May 2019 Features
May 31, 2019
The efforts of Clemson University to increase opportunities for students and faculty to engage globally continue to move forward with the creation of a $250,000 endowment and a $250,000 fund thanks to a donation from the Michael W. Schwehr family of The Woodlands, Texas.
May 30, 2019
Clemson University has earned a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.
May 29, 2019
Elliott Davis, a leading business solutions firm businesses across the state, announced that Paul Simpson has been hired for the newly formed position of data scientist. He is based in the Greenville, South Carolina, headquarters and will lead data research and analysis for the entire company.
AG Alan Wilson Calling for Automatic Discharges of Student Loans for Totally and Permanently Disabled Veterans
May 28, 2019
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joined a 52 state and territory coalition of Attorneys General in urging the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to automatically forgive the student loans of veterans who became totally and permanently disabled in connection with their military service.
May 21, 2019
In the 2019 Best States & Worst States for business ranking by Chief Executive magazine, the Palmetto State came in at No. 8, down from a third-place tie in 2018 and No. 4 in 2017. The magazine received responses from 350 chief executives and company presidents for this year’s edition of its annual survey.
Exclusive: Demand for Office, Distribution Space Helping to Drive South Carolina Commercial Real Estate Market
May 20, 2019
Office markets across South Carolina are tightening and industrial real estate developers continue to confidently pump out speculative product. Those are two of the takeaways from a recent group of first quarter reports from CBRE Group Inc.
May 17, 2019
As the S.C. State Fair prepares for its 150th edition, a nod toward nostalgia is combining with a shakeup of its traditional entertainment formula. The annual Columbia event – scheduled for Oct. 9-20 this year – will feature a live, big-top circus performing three shows each day. Performances will be free with fair admission.
May 13, 2019
Celeste Bowers, an associate with Robinson Gray law firm, is pleased to announce that the South Carolina General Assembly has passed legislation creating flat, predictable recording fees for documents filed in Register of Deeds offices across the state.
May 13, 2019
David has joined Insurance Management Group as its Director of Financial Services, specializing in comprehensive financial analysis and client centric financial strategies.
May 10, 2019
“April was strong for SCPA’s container business, supporting volumes well above planned levels with only two months remaining in the fiscal year,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO.
State Treasurer Curtis Loftis Announces SC Maintains High Credit Ratings, Issues Nearly $10M in General Obligation Bonds
May 09, 2019
State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced that South Carolina continues to maintain high bond ratings with the three major credit rating agencies.
May 07, 2019
Rebuilding and modernizing America’s infrastructure is a major priority for the business community. “This year, we are calling on our lawmakers to take bipartisan action on a meaningful infrastructure package now,” said U.S. Chamber and CEO Tom Donohue in February at the America's Infrastructure: Time to Invest event.
Tourism Boost for South Carolina Cities, Midlands Cycling Group Hopes New App Will Encourage Riding, Tourism
May 06, 2019
The Cola Town Bike Collective launched Sprocket, which will identify commuter-friendly routes and bike-friendly businesses. It's a model many cities in South Carolina are considering to attract tourists among other benefits.
May 02, 2019
U.S. entrepreneurs continued to project a strong business outlook this spring even as confidence in the national and local economy weakened, according to the spring 2019 Bank of America Business Advantage Small Business Owner Report. Health care costs and the political environment topped the list of small business owners’ concerns for the year ahead, while entrepreneurs reported a mixed view on the impact of last year’s landmark tax reform and shifts in trade policy.