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TCEOC Past Chair Discusses Hugo on storm's 28th Anniversary

We Stand For Progress Reports | Sep 25, 2017 @ 10:35am

John Darby, Immediate past president of the Trident CEO Council, was featured in a recent Palmetto Business Daily story on the 28th Anniversary of Hurricane Hugo.

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TCEOC Member Richard Garcia quoted in story about affordable workforce housing

We Stand For Progress Reports | Aug 18, 2017 @ 1:39pm

TCEOC Member Richard Garcia was quoted this week in a Palmetto Business Daily story about helping provide more affordable housing options for the Charleston area workforce.

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Trident CEO Council Stands for the Port

We Stand For Progress Reports | Aug 17, 2017 @ 8:53am

Trident CEO Council Executive Director Tom Leonard was recently quoted in a Palmetto Business Daily story about the economic impact of the expansion of the Port of Charleston.

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TCEOC Council cited in article about Charleston BAR approval of The Beach Co.'s final Jasper application

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jun 19, 2017 @ 3:41pm

Palmetto Business Daily last week cited the Trident CEO Council in a story about the Charleston Board of Architectural Review's approval of The Beach Company's final application for the Sgt. Jasper redevelopment project (John Darby, CEO of The Beach Company is the council's immediate past chairman.)

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TCEOC executive director quoted in story about SC road funding priorities

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jun 12, 2017 @ 1:43pm

Trident CEO Council Executive Director Tom Leonard was quoted in a recent Palmetto Business Daily story about road funding priorities in South Carolina.

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Balancing historic preservation with the need for new development in the Charleston region

We Stand For Progress Reports | May 31, 2017 @ 7:30am

Palmetto Business Daily featured a story this week about the ongoing debate between historic preservation and the need for new development in the Charleston region.

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Sharp increase in Mt. Pleasant impact fees may hurt housing affordability, make traffic even worse

We Stand For Progress Reports | May 11, 2017 @ 6:59am

Opponents of the Mt. Pleasant Town Council's recently-passed measure to sharply increase development impact fees weigh in on the potential negative impact of the measure.

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SC's poor education rankings should serve as wake up call, says Robinson

We Stand For Progress Reports | Apr 24, 2017 @ 7:28am

A recent US News and World Report ranked South Carolina at 48 for higher education and 44th for pre-k to 12th grade schooling. It found that only 44 percent of students are college-ready based on ACT benchmarks. Neil Robinson, a Trident CEO Council member, chair of the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee and a member at the Nexsen Pruet law firm, told Palmetto Business Daily that this report should serve as a "huge wake up call."

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Garcia quoted in news story about land-use regulations, housing affordability

We Stand For Progress Reports | Apr 18, 2017 @ 9:46am

Trident CEO Council member Richard Garcia was recently quoted in a Palmetto Business Daily story about the connection between strict land use regulations and rising housing prices.

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What's the status of the half-cent sales tax 'oversight committee'?

We Stand For Progress Reports | Mar 31, 2017 @ 6:54am

Charleston County Council Chair Vic Rawl speaks with Palmetto Business Daily about the planned 'oversight committee' -- which will only consist of five county council members and no members of the local business community.

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Will a sharp increase in Mt. Pleasant impact fees negative impact housing affordability?

We Stand For Progress Reports | Mar 29, 2017 @ 7:58am

One national urban planning expert raised concerns in a recent Palmetto Business Daily article about proposals to significantly increase development impact fees in Mt. Pleasant. The Town Council is considering increasing the impact fees to 44 percent of the maximum allowed by the state for transportation and 33 percent of the maximum for all others.

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TCEOC's Darby discusses growth in baby boomers choosing to rent in multi-family buildings

We Stand For Progress Reports | Mar 14, 2017 @ 2:08pm

The Trident CEO Council's immediate past chairman, John Darby, was recently featured in Palmetto Business Daily discussing an increase in the amount of South Carolina baby boomers who are choosing to rent in multi-family buildings, rather than carry a mortgage.

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Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission receives federal approval to advance Charleston Project

We Stand For Progress Reports | Feb 14, 2017 @ 6:45am

Palmetto Business Daily recently reported on Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission's receipt of approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to advance its Charleston Project into the construction phase.

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Highlighting the need to reauthorize the SC Conservation Bank

We Stand For Progress Reports | Feb 10, 2017 @ 2:07pm

One of the Trident CEO Council's 13 priority issues is to Stand for Our Land and Water. In that vein, we want to highlight a recent story in Palmetto Business Daily regarding an important bill pending in Columbia that would reauthorize the South Carolina Conservation Bank.

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Trident CEO Council reaches out to Lt. Gov. McMaster on local road funding

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jan 22, 2017 @ 10:38pm

Palmetto Business Daily highlights the Trident CEO Council's recent letter to Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster.

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Collaboration is Trident CEO Council's No. 1 goal in 2017

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jan 18, 2017 @ 7:04am

Marc Fetten, chairman of the Trident CEO Council, told Palmetto Business Daily that collaboration is the council's number one goal in 2017.

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Fetten: Berkeley County solar farm an important step toward renewable energy

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jan 18, 2017 @ 7:00am

Palmetto Business Daily featured this article on Berkeley County's first solar farm -- a $2.7 million project set up in partnership with the utility South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G), that will help power the Charleston International Manufacturing Center in Bushy Park.

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TCEOC advocates to SC infrastructure bank for funding of I-526 completion

We Stand For Progress Reports | Dec 9, 2016 @ 4:31pm

The Trident CEO Council was recently cited in a Palmetto Business Daily story about an upcoming (Dec. 14) meeting of the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank (SCTIB) board, in which the board will discuss whether to approve the disbursement of $420 million for the completion of I-526.

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Trident CEO Council raising its profile in support of key regional business issues

We Stand For Progress Reports | Dec 5, 2016 @ 8:58pm

Fresh off its successful push to pass the new Charleston County half cent sales tax, the Trident CEO Council is looking to continue to raise its profile on key local business issues in 2017.

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TCEOC chair praises passage of half cent tax, urges transparency throughout process

We Stand For Progress Reports | Nov 11, 2016 @ 6:02am

Trident CEO Council Chairman Marc Fetten joined other Charleston County political and business leaders in welcoming voters' passage this week of the half-cent sales tax to fund local roads and infrastructure — but he had a word of caution for local elected officials. 

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