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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SCPA reports record volume for February

We Stand For Progress Reports | Mar 30, 2019 @ 9:51am

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), which operates the harbor port in Charleston and two inland ports, experienced its highest container volume for February in its history this year, according to a press release issued by the authority March 20. In addition, in the first eight months of this fiscal year growth has reached nearly 12 percent.

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Chamber's Scott weighs in on Charleston's affordable housing crisis

We Stand For Progress Reports | Mar 27, 2019 @ 6:46pm

The Charleston Metropolitan Chamber is teaming with the Charleston Regional Development Alliance in an effort to economically stabilize the tri-county area of Dorchester, Berkeley and Charleston through a program called "One Region," but one expert says it may not be enough to address the workforce housing crisis.

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Affordable housing proves hard to come by in Charleston

We Stand For Progress Reports | Feb 20, 2019 @ 6:02pm

Affordable housing proves hard to come by in Charleston

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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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Ports Authority continues to see record shipment levels, though slowdown may be on horizon

We Stand For Progress Reports | Dec 19, 2018 @ 12:22pm

The South Carolina Ports Authority continues to post records for shipments and expects December to also be a busy month before an eventual slow down over the next several months due to concerns over U.S tariffs.

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Ports Authority: 'Too early to tell' if tariffs will affect ports

We Stand For Progress Reports | Dec 12, 2018 @ 10:32am

The South Carolina Ports Authority said it's too early to tell if President Donald Trump's higher tariffs will affect ports in South Carolina.

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Housing market on the rise in Charleston, across the state

We Stand For Progress Reports | Dec 11, 2018 @ 9:33pm

The last five years have seen economic growth in the Charleston area, but that growth has come with several challenges, according to the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors.

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SCPA accepts applicants for next Port Ambassador class

We Stand For Progress Reports | Nov 28, 2018 @ 7:01pm

South Carolina Ports Authority has announced its 2018-19 Port Ambassadors class, which consists of 25 participants who will learn how ports operate.

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Tech sector wages continue to soar in South Carolina

We Stand For Progress Reports | Nov 16, 2018 @ 2:06pm

A recent report by Charleston Digital Corridor shows that tech job salaries are continuing to rise each year.

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Charleston's growing pains: Lack of affordable housing

We Stand For Progress Reports | Oct 12, 2018 @ 8:47am

Charleston's growing pains: Lack of affordable housing

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Realtor says Charleston is making strides to address affordable housing crisis

We Stand For Progress Reports | Aug 28, 2018 @ 8:19am

Charleston, like many cities in the U.S., is experiencing a great deal of growth. This increased demand for housing has put the idea of homeownership out of the reach of many; when it comes to affordable housing there is a massive gap in the city.

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