Skip to main content

Charleston Business

#YeahTHATAgenda: Boeing Tops Forbes Best SC Employer List, State Health Systems Also Ranked, Blue Acorn Merger, Drought Affecting SC Farms, Space Force Shrinks, Bacteria-Built Runways

Jun 11, 2019 04:34PM ● By Chris Haire
Boeing tops list of Forbes Best Employer list for South Carolina: The Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing was the No. 1 company "liked best by employees" in Forbes magazine's inaugural best employers by state contest. Bosch, Chick-fil-A, Costco, and MUSC Health rounded out the Palmetto State Top 5.

MUSC Health was one of the few South Carolina-headquatered organizations on the list of 49 companies.

Several firms were hospital systems, including Prisma Health (Greenville, No. 6), Roper St. Francis (Charleston, No. 7), Tidelands Health (Murrell's Inlet, No. 14), AnMed (Anderson, No. 39), McCleod Health (Florence, No. 45), and Self Regional (Greenwood, No. 48).

State educational entities were also well represented, including Midland Tech (West Columbia, No. 17), University of South Carolina (Columbia, No. 19), Greenville County Schools (Greenville, No. 44), and Coastal Carolina University (Conway, No. 49).

Other Palmetto State-based notables: Continental (Fort Mill, No. 16), Sonoco (Hartsville, No. 20), and Denny's (Spartanburg, No. 43)

Forbes partnered with the market research company Statista to make the list. Lists were compiled for all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C.

Charleston's Blue Acorn and Raleigh's iCiDIGITAL Merge to Create Blue Acorn iCi (AdWeek)

Proposed $80M Clemson development for Lake Hartwell raises traffic, scope questions at meeting (Greenville News)

Longtime SC distributor of guns, other outdoor goods is bankrupt (Post and Courier)

Tattoo Shop Eyes Main Street’s Arcade Mall (Free Times)

Drought already affecting S.C. farmers (SC Biz)

VentureSouth invests with two Greenville startups (Upstate Business Journal)

Drayton Mills Village Townhomes plan approved (GoUpstate)

College of Charleston cites industry demand, gets approval for engineering major (Post and Courier)

From Cherry Park to the Panthers deal: 3 Rock Hill leaders tell how it all happened (The Herald)

Asheville-based hemp dispensary, Franny's Farmacy, opening soon on King Street (Charleston City Paper)

Dealers' optimism faded a bit from last year (AutoNews) 

Audi recalls its electric SUV over battery fire risk (Tech Crunch)

Construction Equipment Goes Electric, But Hurdles Remain (ENR)

National Association Of Realtors Invests In Two Blockchain Startups (Forbes)

Forget drones, Amazon’s real robot innovation is in the warehouse (MIT Review)

FedEx opts not to renew Express U.S. domestic contract with Amazon (Logistics Management)

How the CIA is Working to Ethically Deploy Artificial Intelligence (Defense One)

'Space Force' Shrinks in House Proposal (Defense One)

If the DEA Does Not Quickly Reexamine Marijuana’s Classification Under the Controlled Substance Act, the Second Circuit Might (National Law Review)

Why this small bank created a separate, digital-first brand (American Banker)

New Evidence of Age Bias in Hiring, and a Push to Fight It (NYT)

Tariff activity continues to influence trend of increased U.S. imports, says Port Tracker
 (Logistics Management)

Amazon expands credit card lineup with new offering for people looking to build or rebuild credit (GeekWeek)

AI deepfakes are now as simple as typing whatever you want your subject to say (The Verge)

This supersize Krispy Kreme is expected to be the busiest in the world — here's what it looks like (Business Insider)

"We Were Wrong": Behind Fox's 'Dark Phoenix' Debacle (Hollywood Reporter)

The U.S. Air Force Plans To 'Grow' Runways With Bacteria (Popular Mechanics)