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  • 6 Reasons Why You Need A Financial Plan

    August 14, 2018

    Are you one of the 68% of adults who doesn't have a budget? Or are you part of the nearly half of American families who don't have anything saved for retirement? Or maybe you have a budget and a retirement account, but aren't sure if you're truly on-target to meet your financial goals?

  • 5 Amazing People Entrepreneurs Need When Starting a Business

    August 14, 2018

    Business ownership is challenging, isn’t it? There is so much involved in building a successful enterprise, and it seems almost impossible to keep up with it all. However, if you’re not on top of the important aspects of entrepreneurship, the likelihood of failure increases. If you have the right people in your life, it will be easier to build the business you have always dreamed of.

  • South Carolina's Fastest Growing Companies Award Recipients Announced

    August 13, 2018

    Now in its 17th year, this competition recognizes the achievements of top-performing private and publicly-owned companies that have contributed to South Carolina's economy through exceptional increases in revenues and employment.

  • SC Constitutional Ballot Commission Approves Superintendent Amendment Wording for November

    August 10, 2018

    South Carolina’s Constitutional Ballot Commission gave its unanimous approval Thursday to the wording of a constitutional amendment that will be on November’s ballot. If the amendment passes, it would change the way South Carolina’s superintendent of education is chosen starting in January 2023.

  • Exclusive: USC Tasks Andy Bernardin with Making Business Connections

    August 09, 2018

    While managing relationships during a joint project between IBM and the University of South Carolina, Bernardin was exposed to a part of the university he hadn’t seen before. Now he’s switching sides, so to speak, going to work for USC to help build further relationships with industry.

  • PCI Group Awards 5 Scholarships Through its Leaders Scholarship Program

    August 08, 2018

    The scholarships grants amounted to a total of $10,000 with $2,000 targeted to each recipient. The scholarship program is designed to award scholarships to students who are dependents of current PCI Group employees and are currently enrolled at an accredited institution.

  • Survey: One-third of Americans Thought about Starting a Business Last Year

    August 07, 2018

    LendingTree, the nation's leading online loan marketplace, today released its survey of aspiring small business owners, as the company celebrates a new milestone for its small business vertical – surpassing $1 billion in loan volume through LendingTree's small business marketplace.

  • S.C. Chamber Announces Best Places to Work

    August 06, 2018

    The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce honored the ‘2018 Best Places to Work’ in South Carolina during the 13th annual awards banquet, presented by Colonial Life.

  • South Carolina Priorities in Defense Authorization Bill to Become Law

    August 02, 2018

    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham voted in favor of the final version of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19 NDAA), which included several priorities for South Carolina and the rest of the nation. The bill will now head to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

  • CEO Activism in 2018: Half of Americans Say CEO Activism Influences Government

    July 31, 2018

    Significantly more Americans in 2018 believe that CEOs who speak out on hotly debated current issues influence the decisions and actions of government (48 percent vs. 38 percent in 2017). This is according to CEO Activism in 2018: The Purposeful CEO, a survey of 1,006 adult Americans.

  • South Carolina Department of Education Releases Annual Student Dropout Report

    July 26, 2018

    The South Carolina Department of Education released the statewide Report on Student Dropout Rates for the 2016-2017 school year. The overall state dropout rate increased from 2.3 percent during the 2015–16 school year to 2.4 percent during the 2016–17 school year.

  • Exclusive: South Carolina Logistics Industry Continues to Grow

    July 25, 2018

    The opening of Inland Port Dillon and recent announcements totaling more than 250 new jobs underline the significance of South Carolina’s logistics industry. A nationwide study says the state still has room for improvement.

  • Boeing Forecasts Unprecedented 20-Year Pilot Demand as Operators Face Pilot Supply Challenges

    July 24, 2018

    The demand is being driven by an anticipated doubling of the global commercial airplane fleet — as reported in Boeing's Commercial Market Outlook — as well as record-high air travel demand and a tightening labor supply. This year's outlook also includes data from the business aviation and civil helicopter sectors for the first time.

  • SC Ports Posts Milestone 2018 Fiscal Year

    July 19, 2018

    South Carolina Ports Authority posted strong performance across multiple business segments in fiscal year 2018, achieving new records for monthly and annual container volumes as well as progress of key capital projects.

  • CNBC Places South Carolina 30th in ‘Top States’ Ranking

    July 13, 2018

    Economic development officials around South Carolina aren’t fazed by the state’s middle-of-the-pack finish on a recent “top states” list – but they aren’t ignoring it, either. The “America’s Top States for Business” ranking by CNBC came out July 10. South Carolina finished 30th this year, down from 29th in 2017.

  • Aging South Carolina Population Creates Opportunities, Challenges

    July 12, 2018

    According to recently released estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the median age in every South Carolina county rose between 2010-17. Statewide, the median age rose from 37.9 at the time of the 2010 census to 39.4 as of July 1, 2017.

  • UofSC Opens Richard W. Riley Collection, President Bill Clinton to Speak at Opening Event

    July 12, 2018

  • Research Being Conducted in York County on Local Talent for Workforce Study

    July 11, 2018

    York County residents may be contacted and asked to answer questions about their career, workplace, and skills as part of a study being conducted by the Social & Behavioral Research Lab at Winthrop University.

  • Trade Works for South Carolina, Tariffs Don’t

    July 09, 2018

    Retaliatory tariffs imposed by other countries on U.S. exports will make American-made goods more expensive, resulting in lost sales and ultimately lost jobs here at home. This is the wrong approach, and it threatens to derail our nation's recent economic resurgence.

  • Sen. Scott Secures Two Important Provisions For South Carolina Farmers As Farm Bill Passes Senate

    July 06, 2018

    The United States Senate successfully passed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, colloquially known as the Farm Bill, which included two important provisions secured by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC).

  • Legislature Overrides Governor McMaster's Veto on Expungement

    July 05, 2018

    South Carolina lawmakers returned to Columbia to take up Gubernatorial vetoes, finish the budget, and finish several bills still in conference committees. The house and Senate voted to override Governor McMaster’s veto of the Coalition's top priority: expanding expungement laws for one-time, low-level offenders in order to expand South Carolina’s workforce.

  • Summer Travel Report: Trending International Destinations in Every State

    July 05, 2018

    A new report from InsureMyTrip ranks the top trending international destinations for summer travelers state by state. The data shows twenty-three states favor trips to the United Kingdom, while other states prefer visiting Canada, Mexico or Italy. Results are based on all 2018 travel insurance purchases for international trips with June, July or August departures.

  • South Carolina based EDTS Ranked in the Top 100 of Global Managed Service Providers by Channel Futures

    June 29, 2018

    EDTS, LLC was globally ranked number 87 among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers, according to Channel Futures 11th Annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings that was released this week.

  • Exclusive: Supreme Court Decision Expected to Help South Carolina Retailers

    June 28, 2018

    One of the reasons buying online costs less is because many e-commerce sites don’t charge sales tax. That’s going to change following a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. The court ruled that state and local governments can seek to collect sales tax from businesses that sell to customers in that state, even if the business doesn’t have a physical presence or employees there.

  • Congratulations to June SCHA Platinum Award Recipients

    June 27, 2018

    To receive Platinum recognition, organizations must demonstrate they have met various best practice standards within one of the nine dimensions of workplace wellbeing: Wellness Culture, Risk Assessment & Outreach, Nutrition & Food Environment, Physical Activity, Tobacco Free, Emotional & Mental Wellbeing, Financial Wellbeing, Incentives & Communications, and Evaluation.

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