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Charleston Tech Center breaks ground in city's digital corridor

We Stand For Progress Reports | Aug 2, 2019 @ 3:59pm

It has taken five years of discussions and planning, but the Charleston Tech Center (CTC) is about to become a reality with construction underway and completion slated for late 2020.


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.


Charleston takes multipronged approach to affordable housing

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jun 3, 2019 @ 10:53am

Like many growing metropolitan areas, Charleston is finding itself facing the dilemma of how to attract a diverse workforce—particularly when its economy includes such relatively low-paying industries as tourism—when the price of housing is beyond its reach.


Port growth means big changes for little St. George

We Stand For Progress Reports | May 20, 2019 @ 9:43am

As the Port of Charleston continues to grow, its economic benefits continue to spread into the surrounding area as companies seek to move their goods in and out of the port.