News about the Tri-Country region's Progress

Charleston's emergency management director says stay-at-home order necessary

We Stand For Progress Reports | Apr 7, 2020 @ 5:10pm

While the governor of South Carolina just recently ordered a 15-day statewide shutdown of non-essential businesses, residents in Charleston are already a week into its shelter-in-place order.

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Berkeley County and Infrastructure Consulting win award for Daniel Island Roundabout

We Stand For Progress Reports | Mar 14, 2020 @ 4:47pm

The Daniel Island Roundabout project faced opposition during the planning, Moncks Corner City Councilman Josh Whitley said, but now it's an award winner.

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State legislature hears a wish list for S.C. small businesses

We Stand For Progress Reports | Feb 24, 2020 @ 12:49pm

Consolidation of licensing procedures, tax reform and no raise to the minimum wage all appear on small businesses’ wish list for the South Carolina state legislature this year, according to a state representative of the of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).

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Strong businesses, skilled workers and dedicated training give Charleston a bright 2020 economic outlook

We Stand For Progress Reports | Feb 24, 2020 @ 12:45pm

A tight labor market, the trade war with China and businesses' reluctance to make decisions in an election year all have had a role in putting the brakes on Charleston’s economic boom, but overall, 2020 looks to be a good year for the area’s economy.

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Port of Charleston sets another annual record

We Stand For Progress Reports | Feb 3, 2020 @ 12:24pm

The Port of Charleston continues to grow apace, with the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) reporting a 5 percent increase in equivalent container units (TEUs) handled in 2019 over 2018.

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