We Stand For Progress Reports | Feb 24, 2020 @ 12:49pm
Consolidation of licensing procedures, tax reform and no raise to the minimum wage all appear on small businesses’ wish list for the South Carolina state legislature this year, according to a state representative of the of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).
Strong businesses, skilled workers and dedicated training give Charleston a bright 2020 economic outlook
We Stand For Progress Reports | Feb 24, 2020 @ 12:45pm
A tight labor market, the trade war with China and businesses' reluctance to make decisions in an election year all have had a role in putting the brakes on Charleston’s economic boom, but overall, 2020 looks to be a good year for the area’s economy.
We Stand For Progress Reports | Feb 3, 2020 @ 12:24pm
The Port of Charleston continues to grow apace, with the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) reporting a 5 percent increase in equivalent container units (TEUs) handled in 2019 over 2018.
We Stand For Progress Reports | Jan 3, 2020 @ 3:00pm
Exponential growth in the technology, hospitality and tourism sectors, as well as thousands of jobs associated with the Port of Charleston, are all touted as examples of an economic boom for Greater Charleston, but a lack of affordable housing and increasing commuter congestion may soon outweigh all the benefits if not immediately addressed.
We Stand For Progress Reports | Jan 2, 2020 @ 11:52am
With the shipping, technology, hospitality and tourism industries all growing by leaps and bounds, the Charleston area is booming like never before.
We Stand For Progress Reports | Dec 16, 2019 @ 4:34pm
The situation for Charleston residents in need of affordable housing is looking better – a lot better, according to one local government agency.
We Stand For Progress Reports | Dec 4, 2019 @ 10:57pm
Charleston’s tech sector continues to grow, with more than half of local tech companies creating new jobs in 2019 and 91 percent of them saying they expect to do so in the future.
We Stand For Progress Reports | Dec 4, 2019 @ 10:56pm
A study conducted by University of South Carolina research economist Joey Von Nessen, and recently released by the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), found that growth of the Port of Charleston and its associated inland ports over the last decade or so has dovetailed almost precisely with the growth of the state's manufacturing industry.
We Stand For Progress Reports | Nov 1, 2019 @ 10:46am
The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), which operates the Port of Charleston and two inland ports, released a study last week on the ports’ impact on the economy of the Charleston region and the state overall.
We Stand For Progress Reports | Oct 28, 2019 @ 8:00am
Six years ago, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) extended its reach, literally, when it opened Inland Port Greer, located 212 miles inland, in Upstate South Carolina between Atlanta and Charlotte along Interstate 85 in Greer, next to BMW’s automotive campus.
We Stand For Progress Reports | Oct 24, 2019 @ 8:00am
Charleston is taking steps to see that entry-level workers in the booming local hospitality field receive proper training and mentoring to enable those interested better pursue successful, lucrative careers in the industry.
We Stand For Progress Reports | Oct 21, 2019 @ 8:00am
In the end, a little luck and a lot of foresight contained damage to the Port of Charleston from Hurricane Dorian to some containers knocked over and some buoys that were bounced around by the raging winds.
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.
We Stand For Progress Reports | Oct 1, 2019 @ 6:20pm
Realtor.com’s recently released “Cross Market Demand Report” shows Charleston as the top destination for those looking to relocate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.