July 2019 Features

  • Exclusive: South Carolina Earns Kudos for Manufacturing, Creating Jobs, Attracting Millennials

    July 31, 2019

    Three different sources have recently put South Carolina or Columbia in their top 10 in different areas of economic development and workforce.

  • U.S. Workers See Undeniable Value in STEM Education and Skills

    July 31, 2019

    Randstad US released the U.S. data from the global quarterly Randstad Workmonitor survey for Q2 2019. According to the survey, if U.S. employees could go back in time to age 18, 68 percent say they would focus on a field of study within science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). This sentiment is indicative of the perceived high value of a STEM education and career path over other educational tracks.

  • Duke Energy Invests More Than $150,000 in South Carolina Programs That Will Build Diverse, Talented Workforce

    July 24, 2019

    The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded more than $150,000 in grants to four South Carolina organizations to fund strategic initiatives that will help enhance and diversify the energy industry's workforce of tomorrow.

  • Moore School Announces Best Sustainability-focused Business Courses

    July 23, 2019

    In its 11th year, the Page Prize encourages U.S. and international business schools to introduce or substantially upgrade sustainability courses or associated coursework within their curriculum.

  • Robert Caslen Selected UofSC's 29th President

    July 22, 2019

    Robert “Bob” Caslen, a retired lieutenant general and the former superintendent and president of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, was selected the 29th president of the University of South Carolina on Friday (July 19).

  • Clemson University Sets Record with More Than $170M in Giving

    July 19, 2019

    The total includes more than $106 million in gifts, pledges and gifts-in-kind; $28 million in planned gifts, such as bequests; and $42.3 million from IPTAY annual support. In all, 35,254 members of the Clemson family showed their support with 52,758 total gifts, which will go to support a number of initiatives, including 105 scholarships and fellowships and the creation of 67 endowments.

  • Co-working Office Buildings on the Rise

    July 18, 2019

    Demand for co-working spaces is expected to show continued strong growth over the next few years, as more younger workers favor flexible office space over traditional office settings, according to BBG, a leading commercial real estate due diligence firm.

  • Exclusive: Many Military in South Carolina Are Earning College Credits While They Serve

    July 17, 2019

    At any given time, there are thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines all over South Carolina taking classes that can earn them anything from vocational certifications to an MBA. Many of them eventually put that education to use in the state’s private-sector workforce.

  • Chairman Graham Leads Congressional Delegation to Southern Border

    July 15, 2019

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) will lead a Congressional delegation to McAllen, Texas to observe the crisis at the southern border. The delegation will join United States Vice President Mike Pence and officials from the Department of Homeland Security.

  • SC Ports Reports Record Cargo Volumes, 9% Uptick in FY19

    July 10, 2019

    South Carolina Ports Authority handled record cargo volumes at the Port of Charleston in fiscal year 2019. SCPA handled nearly 2.4 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) from July 2018 through June, an 8.8% increase in annual TEU container volume.

  • Santee Cooper Board Names Mark Bonsall New CEO

    July 10, 2019

    The Santee Cooper Board of Directors named Mark Bonsall, a proven utility executive who most recently served as CEO of the Salt River Project, as its new President and CEO. Bonsall brings 41 years of experience with one of the nation’s largest, strongest and most progressive public power utilities, as well as a distinguished record as an innovative change agent focused on customers and employees.

  • Job Tax Credits Rise for Rural South Carolina Counties

    July 09, 2019

    The economic development incentives the Carolina Panthers were offered to move their offices and practice facilities to South Carolina received a great deal of attention, but the enabling legislation was not only about luring the NFL team.

  • Mid-year Employment Data Signals Continued Demand for Tech Talent, CompTIA Analysis Finds

    July 08, 2019

    U.S. technology sector employment increased by more than 56,000 jobs during the first six months of 2019, enhanced by a solid month of hiring in June, according to an analysis by CompTIA, the leading technology industry association.

  • Gas Prices Rise Ahead of Independence Day, South Carolina Sees Largest Spike on the Week

    July 02, 2019

    Following weeks of steady pump price declines, gas prices are starting to increase across the Carolinas – with North and South Carolina having the largest weekly increases across the entire nation.

  • Coker College Begins Operating as Coker University

    July 02, 2019

    Coker College will begin operating as Coker University. The City of Hartsville issued a proclamation that July 1st was Coker University Day.

  • Magazine Awards South Carolina a Silver for Landing Big Economic Development Projects

    July 01, 2019

    Area Development handed the Palmetto State a Silver Shovel as part of the magazine’s annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards. The awards are determined on a combination of factors, including state population, job creation, capital investment, number or projects and diversity of investment.