• First Study of South Carolina’s Logistics Industry Finds More Than 600 Companies, $32.9B Impact

    December 06, 2017

    The logistics industry cluster is one of the largest in South Carolina according to a study released by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness. Authored by Dr. Joseph Von Nessen, the study finds that there are more than 600 logistics companies operating in the state, from transportation, to air freight providers, to warehouse and distribution centers.

  • Fed Report Generally Positive about Economy, South Carolina Analysis

    December 04, 2017

    The Federal Reserve recently issued one of its periodic Beige Book reports, which gives a sampling of economic conditions from the 12 Federal Reserve Bank districts around the country. The Nov. 29 edition reported “modest to moderate” economic expansion in recent weeks, continued manufacturing and employment growth, and an optimistic outlook toward holiday retail sales.

  • 2017 Giving Tuesday Highest on Record

    December 01, 2017

    Blackbaud processed more than $60.9 million from over 7,200 organizations receiving donations this year. Online donations were up again for the sixth year running at 28% this year.

  • 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.

  • Tremendous News for South Carolina: Statement from SC Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome

    October 31, 2017

    The decision by the S.C. General Assembly in 2012 to set aside $300 million for construction has been critically important through every milestone and helped Charleston move faster than any other Civil Works project to date. We will continue to work diligently to secure the remaining federal share of the project.

  • 3 Cyber Security Discussions That Have Moved from the Server Room to the Board Room of South Carolina Businesses

    October 30, 2017

    To help your leadership team clearly establish your company's cyber security stance, here are 3 conversations moving from the server room to the board room - and it's not just for Fortune 1000 companies.

  • Special Report: Insurance Experts Talk Tech Risks at USC

    October 30, 2017

    With Halloween less than a day away, it sounds like the plot to the latest scary movie. Instead, it was just a sample of the topics – not all of them scary – covered by expert panels Wednesday during Risk Management and Insurance Day at the University of South Carolina.

  • Report: Industrial Real Estate Market Brisk across S.C.

    October 26, 2017

    Industrial real estate activity is brisk across South Carolina and major employers could spur additional activity, according to a series of recent reports.

  • Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Effort to Ban Sanctuary Cities in South Carolina

    October 24, 2017

    Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Bannister, the proposed legislation would supplement existing law that requires reasonable efforts be made to determine whether a person in custody and charged with a criminal offense is an unlawful alien.

  • Gov. Henry McMaster Pens Letter to SCANA CEO Kevin Marsh

    October 20, 2017

    By this letter, which I would ask that you share with the Board of Directors, I call on SCANA, as the parent company of SCE&G, to immediately cease collecting approximately $37 million per month from ratepayers for its abandoned nuclear project.

  • Inside Victoria Capital Management in Charleston: Our One-on-One with CEO Diane V. Nugent

    October 17, 2017

    We sat down with Diane V. Nugent, President and CEO of Victoria Capital Management, Inc. headquartered in South Carolina. During our one-on-one, Nugent shares her extensive background in investment management (both domestic and abroad), the history of the firm she founded and manages with her husband and partner, and the high level of service they provide to individuals and organizations to build wealth.

  • South Carolina and Georgia Play Role in AT&T’s Hurricane Maria Response

    October 13, 2017

    As the response to Hurricane Maria continues in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AT&T is utilizing South Carolina and Georgia resources in its recovery efforts.

  • S.C. Chamber Honors Manufacturing Employees of the Year

    October 09, 2017

    The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce celebrated the winners of the S.C. Manufacturing Employee of the Year Awards with an awards luncheon and panel discussion regarding the future of manufacturing in South Carolina.

  • South Carolina Ranked 17th on the Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings

    October 06, 2017

    South Carolina ranks 17th in an annual listing that focuses on aerospace manufacturing, and experts from around the Palmetto State believe it is “punching above its weight” when it comes to competing for business.

  • Small And Mid-Size Business Leaders Curb Their Enthusiasm Somewhat, But Remain Optimistic About U.S. Economy

    October 05, 2017

    The share of respondents who described their outlook for the U.S. economy as strongly optimistic dropped from 40 percent to 29 percent, balanced by those with a moderately optimistic outlook rising from 48 percent to 58 percent. Just 12 percent of business owners and leaders expressed pessimism, up slightly from an all-time low of 9 percent in the spring.

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