June 26, 2017
Fifteen communities from across South Carolina are slated to benefit from public improvement projects supported by more than $9.8 million in funds from the latest round of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
June 23, 2017
A lot of big numbers get thrown around in describing the "skills gap" that faces American industry. On Thursday, Siemens Corp. and the University of South Carolina decided to throw around a big number of their own.
Six Percent Container Growth, $262.3 Million in Capital Expenditures Projected for SC Ports Authority in Fiscal Year 2018
June 22, 2017
The Board approved a $262.3 million capital plan, the largest in the SCPA’s history, with expenditures projected $14.3 million higher than FY2017.
June 21, 2017
Corporate America could gain a huge edge on its competition, if it began to learn from the world of sport and fitness. How so? Simple. Your body is a machine and all machines have capabilities and limitations. Your toaster can toast bread, but not muffins.
June 20, 2017
“Given the evolving cyber security concerns and increasingly stringent risk assessment and mitigation requirements, our clients will appreciate the ability to engage us to deliver assessment and assurance services that encompass compliance standards for HIPPA, PCI, ISO and NIST in one review,” said Jay Brietz, Shareholder overseeing the firm’s HITRUST CSF Practice.
June 16, 2017
SC Logistics – an industry cluster initiative of the SC Council on Competitiveness and the SC Department of Commerce – has created an Executive Forum to identify strategic priorities that will advance the state’s logistics industry.
June 14, 2017
Timeshare resale service providers are required to give consumers a written contract including a complete description of the services offered, the length of the contract, and SCDCA’s telephone and web address.
June 13, 2017
“We are determined to help fix South Carolina’s roads,” said civil engineering professor Sarah Gassman. “To do this, we’re collecting and analyzing data on traffic volume and other wear factors while also looking at new materials that are available for road construction.”
June 12, 2017
"The Port is on pace to achieve record volume of nearly 2.1 million twenty foot-equivalent units (TEU) when our current fiscal year ends on June 30." Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO.
June 09, 2017
SCE&G chose Clean Energy Collective, a national leader in community solar programs, and their RooflessSolar product, to implement its program. SCE&G expects to interconnect the first two of three CEC-developed solar facilities by the end of this year.
June 08, 2017
Palmetto Promise Institute (PPI) joined 12 other leading state and national organizations in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, outlining the importance of state-led efforts on education choice and emphasizing the need to remain true to the tenets of federalism - in particular, by moving education decision-making out of Washington to states, local school districts, and ultimately parents.
June 07, 2017
According to Mark Stubley, Labor Attorney/Shareholder with Ogletree Deakins, contractors in NC and SC have recently confronted labor-front groups attempting to target their use of nonunion subcontractors.
June 05, 2017
Sixty-three high school seniors will graduate from CASC, which is open to all students who reside in South Carolina. CASC offers an individualized approach to learning, using engaging curriculum to ensure every student receives an exceptional learning experience.
June 02, 2017
The partners of UK-based Bond Dickinson LLP and US-based Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP have voted to combine as equal members in a new entity under the name Womble Bond Dickinson. Womble Carlyle has a large presence in South Carolina and clients all over the state. Together, annual revenue is over $400 million.
Retail Recruitment Strategies for South Carolina Cities: A Look at Florence with Bob Sager of the Florence Downtown Development Corp.
May 30, 2017
We met with Bob Sager, Retail Recruitment Consultant with the Florence Downtown Development Corporation. During our one-on-one, Sager highlights the ongoing revitalization efforts in downtown Florence and the role of recruiting retail businesses to fill historic districts.
SC Ports Update: Pamela Lackey Named Chairman, COSCO, April Container Volumes, Inland Port, New Headquarters
May 18, 2017
SCPA welcomed the maiden call of the COSCO Development, the largest vessel ever to call the U.S. East Coast. The Port completed 2,910 crane moves on the vessel, the second-highest number of moves in SCPA history, before it sailed on Sunday evening.
May 17, 2017
Carolinas AGC (CAGC), the construction trade association for the Carolinas, celebrates big wins for the construction industry in South Carolina with recent successes regarding road funding.
May 16, 2017
"The secret to South Carolina's economic success is its people, and we will always honor the fine work they do," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. "The state's Industry Appreciation events are a long-running tradition, and we're proud of this year's recipients."
May 12, 2017
South Carolina’s gas tax is one of the lowest in the country. The result is the deplorable condition of the state’s highway system and roads. South Carolina is a conservative state, politically, and any tax increase, gas or otherwise, is often seen as political suicide for our state’s elected officials.
May 10, 2017
"The strength of April volumes on the heels of our all-time highest month in March puts SCPA in a good position to meet or exceed our planned fiscal year container volume increase of six percent," said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO.
May 09, 2017
The proposal will generate roughly $640 million in recurring road funding and maintenance once fully funding in 2023. The conference report includes funding, tax reductions and reform; all issues that should help in garnering enough votes to override a veto by Gov. McMaster.
May 08, 2017
Palmetto Health Tuomey has been awarded the 2017 I SEE YOU CARE Award by Advanced ICU. The award recognizes outstanding collaboration between hospital staff and AICU’s remote critical care team.
Duke Energy will Invest Heavily in Cleaner Power, Energy Grid, Natural Gas Infrastructure, CEO Tells Shareholders
May 05, 2017
Duke Energy will invest $11 billion to generate cleaner energy through renewables and natural gas as it moves to a low-carbon future, Good told shareholders.
May 04, 2017
Forget all the movies. Working for the CIA or NSA is not all about blowing things up and generally committing mayhem (James Bond may actually be the world’s worst spy)—it’s about helping your bosses gain decision advantage.
May 02, 2017
We sat down with South Carolina's Treasurer to discuss a variety of issues. Having complained for years about the management of South Carolina’s public employee pension plans, it’s not surprising Curtis Loftis had mixed emotions about the bailout bill recently signed into law by Gov. Henry McMaster.