• Legislature Overrides Governor McMaster's Veto on Expungement

    July 05, 2018

    South Carolina lawmakers returned to Columbia to take up Gubernatorial vetoes, finish the budget, and finish several bills still in conference committees. The house and Senate voted to override Governor McMaster’s veto of the Coalition's top priority: expanding expungement laws for one-time, low-level offenders in order to expand South Carolina’s workforce.

  • Summer Travel Report: Trending International Destinations in Every State

    July 05, 2018

    A new report from InsureMyTrip ranks the top trending international destinations for summer travelers state by state. The data shows twenty-three states favor trips to the United Kingdom, while other states prefer visiting Canada, Mexico or Italy. Results are based on all 2018 travel insurance purchases for international trips with June, July or August departures.

  • South Carolina based EDTS Ranked in the Top 100 of Global Managed Service Providers by Channel Futures

    June 29, 2018

    EDTS, LLC was globally ranked number 87 among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers, according to Channel Futures 11th Annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings that was released this week.

  • Exclusive: Supreme Court Decision Expected to Help South Carolina Retailers

    June 28, 2018

    One of the reasons buying online costs less is because many e-commerce sites don’t charge sales tax. That’s going to change following a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. The court ruled that state and local governments can seek to collect sales tax from businesses that sell to customers in that state, even if the business doesn’t have a physical presence or employees there.

  • Congratulations to June SCHA Platinum Award Recipients

    June 27, 2018

    To receive Platinum recognition, organizations must demonstrate they have met various best practice standards within one of the nine dimensions of workplace wellbeing: Wellness Culture, Risk Assessment & Outreach, Nutrition & Food Environment, Physical Activity, Tobacco Free, Emotional & Mental Wellbeing, Financial Wellbeing, Incentives & Communications, and Evaluation.

  • SIOS Technology Opens R&D Facility at UofSC to Advance Artificial Intelligence and Application Availability Technologies

    June 22, 2018

    SIOS Technology Corp. announced the opening of the SIOS R&D facility at the M. Bert Storey Engineering and Innovation Center at the University of South Carolina’s College of Engineering and Computing in Columbia.

  • SC Ports Plans for 5% Container Growth, $277.6M in Capital Expenditures in FY2019

    June 21, 2018

    The South Carolina Ports Authority Board of Directors adopted a 2019 fiscal year financial plan that includes five percent pier container growth, $280.8 million in operating revenues, $42.9 million in operating earnings, and capital expenditures of $277.6 million.

  • Best Places to Work in South Carolina Announced

    June 20, 2018

    The Best Places to Work in South Carolina have been announced. Large, medium and small business are included. Congratulations to all the winners!

  • Study Indicates Pet Friendly Companies Are More Likely to Attract, Engage and Retain Employees

    June 19, 2018

    A recent study conducted by Nationwide, in partnership with the Human Animal Bond Research Institute, reveals that 90 percent of employees in pet friendly workplaces feel highly connected to their company's mission; fully engaged with their work; and willing to recommend their employer to others. In contrast, less than 65 percent of employees in non-pet friendly workplaces made the same claims.

  • South Carolina Unemployment Rate Declines to 4.0%, Payroll Employment Gained 1,800

    June 18, 2018

    “South Carolina continues to enjoy record employment levels that help our economy thrive, but it is imperative that we also continue to look for opportunities to educate, train and prepare our workforce to meet the demand,” said Cheryl Stanton, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

  • Senior Military Colleges Push to Secure Collective National Cyber Institute

    June 15, 2018

    America’s Senior Military Colleges worked jointly to address the escalating need for highly trained cyber operations and cybersecurity leaders. The colleges, included The Citadel, the University of North Georgia, Norwich University, Texas A&M, Virginia Military Institute and Virginia Tech.

  • Trade Journal Hands South Carolina Silver Shovel for Economic Development

    June 14, 2018

    The economic development trade journal gives out annual awards in gold and silver, based on a state’s ability to score significant capital investment or job creation. States are analyzed based on their 10 biggest projects of the year and then categorized by population.

  • Judge Sides with South Carolina Attorney General and Blocks Shutdown of Project

    June 11, 2018

    A federal judge has blocked the proposed shutdown of the MOX Project at the Savannah River Site in Aiken County. Judge Michelle Childs sided with Attorney General Alan Wilson’s argument that allowing the project to be shut down would irreparably harm the state.

  • Leslie Hossfeld Named Dean of Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    June 08, 2018

    People and their well-being are at the center of Leslie Hossfeld’s research, and she will bring her expertise and experience to Clemson University. Hossfeld will join the university as dean of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences July 1.

  • InnoVision Awards Announces the 2018 Call for Entries

    June 07, 2018

    The InnoVision Awards Program is a South Carolina awards program focused on celebrating and enabling innovation through technology. InnoVision provides an opportunity for high visibility and exposure for organizations within the South Carolina business community.

  • S.C. Chamber-Affiliated PAC Endorses 15 House Members For Re-election

    June 05, 2018

    The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce PAC, which supports pro-jobs candidates for the General Assembly, endorsed 15 members of the S.C. House of Representatives who are running for re-election.

  • South Carolina Again a ‘Best State for Business’

    June 04, 2018

    South Carolina has another opportunity to promote its economic development prowess thanks to a magazine’s business climate rankings. The Palmetto State tied for third with North Carolina in Chief Executive’s 2018 “Best and Worst States for Business.” Texas was No. 1, followed by Florida. Indiana was fifth.

  • Cyber 2018 Awards Announced: EDTS Cyber, North Augusta and ECPI University Honored

    June 01, 2018

    SC Cyber announced the recipients of the 2018 SC Cyber Awards for Excellence. Award recipients in three categories – Industry, Government, and Academia -- were honored at the SC Cyber 2018 Summit.

  • South Carolina Ports Posts Fiscal Year Growth

    May 31, 2018

    SCPA’s strong container volume was also reflected in April volumes at Inland Port Greer. The facility handled 9,577 rail moves last month for a fiscal year-to-date total of 96,937 lifts.

  • ATC Employees Achieve 100% Participation in Annual Fundraising Campaign

    May 30, 2018

    For the second consecutive year, 100 percent of Aiken Technical College’s faculty and staff participated this spring in the annual Family Giving Campaign raising more than $11,560 for student scholarships.

  • Governor McMaster Vetoes Jobs Bill

    May 29, 2018

    South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster vetoed legislation that expands the nonviolent crimes ex-cons can get removed from their records. In a letter, McMaster says the legislation would also allow individuals to expunge multiple criminal convictions in certain instances.

  • U.S. CEOs' Confidence Soars As Hunt For Sustained Growth Continues

    May 29, 2018

    U.S. chief executives are highly confident in the growth prospects for their companies over the next three years and will focus on M&A and collaborative efforts such as accelerator or incubator programs for startup firms to achieve sustained growth, according to a study released today by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm.

  • United Community Bank Launches United Heroes Mortgage Program

    May 24, 2018

    United Community Bank has launched a special mortgage savings program designed to recognize the everyday heroes in our communities. The program, called United Heroes, offers reduced fees and other savings for home mortgages. Participants can save up to $1,300 as part of the program.

  • Keith L. Belli Named Dean of Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

    May 23, 2018

    Keith L. Belli, the head of the University of Tennessee’s Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, has been named dean of Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. He will assume his new role Sept. 1, succeeding George R. Askew Jr., who will continue to serve as vice president of Clemson Public Service and Agriculture.

  • S.C. Unemployment Rate Down, But So Is Labor Force

    May 22, 2018

    The unemployment rate was down in every South Carolina county in April as the number of people looking for work dropped significantly.

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