#CharlestonAgenda: Carolina Panthers' Economic Impact, Citadel MBA Program Honored, Georgetown's Blue-Collar Commuters, SC Boeing Safety Concerns, Bee Spit GlueMar 29, 2019 09:23AM ● By Chris Haire
According to a University of South Carolina study, the Panthers had an annual impact of $636 million, with $512 million going to its home base in Mecklenburg County—and those were just the figures from 2012, a few years before Cam Newton took the team to the Super Bowl and finished the season with a 15-1 record.
Closer to home—and more recently—the Panthers’ summer training camp at Wofford had a reported economic impact of $13.24 million. That said, conventional wisdom suggests that if the team moves its HQ and facilities to South Carolina—again, Rock Hill with its short 20-minute drive from the Queen City seems to be a lock—they’ll likely be saying goodbye to the home of the Terriers and Spartanburg will be saying goodbye to good money.
Timber And Metalwork May Be Key Industries In Georgetown, But The Count Also Supplies Other Areas With Workers: “We have a huge outmigration of residents going to work in other counties—everything from white collar professional services all the way to medium- and low-skill labor. But what we have that a lot of other counties don’t have is a large outmigration of blue collar, skilled labor,” says Brian Tucker, director of economic development for Georgetown County, who adds that the county’s unemployment rate is currently at a historic low of 4 percent. (Charleston Business Magazine)
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A new US Military AI-enabled pilot project aims to sense “micro changes” in the behavior of people with top-secret clearances by monitoring their cyber footprint (Defense One)
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