News about the Tri-Country region's Progress

New law shines bright on state energy options

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jul 22, 2019 @ 8:00am

A new law passed in South Carolina allows more energy options for state residents and businesses.


It's a workers' market in South Carolina as employers struggle to find qualified employees

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jul 19, 2019 @ 8:00am

It’s a complaint heard all across the country—companies bemoaning their inability to recruit and retain the workforce they need, even when they are willing to pay them well. South Carolina, despite its growth, is not immune.


Housing stock not meeting needs in Charleston

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jul 17, 2019 @ 10:24am

The Charleston area — its city, county and surrounding environs — is experiencing a period of major growth, accelerated by substantial investments in the Port of Charleston and related infrastructure. A healthy tourist industry, growing tech sector and influx of retirees from chillier climes are also feeding the growth.


Tech industry growth exponential in Charleston area

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jul 8, 2019 @ 11:43am

Charleston’s tech presence is growing by leaps and bounds, changing the economy and the demographics of the area at a fast clip.


Task force recommends property tax increase to fund affordable housing

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jun 17, 2019 @ 3:54pm

A 1 mill property-tax increase could go a long way toward alleviating a critical shortage of affordable housing in Charleston County, a special task force created to study the issue says.