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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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