure government doesn't get in the way of business in South Carolina. This bill is another way that we've been able to cut restrictions and allow our small businesses to continue driving our growing economy," said Gov. Nikki Haley. "Small businesses make up the vast majority of our economy and when they thrive, they create jobs - more jobs lead to a better quality of life for the people of South Carolina, and that has always been the goal."