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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Op-ed: Speed long-delayed I-526 extension along

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jun 20, 2018 @ 11:36am

Complete it already! Long-delayed construction of the Interstate 526 extension needs to finally move ahead. And, as has been amply pointed out to legislators and government agencies for years, completion is a matter of “when,” not “if” — and “when” needs to be sooner rather than later.


McMaster directs state bank to support Mark Clark Expressway extension

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jun 8, 2018 @ 12:07pm

Delayed construction of the Mark Clark Expressway, an Interstate 526 extension, needs to finally move ahead, Gov. Henry McMaster indicated last week.


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.