• SC Banks Close $5.7 Billion in PPP Loans, Protect more than 650,000 Jobs

    August 11, 2020

    South Carolina banks participating in the Paycheck Protection Program closed $5.7 billion in loans in a little more than 90 days, assisting in the protection of better than one in four Palmetto State jobs.

  • A Bright Future for South Carolina's Life Sciences

    August 10, 2020

    Comprised of over 600 life sciences firms in 43 counties, with wages nearly double the state average and an annual economic impact that exceeds $12 billion, the South Carolina Life Sciences Industry has become a powerful force in the Palmetto State’s economy.

  • U.S. Senator Tim Scott to Join Senior U.S. Senator David Perdue at the Georgia Chamber Congressional Luncheon on August 11th

    August 07, 2020

    The Georgia Chamber and senior U.S. Senator David Perdue announce that U.S. Senator Tim Scott will join the lineup of speakers at next Tuesday’s all-virtual Congressional Luncheon. Guest speakers for the luncheon will engage in a wide-ranging discussion on resiliency and recovery of the economy at the federal level.

  • SC Ports’ Leatherman Terminal on Track for 2021 Opening

    August 07, 2020

    Construction of the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal is on schedule for a March 2021 opening. The opening of the container terminal will be a major accomplishment for S.C. Ports and the Southeast logistics network. Phase One will propel S.C. Ports into the future with its modern technology, impressive equipment and big-ship capabilities.

  • 35 Womble Bond Dickinson Lawyers Recognized in 2020 South Carolina Legal Elite

    August 06, 2020

    Thirty-five Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys have been honored as members of the 2020 South Carolina Legal Elite by the publishers of Charleston Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and the Greenville Business Magazine.

  • CAGC Summit Attracts Governors, Senator, House Speaker and Other Top Leaders

    August 05, 2020

    North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, N.C. Speaker of the House Tim Moore, NCDOT and SCDOT leaders, and top economists from both Carolinas joined Carolinas AGC (CAGC) for its annual Summer Summit on July 31st.

  • Santee Cooper: 5 Leading Industries in South Carolina

    August 04, 2020

    There are many reasons to enjoy and appreciate South Carolina as a home base and beacon for hospitality - from Upstate Greenville’s small foodie charm to Lowcountry Charleston’s historical appeal. Ultimately, its economic development initiatives make the state ideal for businesses to thrive.

  • Region’s Health Systems Stand Together to Appeal for Community’s Support in COVID-19 Fight

    August 03, 2020

    Leaders from the region’s four health systems gathered Friday with an urgent appeal to the community: “We’re standing together to slow the spread of COVID-19. Stand with us.”

  • S.C. Announced as Recipient of $15,000,000 Rethink K-12 Education Models Grant from U.S. Department of Education

    August 03, 2020

    State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman and the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) were notified that South Carolina is a recipient of $15,049,608 in funding for the Rethink K-12 Education Models Grant from the U.S. Department of Education as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

  • Gov. Henry McMaster Takes Additional Action to Slow Virus Spread

    July 31, 2020

    Gov. Henry McMaster announced that all previously recommended guidelines for restaurants and other establishments that attract groups of people are now mandatory. The governor’s Executive Order establishing these new measures will go into effect Monday, August 3.

  • S.C. Sees Unemployment Claims Decline

    July 31, 2020

    For claim week ending July 25, 2020, the number of South Carolinians who filed their initial claim for unemployment insurance benefits is 12,194, a decrease of 2,152 initial claims from the week prior. This brings the initial claims total to 697,619 received since mid-March.

  • Survey: CEOs See Less Globalization, More Flexible Workforces, Broadened Corporate Missions in COVID-19’s Aftermath

    July 31, 2020

    According to a new global survey, CEOs and C-Suite executives think COVID-19’s fallout will result in leaner and more agile companies. Businesses will likely emerge from this pandemic using more contract workers and fewer permanent staff, and business travel will be reduced in favor of more videoconferencing.

  • HGTC, USC Partnership for Teacher Education

    July 30, 2020

    Horry-Georgetown Technical College and the University of South Carolina recently signed an articulation agreement between the colleges establishing a teacher education transfer agreement. After completing the two-year degree at HGTC, aspiring teachers will be able to transfer to USC to earn a bachelor’s degree from the College of Education in just two years.

  • S.C. Arts Commission Grants to Provide $4.1M in Statewide Support

    July 30, 2020

    The South Carolina Arts Commission is announcing grants totaling $4.1 million awarded in at least 41 South Carolina counties to support arts and culture work in the new fiscal year.

  • Bank of America Connects Charleston and Myrtle Beach-Area Youth to Workforce Success Through Paid Virtual Summer Leadership Experience

    July 29, 2020

    Bank of America today announced that the four Coastal South Carolina high school students selected as Student Leaders (#BofAStudentLeaders) have started their paid summer internship experience of leadership, civic engagement, and workforce skills-building.

  • Corsica Technologies: What Is Digital Transformation?

    July 29, 2020

    Digital transformation refers to the process of transforming business operations using digital technology. Digital Transformation is about changing the way a business interacts internally and with its customers and creating a process that ensures a consistent experience in a more efficient way. Digitizing business isn’t the same as digitally transforming a business. Moving a process or an activity from paper to a computer only changes the means of doing the task.

  • Anonymous Donor Commits to a Transformational Gift to CCU

    July 28, 2020

    Coastal Carolina University has secured a $95 million planned gift from an anonymous donor. This gift will provide unprecedented future funding for the University’s academic and athletic programs.

  • South Carolina: Success Through Leading Logistics

    July 28, 2020

    "We're all working together. That's the secret." Those words by legendary American entrepreneur and retail mogul Sam Walton describe South Carolina's collaborative approach to maintaining our logistics network.

  • Launch of InnoVision Forum Series and July 28th InnoVision Webinar Featuring Contec Inc: Pandemic Pivot

    July 27, 2020

    InnoVision Awards, a South Carolina-based organization that has focused on recognizing innovative SC companies for more than 20 years, is launching a summer webinar series called “Leading Beyond The Crisis.” The series will focus on companies and organizations that have pivoted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Corsica Technologies - Business Continuity: More than Back Ups

    July 27, 2020

    Business Continuity for many organizations ends with the implementation of one solution – a system backup. There are many types of system backups including file-based or imaged based, onsite, or offsite, daily or hourly. And system backups are a major factor in the success of a business’s recovery, but it is not the only component.

  • UofSC Charts Course to Increase Diversity, Expand Research and Teaching Prowess

    July 24, 2020

    University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen unveiled a comprehensive new plan Thursday to firmly establish the school as one of the nation’s preeminent flagship institutions, serving the residents of the state while building its stature as a research and economic powerhouse.

  • Habitat for Humanity is Masking a Difference across South Carolina

    July 23, 2020

    As the coronavirus continues to impact the Palmetto State, South Carolina Association of Habitat for Humanity announces a statewide effort to ensure nonprofits have the resources needed to safely serve communities during the pandemic. Masking a Difference is a one-day collaboration which will distribute 175,000 masks and 2,800 gallons of hand sanitizer among nonprofit organizations and Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) partners at 17 Habitat locations throughout SC.

  • BMW Charity Pro-Am Raises More Than $118,000 for Upstate Charities for 2020

    July 22, 2020

    South Carolina Charities, Inc. (SCCI) announced that despite the cancellation of this year’s tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation raised a total of $118,152 for Upstate charities.

  • New Survey Shows What SC Consumers Think About Coronavirus Issues

    July 21, 2020

    More than 70 percent of consumers in South Carolina indicate they are OK with following the rules and doing what’s necessary to slow the coronavirus’ spread, according to a survey by integrated marketing communications agency Chernoff Newman.

  • June South Carolina Housing Market Busy for Buyers

    July 20, 2020

    South Carolina REALTORS (SCR) released its June 2020 market data. While the statewide reports reflect continued constrained seller activity, buyers are increasingly active.