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Charleston region's economic success earns national recognition, but also poses local challenges

We Stand For Progress Reports | Feb 15, 2019 @ 10:49am

Charleston and the region's economic success creates certain challenges, particularly linked to housing access and affordability, according to the official tasked with overseeing the city's development.

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Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce wants legislature to prioritize education, workplace development

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jan 30, 2019 @ 2:14pm

Business leaders in Charleston are pushing education and workplace development among their priorities for this session of the South Carolina legislature.

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Lessons to be learned from the Wando River bridge closure, among them promoting responsible density

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jun 30, 2018 @ 7:11pm

Lessons must be learned from the recent near three week closure of the westbound lanes of the I-526 Wando River bridge, according to a senior member of Charleston's Metro Chamber of Commerce.

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Civil engineer praises role of Ingleside development in curbing urban sprawl

We Stand For Progress Reports | May 12, 2018 @ 12:34pm

The development of Ingleside in North Charleston will help limit urban sprawl and produce a diverse community where people can live, work and play, according to one of the region's leading civil engineering firms.

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Solar power is part of a green energy 'bull market' in South Carolina

We Stand For Progress Reports | Apr 23, 2018 @ 8:00am

Solar energy is at the center of a "bull market" in South Carolina, with demand in all sectors, according a business alliance committed to encouraging its development.

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Debate over reauthorization of South Carolina Conservation Bank to resume

We Stand For Progress Reports | Apr 19, 2018 @ 6:15pm

Debate over a bill reauthorizing the South Carolina Conservation Bank will resume in the House this week.

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Port of South Carolina posts record numbers as work to deepen harbor begins

We Stand For Progress Reports | Apr 17, 2018 @ 8:34pm

The Port of South Carolina expects to grow much faster than other facilities in the U.S. in the coming years as a number of major developments are completed.

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Prosperity prompts calls for responsible growth in Low Country

We Stand For Progress Reports | Apr 17, 2018 @ 8:31pm

The Low Country has a problem, and the problem is prosperity, according to the head of the state's leading organization advocating for responsible land use.

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Latest Tri-County report demands major changes to combat educational inequality

We Stand For Progress Reports | Apr 7, 2018 @ 11:21am

Major movement must be made to eradicate deep-seated inequalities in education in the Tri-county Region, according to a community-wide movement dedicated to improving standards for the area's children.

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BP welcomes state's protection from nuisance lawsuits

We Stand For Progress Reports | Mar 14, 2018 @ 12:38am

BP has applauded the adoption of a South Carolina law that allows licensed and permitted plants to operate without residents living nearby launching nuisance lawsuits.

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Civil engineers call for optimism, more funding to rebuild state's infrastructure

We Stand For Progress Reports | Feb 19, 2018 @ 12:21pm

In the wake of a report card on the country's infrastructure and President Donald Trump's announcement of his administration's planned investment, one leading South Carolina civil engineer is responding with some optimism, albeit heavily tempered.

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Sound solutions, focus needed to raise state's education standards

We Stand For Progress Reports | Feb 17, 2018 @ 4:25pm

South Carolina's education system is not rated dead last in one recent survey, but it still stands close to the bottom.

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Executive says targeted education is key to developing high-skilled workforce

We Stand For Progress Reports | Feb 5, 2018 @ 2:25pm

A highly skilled workforce is a huge draw for a national or international corporation building research, development or manufacturing facilities, according to the founder of a South Carolina-based architecture and strategic vision firm.

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Charleston mayor: Bus rapid transit critical to transportation infrastructure

We Stand For Progress Reports | Feb 2, 2018 @ 1:43pm

A successful bus rapid transit system (BRT) is critical to reducing traffic throughout the region, according to Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg.

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Big boost to economy expected with North Charleston container terminal development

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jan 27, 2018 @ 2:35pm

As work continues on a 280-acre container terminal in North Charleston's port, those close to the project are predicting a significant boost to the region's economy.

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