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Charleston tech sector offering more high-paying jobs, CDC reports

We Stand For Progress Reports | Dec 4, 2019 @ 10:57pm

Charleston’s tech sector continues to grow, with more than half of local tech companies creating new jobs in 2019 and 91 percent of them saying they expect to do so in the future.

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S.C. Ports Authority looking to expand retail operations

We Stand For Progress Reports | Dec 4, 2019 @ 10:56pm

A study conducted by University of South Carolina research economist Joey Von Nessen, and recently released by the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), found that growth of the Port of Charleston and its associated inland ports over the last decade or so has dovetailed almost precisely with the growth of the state's manufacturing industry.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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