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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.