• South Carolina Banks Help Launch Small Business Lending Program

    April 06, 2020

    South Carolina’s banks are preparing to help distribute $349 billion in emergency Small Business Administration (SBA) loans to small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the CARES Act passed by Congress last week.

  • SC’s State Hemp Plan Receives Federal Approval

    April 03, 2020

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved South Carolina’s Hemp Farming State Plan on the same day the application period ended for 2020 hemp farming permits.

  • Unemployment Insurance Claims Rise Sharply in South Carolina

    April 03, 2020

    Initial Claims: In the week ending March 28, 2020, the advance figures for South Carolina initial claims* was 64,856, an increase of approximately 108.85% from the previous week’s count of 31,054 and a 3,149.3% increase from the week ending March 14, 2020.

  • Hospitals Creating Drive-Thru Specimen Collection Sites to Combat COVID-19

    April 02, 2020

    One of the many proactive steps South Carolina hospitals have taken in recent days in response to the spread of the coronavirus is to streamline the speed, convenience and safety of both screening and collecting specimens for testing.

  • Sheltering in Place? Keep Your Business Humming with the Perfect Home Office

    April 01, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new world order for businesses, including real estate: working from home during government recommendations to self-quarantine. And with more people telecommuting, the home office is becoming more of a property focal point. Here are some ideas to make your space more inviting.

  • SC Codes Launches Free Java Concepts Course

    March 31, 2020

    SC Codes, a statewide program aimed at providing free access to code education to all residents of South Carolina, launched a new online programming course titled “Java Concepts.” It’s one of several free courses available on the SC Codes platform aimed at helping upskill the workforce and fill the void of unfilled technology jobs in the state.

  • Changing Property Management Landscape Due To Coronavirus

    March 30, 2020

    Expect changing property management conditions due to the effort to minimize virus risks and virus impacts. Tenants may experience income issues due to virus issues and the economy, impacting rents.

  • SC Unemployment Claims Jump 30,000 in 1 Week as Coronavirus Impact Sidelines Workers

    March 27, 2020

    Intrastate Initial Claims: (within the state) In the week ending March 21, 2020, the advance figures for South Carolina intrastate initial claims* was 31,054, an increase of approximately 1600% from the previous week’s count of 1,996.

  • Corsica Technologies: How Does A Rise in Remote Workers Effect Cyber Security?

    March 26, 2020

    Businesses around the world are proving their resilience during the current state of pandemic brought on by Coronavirus or COVID-19 by embracing remote work. Traditional commuters are now connecting remotely to their office networks and using video conferencing at an increasing rate. This sudden change is proving to be a challenge for broadband Internet providers worldwide by increasing traffic and straining their systems like never before.

  • CAGC Fights to Keep Construction Essential in the Carolinas

    March 25, 2020

    In response to the COVID-9 crisis, Carolinas AGC (CAGC) is urging the Governors of North Carolina and South Carolina to consider all construction to be an essential service in the event there is a shelter-in-place order.

  • Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program Seeks Applicants

    March 25, 2020

    The Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship (ACRE), an initiative of the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, is now accepting applications for its spring Entrepreneurship Program.

  • Business Leaders Call for Infrastructure Investment to Jump Start the COVID-19 Economy

    March 25, 2020

    The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) calls for policymakers and businesses to work together to put an emphasis on infrastructure spending now in order to kick start the US economy in the face of the COVID-19 related downturn.

  • South Carolina Realtors: COVID-19 Real Estate Update

    March 24, 2020

    In these uncertain times one thing is certain; SCR continues to work for you. As we navigate through this fluid situation, news is changing by the hour, and sometimes the minute. You have questions, and we are working diligently to find the answers.

  • Clemson Extension’s 4-H @ Home Helps Learning Continue for Youth Everywhere

    March 24, 2020

    Schools might be closed, but a new program from Clemson Cooperative Extension is helping the learning continue in every South Carolina county, 25 U.S. states and even internationally.

  • One SC Fund Activated to Fund Statewide COVID-19 Response Efforts

    March 23, 2020

    The One SC Fund, housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation, has been activated with support from Governor Henry McMaster, to provide a collaborative statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to South Carolina Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus

    March 23, 2020

    The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to South Carolina small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Henry McMaster on March 17, 2020.

  • AT&T Creates $10M Fund to Support Parents, Teachers and Students Throughout COVID-19 School Closures

    March 23, 2020

    AT&T is creating a Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund to give parents, students and teachers tools they need for at-home learning. The fund also will provide resources to maintain meaningful connections and bonding opportunities for those isolated from family and friends.

  • Senator Scott on Coronavirus Relief and Work Still To Do

    March 20, 2020

    U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) discussed COVID-19 legislation passed by the U.S. Senate. Senator Scott remains in Washington to work on the next COVID-19 relief package, which will focus on ensuring American families, health care workers and small businesses have access to support during these challenging times.

  • The Impact of Coronavirus on Real Estate Transactions in South Carolina

    March 20, 2020

    In times such as these it is more important that REALTORS® do what they do best and that’s get deals done. Now more than ever is a time to distinguish yourself by keeping in mind Articles 1 and 13 of the Code of Ethics. Article 1 requires that you treat all parties honestly while still promoting the best interests of your client.

  • SC Hospitals Are Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak

    March 19, 2020

    Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, South Carolina hospitals have been committed, as always, to providing the best care possible to the communities they serve.

  • More Than $43M in Coastal Resilience Grants Announced for Communities Devastated by 2018 Natural Disasters

    March 19, 2020

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management announced more than $43 million in grants to improve the resilience of local communities and wildlife habitat in the face of increasingly severe and frequent natural disasters.

  • SC Ports Sees Strong Volumes, Progress at Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal

    March 18, 2020

    S.C. Ports Authority had a record February for both cargo volumes at oceanside terminals and rail moves at inland ports.

  • U.S. Entrepreneurship Levels Continue On An Upward Trend

    March 11, 2020

    Indicating strong health of entrepreneurship, both entrepreneurial activity and established business ownership in the United States have trended upward over the past 19 years, according to the 2019–2020 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Global Report, released March 3rd at the GEM Annual Meeting.

  • SC Ports Reports Strong Cargo Volumes

    March 10, 2020

    S.C. Ports Authority opens in a new window saw steady container volumes in early 2020 and recorded the highest February ever for both cargo volumes and rail moves at inland ports.

  • SCDOT Provides Update on Strategic 10-Year Plan

    March 06, 2020

    The South Carolina Department of Transportation has significantly increased its work program with $3.2 billion in construction projects statewide, according to Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall who updated the S.C. Senate Transportation Committee on the agency's strategic 10-year plan to improve South Carolina's roads and bridges.