News about the Tri-Country region's Progress

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).


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.


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.


Charleston's boom feeling an aftershock from traffic congestion, housing shortage

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jan 3, 2020 @ 3:00pm

Exponential growth in the technology, hospitality and tourism sectors, as well as thousands of jobs associated with the Port of Charleston, are all touted as examples of an economic boom for Greater Charleston, but a lack of affordable housing and increasing commuter congestion may soon outweigh all the benefits if not immediately addressed.


Charleston's new prosperity is not equal-opportunity wealth

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jan 2, 2020 @ 11:52am

With the shipping, technology, hospitality and tourism industries all growing by leaps and bounds, the Charleston area is booming like never before.