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State's economy still growing, but more slowly

We Stand For Progress Reports | Oct 15, 2019 @ 9:20am

The rate of economic growth in South Carolina, and the Charleston area in particular, is slowing down, says an economist with the University of South Carolina.


Charleston named top relocation destination by

We Stand For Progress Reports | Oct 1, 2019 @ 6:20pm’s recently released “Cross Market Demand Report” shows Charleston as the top destination for those looking to relocate.


Greater Charleston: We have room for more industry

We Stand For Progress Reports | Sep 25, 2019 @ 3:56pm

The pace at which business decisions, even major ones, are made is ever-increasing, which means that areas that want to attract more business need to make it as quick and easy as possible for companies to move right in.


Charleston hopes for state grant to aid in Low Battery project

We Stand For Progress Reports | Sep 25, 2019 @ 2:46pm

Charleston’s Low Battery is an important seawall along a major artery for residents and a recreation mecca for residents and tourists alike. It is also a century old.


"Last mile" will connect port to terminal

We Stand For Progress Reports | Aug 26, 2019 @ 9:35am

“The Last Mile” is a popular title for movies and books, and a common metaphor for what people walk when they reach the end of the line.


Charleston adding new hotel option as historic anniversary approaches

We Stand For Progress Reports | Aug 15, 2019 @ 10:36am

The coming year will mark the 350th anniversary of the beautiful city of Charleston, and as the city prepares for its historic anniversary a new hotel is coming to the area.


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.


South Carolina Ports Authority expresses concerns about tariff uncertainties

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jul 29, 2019 @ 8:00am

“The world connects here,” is what the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) had to say about the port of Charleston, which experienced 9 percent growth in shipping in fiscal year 2019 over 2018, is dredging to handle even larger ships and has generated related construction projects such as a mile-long access road and a massive distribution facility.


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.


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.


In Charleston, discussions on meaning of 'affordable housing'

We Stand For Progress Reports | May 11, 2019 @ 7:04pm

Charleston — like most places across the nation — grapples with the issue of providing affordable housing to low-income families.


Charleston looks to address lack of low-income housing options

We Stand For Progress Reports | May 11, 2019 @ 6:57pm

The difficulty that low-income families in other parts of the nation experience in finding affordable housing is also felt in Charleston and many parts of the Palmetto State.


Traffic congestion could cause workers to seek work closer to home

We Stand For Progress Reports | Apr 29, 2019 @ 11:32am

GEL Group, Inc. did a survey of its approximately 200 Charleston-based employees to see how much of a commute they had for work.


Growing employment of women in tech fields seen as strengthening South Carolina's competitiveness

We Stand For Progress Reports | Apr 12, 2019 @ 6:45pm

A recent report from Cyberstates found that South Carolina’s tech sector ranks sixth nationally in terms of the number of women employed.


Federal budget proposal includes $138 million for SCPA harbor project

We Stand For Progress Reports | Apr 1, 2019 @ 11:13am

Completion of a project to improve the Port of Charleston’s infrastructure became closer to reality when President Trump’s proposed 2020 budget allocated $138 to the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project.