During the past two election cycles, Mount Pleasant voters ushered in a new mayor and Council, in part a reaction to the town’s population explosion and the traffic congestion and crowded schools that came along with it.
The seven-county region that comprises the jurisdiction of the Southern Carolina Regional Development Alliance (SCRDA) economic development agency may not get as much publicity as some of its counterparts around the state, but it has attracted an impressive array of investments in recent years.
Dorchester County is scouring the nation and the world in an effort to attract businesses and industries that will spawn jobs and prosperity for its more than 150,000 residents. Fast-growing Summerville, which sits on both sides of the border between Dorchester and its more populous neighbor, Berkeley County, takes a more passive approach to recruiting new commercial enterprises.
The luxury home market in the Charleston area is strong, vibrant, and riding the combination of an energetic economy and excellent weather, relatively modest housing prices, and low property taxes that lure people who have money to spend to the Lowcountry.
The majority of economists prefer free trade over any restrictive alternative. There were some unhappy academics when the Trump administration announced tariff rates as high as 50 percent for washing machines and up to 30 percent on solar panels.
In South Carolina, there is hue and cry over the possibility of the ecological damage that can come with offshore drilling. But what is the hue and cry over the endowments in the major universities, the direct beneficiaries of successful oil exploration, both inland and offshore?
Net income was $37.7 million, or 47 cents per diluted share, compared with $23.5 million, or 33 cents per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2017.
This grant program focuses on projects that are outcome-oriented and aim to build stronger entrepreneurs and companies.
Record-setting passenger traffic since 2001 has fueled not only the airport’s growth but its impact on the local and state economy.
The forecast for the Charleston region is a partnership project between the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Business Research and the College of Charleston’s School of Business.