News about the Tri-Country region's Progress

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.


More affordable housing coming to Charleston in 2020

We Stand For Progress Reports | Dec 16, 2019 @ 4:34pm

The situation for Charleston residents in need of affordable housing is looking better – a lot better, according to one local government agency.


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.


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.