Policy Innovation

Why public policy? Because we believe in the limitless promise of South Carolina and her people, as we fulfill our promise to promote a policy vision that returns dollars and decisions to individuals and communities…and inspires people to work together for our shared future.  That’s a promise we intend to keep.

Our vision begins with four foundational drivers of our state’s future success: education, energy, healthcare and taxes. Each area represents untapped potential to afford every South Carolinian the opportunity to flourish. With your help, bold ideas and strategic, long-term thinking will carry the day. We hope you’ll join us in this journey to unlock our Palmetto State’s incredible promise!


Powering Possibilities for Families


Putting Patients in Charge


Empowering Opportunity for Students


Funding South Carolina’s Future

Latest News

Breaking: Santee Cooper econometric analysis coming next week

On Tuesday, March 20, Palmetto Promise Institute will present its analysis of the current state and future prospects […]

The Truth about Competency-Based Education

What is “competency-based education” and how would it impact South Carolina students? Issue at a Glance South Carolina […]

The myth of low average taxes

By Dr. Rebecca Gunnlaugsson With every new year comes a new round of rankings on every topic imaginable. Apparently […]

What actually makes poverty escapable

Yesterday, I had a chance to speak to the Senate Human Services Subcommittee about three short – but […]