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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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Sound solutions, focus needed to raise state's education standards

We Stand For Progress Reports | Feb 17, 2018 @ 4:25pm

South Carolina's education system is not rated dead last in one recent survey, but it still stands close to the bottom.

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Executive says targeted education is key to developing high-skilled workforce

We Stand For Progress Reports | Feb 5, 2018 @ 2:25pm

A highly skilled workforce is a huge draw for a national or international corporation building research, development or manufacturing facilities, according to the founder of a South Carolina-based architecture and strategic vision firm.

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Charleston mayor: Bus rapid transit critical to transportation infrastructure

We Stand For Progress Reports | Feb 2, 2018 @ 1:43pm

A successful bus rapid transit system (BRT) is critical to reducing traffic throughout the region, according to Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg.

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Big boost to economy expected with North Charleston container terminal development

We Stand For Progress Reports | Jan 27, 2018 @ 2:35pm

As work continues on a 280-acre container terminal in North Charleston's port, those close to the project are predicting a significant boost to the region's economy.

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Former TCEOC Chair Urges Lowcountry Voters to Turn Out on November 7

We Stand For Progress Reports | Nov 2, 2017 @ 8:36pm

Business leaders, voter turnout campaigners, and others are making late pleas to Charleston-area citizens to take the time to cast their ballots in next week's municipal elections.

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Analysis shows denser mixed-use developments boost tax base amid economic growth

We Stand For Progress Reports | Oct 19, 2017 @ 3:14pm

Maximizing and mixing land use greatly increases the tax generated per acre, an analysis that boosts the argument for denser developments in the fast-growing Palmetto region reveals.

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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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