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  • Tourism Continues to Grow in South Carolina

    February 22, 2018

    Tourism in South Carolina is at least a $21.2 billion industry that supports one in every 10 jobs in the state and generates about $1.6 billion in state and local taxes, according to figures released by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.

  • EDTS Cyber Approved by the State of South Carolina to Work with SLED Agencies & CJIS/NCIC Systems

    February 15, 2018

    The State of South Carolina has approved managed cyber security provider EDTS Cyber as a vendor qualified to access and support South Carolina Law Enforcement Division entities in their pursuit of sound and compliant information security practices.

  • SRNS Surpasses 10 Million Safe Work Hours Milestone

    February 08, 2018

    Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employees have once again achieved an exceptional industrial safety milestone, having surpassed 10 million hours without a lost day of work due to an injury at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site. This is the second time that SRNS has achieved 10 million safe work hours in the last three years.

  • Chris Hardy of the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce Offers Opinion of the 2018 Legislative Session

    February 01, 2018

    Chris attended the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Speaks legislative forum and reception. Some of the speakers included Sen. Hugh Leatherman, Rep. Jay Lucas, Rep. Gary Simrill, Rep. Brian White, Rep. John Rutherford, Rep. Rita Allision and Senator John Matthews.

  • 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration

    January 22, 2018

    The 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration, was held Sunday, Jan. 21, and was an afternoon filled with encouragement, recognition, and calls to serve others, according to organizers.

  • Scott Helps Introduce Legislation To Protect Veterans from Predatory Home Lending

    January 17, 2018

    “The government shouldn’t be backing lenders who exploit veterans just to line their own pockets. All three of my brothers served in the military and I understand the incredible sacrifices made by those who fight for our country – they deserve better,” said Senator Warren.

  • Thousands to Rally for School Choice at Capitol in Columbia

    January 16, 2018

    Families and educators from all different forms of school choice – from traditional public schools to charter, magnet, online, private, and home education options – will join forces to celebrate opportunity in education with a rally at the capitol in Columbia.

  • South Carolina Counties Received Approximately $209.9M in Property Taxes from SCANA and its Subsidiaries in 2017

    January 12, 2018

    SCANA Corporation and its subsidiaries paid South Carolina counties more than $209 million in property taxes for property assessed in 2017.

  • South Carolina Unemployment Ticks Upward in Tight Labor Market

    January 09, 2018

    During the University of South Carolina’s annual Economic Outlook Conference, Cheryl Stanton, SCDEW’s executive director, pointed out that there were 60,000 open jobs in South Carolina in October. With unemployment hovering around 4 percent – many economists consider that to be “full employment” – the challenge for Stanton’s agency has been to find willing workers for existing job openings.

  • Kiplinger's Ranks Clemson among Best College Values of 2018

    January 08, 2018

    “Students are looking for a quality education that’s affordable, that offers a complete student experience and that will help them achieve their goals. These describe Clemson University very well and are among traits that Kiplinger’s uses to choose the Best Value Colleges,” said David Kuskowski, Clemson’s director of undergraduate admissions.

  • Amazon’s Best of Prime 2017 Reveals the Year’s Biggest Trends —More than 5 Billion Items Shipped with Prime in 2017

    January 08, 2018

    Amazon announced its Best of Prime 2017 – revealing some of the Prime member favorites of the year. Built on a foundation of fast, free delivery, more than five billion items worldwide shipped with Prime in 2017, including free same-day, one-day, and two-day shipping.

  • UPS Pre-Orders 125 Tesla Electric Trucks

    December 20, 2017

    UPS, which operates one of the largest commercial trucking fleets in the world, announced it has placed a reservation for 125 of Tesla’s new fully-electric Semi tractors. The new tractors will join UPS’s extensive alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet, comprised of trucks and tractors propelled by electricity, natural gas, propane and other non-traditional fuels.

  • South Carolina Ports Handles Container Volume Growth in November

    December 18, 2017

    South Carolina Ports Authority’s 2018 fiscal year container volume through November grew 2.5 percent compared to last year, with 886,414 twenty-foot equivalent container units handled by the Port of Charleston since July.

  • Construction Job Growth Lags in S.C., Surprising Experts

    December 13, 2017

    During another year of steady job growth and low unemployment in South Carolina, one industry has stumbled.

  • Joan Robinson-Berry of Boeing Sees Changes Coming to Aerospace

    December 12, 2017

    Robinson-Berry, who is vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina, expounded on current and future workforce needs as part of the University of South Carolina’s recent Economic Outlook Conference. Boeing currently employs approximately 6,800 workers in the Palmetto State.

  • USC Economists Forecast Slow, Steady Growth in 2018

    December 11, 2017

    USC researchers expect the U.S. economic expansion, currently in its ninth year, to eventually surpass those of the 1960s and 1990s.

  • Clemson University Strengthens Commitment to South Carolina’s Economic Future with New Center for Advanced Manufacturing

    December 08, 2017

    Clemson University Thursday announced the creation of its Center for Advanced Manufacturing, which will become the centerpiece of the university’s ambitious commitment to education, research, innovation and workforce development in support of an industry sector that is vitally important to the future of South Carolina.

  • Clemson's Bruce Yandle's Economic Situation Report

    December 07, 2017

    In his quarterly Economic Situation report, Dr. Bruce Yandle says, “if you felt good about 2017, you should look forward to 2018. In other words, don’t expect to see major changes in the nation’s basic economic indicators.”

  • First Study of South Carolina’s Logistics Industry Finds More Than 600 Companies, $32.9B Impact

    December 06, 2017

    The logistics industry cluster is one of the largest in South Carolina according to a study released by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness. Authored by Dr. Joseph Von Nessen, the study finds that there are more than 600 logistics companies operating in the state, from transportation, to air freight providers, to warehouse and distribution centers.

  • Fed Report Generally Positive about Economy, South Carolina Analysis

    December 04, 2017

    The Federal Reserve recently issued one of its periodic Beige Book reports, which gives a sampling of economic conditions from the 12 Federal Reserve Bank districts around the country. The Nov. 29 edition reported “modest to moderate” economic expansion in recent weeks, continued manufacturing and employment growth, and an optimistic outlook toward holiday retail sales.

  • 2017 Giving Tuesday Highest on Record

    December 01, 2017

    Blackbaud processed more than $60.9 million from over 7,200 organizations receiving donations this year. Online donations were up again for the sixth year running at 28% this year.

  • SC Ports Community Giving Program Awards 2018 Grants

    November 28, 2017

    The South Carolina Ports Authority announced in grants to 56 charitable organizations through its annual Community Giving Program, which provides grant support in regions where SCPA operates in order to positively impact maritime commerce, economic development, environmental awareness and community outreach.

  • Community Development Block Grants Awarded to Improve 18 South Carolina Communities

    November 27, 2017

    Eighteen communities across South Carolina are slated to benefit from public improvement projects supported by more than $6.1 million in funds from the latest round of Community Development Block Grant funding.

  • The UPS Store Steps Up to Help Small Businesses Close the Deal on Small Business Saturday

    November 17, 2017

    Small Business Saturday is like the big game for many independent businesses, with millions of shoppers expected to shop small on Saturday, November 25th. But business owners won’t win the day simply by opening – they need to close deals by turning browsers into buyers.

  • SC Department of Education Releases 2017 Report Cards

    November 16, 2017

    "I encourage the public to pay close attention to the important information contained in the report cards so that we can make informed decisions together in the best interest of our students." State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman

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