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SCPA report claims ports add more than $63 billion to state economy

We Stand For Progress Reports | Nov 1, 2019 @ 10:46am

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), which operates the Port of Charleston and two inland ports, released a study last week on the ports’ impact on the economy of the Charleston region and the state overall.


Inland Port Greer grows commerce, jobs for suppliers, consumers

We Stand For Progress Reports | Oct 28, 2019 @ 8:00am

Six years ago, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) extended its reach, literally, when it opened Inland Port Greer, located 212 miles inland, in Upstate South Carolina between Atlanta and Charlotte along Interstate 85 in Greer, next to BMW’s automotive campus.


Explore Charleston launches mentoring program for entry-level hospitality workers

We Stand For Progress Reports | Oct 24, 2019 @ 8:00am

Charleston is taking steps to see that entry-level workers in the booming local hospitality field receive proper training and mentoring to enable those interested better pursue successful, lucrative careers in the industry.


Port of Charleston recovers quickly from Hurricane Dorian

We Stand For Progress Reports | Oct 21, 2019 @ 8:00am

In the end, a little luck and a lot of foresight contained damage to the Port of Charleston from Hurricane Dorian to some containers knocked over and some buoys that were bounced around by the raging winds.


State's economy still growing, but more slowly

We Stand For Progress Reports | Oct 15, 2019 @ 9:20am

The rate of economic growth in South Carolina, and the Charleston area in particular, is slowing down, says an economist with the University of South Carolina.