November 2017 Features

  • SC Ports Community Giving Program Awards 2018 Grants

    November 28, 2017

    The South Carolina Ports Authority announced in grants to 56 charitable organizations through its annual Community Giving Program, which provides grant support in regions where SCPA operates in order to positively impact maritime commerce, economic development, environmental awareness and community outreach.

  • Community Development Block Grants Awarded to Improve 18 South Carolina Communities

    November 27, 2017

    Eighteen communities across South Carolina are slated to benefit from public improvement projects supported by more than $6.1 million in funds from the latest round of Community Development Block Grant funding.

  • The UPS Store Steps Up to Help Small Businesses Close the Deal on Small Business Saturday

    November 17, 2017

    Small Business Saturday is like the big game for many independent businesses, with millions of shoppers expected to shop small on Saturday, November 25th. But business owners won’t win the day simply by opening – they need to close deals by turning browsers into buyers.

  • SC Department of Education Releases 2017 Report Cards

    November 16, 2017

    "I encourage the public to pay close attention to the important information contained in the report cards so that we can make informed decisions together in the best interest of our students." State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman

  • EDTS Receives Historic 2017 Preservation Award

    November 15, 2017

    EDTS is a recipient of one of six annual Historic Preservation awards this year. The award was given in recognition of the “careful rehabilitation” of Sibley Mill, Building 4, the new National Headquarters of EDTS and EDTS Cyber. (includes video)

  • Gov. Henry McMaster: Trump Tax Plan a Win for South Carolina

    November 14, 2017

    “For too long, our tax code has been overcomplicated and uncompetitive, placing an outsized burden on business while perplexing the average American. This is a rare opportunity to fix a broken system, putting money back in taxpayers’ pockets and encouraging more companies to invest, expand, hire and profit. It’s a win for South Carolina.”

  • SC Ports Achieves Record October Container Volumes

    November 10, 2017

    “Container growth in October was broad-based across multiple segments, with particular strength of export loaded containers,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO.

  • Cybercrime Damages Are Predicted to Cost $6 Trillion Annually by 2021

    November 07, 2017

    Cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015. This represents the greatest transfer of economic wealth in history, risks the incentives for innovation and investment, and will be more profitable than the global trade of all major illegal drugs combined.

  • South Carolina's Prysmian Group Lands $300M Verizon Contract: Growth Projections from CEO Hakan Ozmen

    November 06, 2017

    We caught up with Hakan Ozmen, CEO of Prysmian Group North America, headquartered in South Carolina. During our time together, Ozmen shares details about the company’s recent success landing a $300 million contract from Verizon, and how the company has invested in local operations to build fiber optic cables for this global infrastructure upgrade for the telecom leader.

  • Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Decision to Implement Innovative Communications Network for S.C. First Responders

    November 03, 2017

    "Governor McMaster's decision demonstrates his strong commitment to public safety," said FirstNet CEO Mike Poth. "We look forward to delivering a sustainable, cutting-edge network that will connect local, state, tribal, and federal first responders across the Palmetto State."

  • Protecting Your Business Against Document Fraud and Theft Should be a Priority

    November 02, 2017

    As a business owner, or manager, document security should be one of your top priorities. In 2016, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners released its latest Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse and reported that a typical organization loses five percent of its annual revenue to fraud. The 2017 Identity Fraud Study released by Javelin Strategy & Research reported that identity fraud hit an all-time high in 2016 with 15.4 million U.S. victims. Furthermore, the Identity Theft Resource Center revealed that U.S. companies and government agencies experienced 1,093 data breaches in 2016 which was a 40 percent increase from 2015.