• Coker College President Accepts Four-Year Contract

    June 19, 2018

    Coker College President Dr. Robert L. Wyatt has accepted a new four-year contract offered by the college’s Board of Trustees, confirming his leadership through 2022. Dr. Wyatt assumed his duties as the 16th President of Coker College on July 1, 2009, with a compelling commitment to “redefine ready” for Coker students.

  • Study Indicates Pet Friendly Companies Are More Likely to Attract, Engage and Retain Employees

    June 19, 2018

    A recent study conducted by Nationwide, in partnership with the Human Animal Bond Research Institute, reveals that 90 percent of employees in pet friendly workplaces feel highly connected to their company's mission; fully engaged with their work; and willing to recommend their employer to others. In contrast, less than 65 percent of employees in non-pet friendly workplaces made the same claims.

  • South Carolina Unemployment Rate Declines to 4.0%, Payroll Employment Gained 1,800

    June 18, 2018

    “South Carolina continues to enjoy record employment levels that help our economy thrive, but it is imperative that we also continue to look for opportunities to educate, train and prepare our workforce to meet the demand,” said Cheryl Stanton, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

  • Senior Military Colleges Push to Secure Collective National Cyber Institute

    June 15, 2018

    America’s Senior Military Colleges worked jointly to address the escalating need for highly trained cyber operations and cybersecurity leaders. The colleges, included The Citadel, the University of North Georgia, Norwich University, Texas A&M, Virginia Military Institute and Virginia Tech.

  • Trade Journal Hands South Carolina Silver Shovel for Economic Development

    June 14, 2018

    The economic development trade journal gives out annual awards in gold and silver, based on a state’s ability to score significant capital investment or job creation. States are analyzed based on their 10 biggest projects of the year and then categorized by population.

  • Judge Sides with South Carolina Attorney General and Blocks Shutdown of Project

    June 11, 2018

    A federal judge has blocked the proposed shutdown of the MOX Project at the Savannah River Site in Aiken County. Judge Michelle Childs sided with Attorney General Alan Wilson’s argument that allowing the project to be shut down would irreparably harm the state.

  • Leslie Hossfeld Named Dean of Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    June 08, 2018

    People and their well-being are at the center of Leslie Hossfeld’s research, and she will bring her expertise and experience to Clemson University. Hossfeld will join the university as dean of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences July 1.

  • InnoVision Awards Announces the 2018 Call for Entries

    June 07, 2018

    The InnoVision Awards Program is a South Carolina awards program focused on celebrating and enabling innovation through technology. InnoVision provides an opportunity for high visibility and exposure for organizations within the South Carolina business community.

  • S.C. Chamber-Affiliated PAC Endorses 15 House Members For Re-election

    June 05, 2018

    The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce PAC, which supports pro-jobs candidates for the General Assembly, endorsed 15 members of the S.C. House of Representatives who are running for re-election.

  • South Carolina Again a ‘Best State for Business’

    June 04, 2018

    South Carolina has another opportunity to promote its economic development prowess thanks to a magazine’s business climate rankings. The Palmetto State tied for third with North Carolina in Chief Executive’s 2018 “Best and Worst States for Business.” Texas was No. 1, followed by Florida. Indiana was fifth.

  • Cyber 2018 Awards Announced: EDTS Cyber, North Augusta and ECPI University Honored

    June 01, 2018

    SC Cyber announced the recipients of the 2018 SC Cyber Awards for Excellence. Award recipients in three categories – Industry, Government, and Academia -- were honored at the SC Cyber 2018 Summit.

  • South Carolina Ports Posts Fiscal Year Growth

    May 31, 2018

    SCPA’s strong container volume was also reflected in April volumes at Inland Port Greer. The facility handled 9,577 rail moves last month for a fiscal year-to-date total of 96,937 lifts.

  • Downtown Florence Open House & Business After Hours

    May 30, 2018

    Join the Chamber and Florence Downtown Development Corporation for the Downtown Open House this Thursday evening. Someone will win $250 cash!

  • Governor McMaster Vetoes Jobs Bill

    May 29, 2018

    South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster vetoed legislation that expands the nonviolent crimes ex-cons can get removed from their records. In a letter, McMaster says the legislation would also allow individuals to expunge multiple criminal convictions in certain instances.

  • U.S. CEOs' Confidence Soars As Hunt For Sustained Growth Continues

    May 29, 2018

    U.S. chief executives are highly confident in the growth prospects for their companies over the next three years and will focus on M&A and collaborative efforts such as accelerator or incubator programs for startup firms to achieve sustained growth, according to a study released today by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm.

  • United Community Bank Launches United Heroes Mortgage Program

    May 24, 2018

    United Community Bank has launched a special mortgage savings program designed to recognize the everyday heroes in our communities. The program, called United Heroes, offers reduced fees and other savings for home mortgages. Participants can save up to $1,300 as part of the program.

  • Keith L. Belli Named Dean of Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

    May 23, 2018

    Keith L. Belli, the head of the University of Tennessee’s Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, has been named dean of Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. He will assume his new role Sept. 1, succeeding George R. Askew Jr., who will continue to serve as vice president of Clemson Public Service and Agriculture.

  • S.C. Unemployment Rate Down, But So Is Labor Force

    May 22, 2018

    The unemployment rate was down in every South Carolina county in April as the number of people looking for work dropped significantly.

  • Zillow: Federal Tax Cut Will Inject Nearly $40B into the Housing Market

    May 21, 2018

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted at the end of last year could result in tens of billions of dollars being reinvested into the housing market, according to the Zillow Housing Aspirations Report. This is despite the fact that legislation expressly limited a number of longstanding tax benefits for homeowners.

  • South Carolina based EDTS and EDTS Cyber Expand to Charleston and Charlotte to Meet Demand for Managed IT and Cybersecurity Services

    May 18, 2018

    Nationally ranked cybersecurity firm EDTS Cyber, LLC, along with its affiliate EDTS, LLC, an 8-time Inc. 5000 Managed Services Provider, have expanded their operations to the Charleston, SC and Charlotte, NC Metropolitan areas.

  • S.C. Industrial Real Estate Remains Strong, with Help from Port

    May 15, 2018

    Industrial real estate markets across South Carolina continue to show strength, thanks in no small part to the growth of the Port of Charleston. Colliers International Group issued quarterly analysis for the Charleston, Columbia and Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson industrial markets. It also put out a statewide report and an analysis of U.S. industrial seaports.

  • S.C. Governor Signs Insurer Cyber Security into Law

    May 14, 2018

    “This sets South Carolina apart and shows we are dedicated to keeping insurance information safe. In this day where cybersecurity breaches are a real and ongoing threat it is best to take a proactive approach to protecting data before there is an issue, rather than trying to fix a breach once it has happened.”

  • Clemson Awards 1,800 Degrees, Honorary Doctorate to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley

    May 11, 2018

    Clemson University conferred more than 1,800 degrees during two commencement ceremonies on Thursday. Among the recipients was Nikki Haley (’94), U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Clemson alumna, who was awarded an honorary doctorate in humanities.

  • SCE&G Replaces More Than 40% of Its Nuclear Project Capacity with Purchase of Natural-Gas-Fired Power Plant

    May 10, 2018

    South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, principal subsidiary of SCANA Corp., announced that it has completed purchase of the Columbia Energy Center, a natural-gas-fired power plant in Gaston, S.C. (Calhoun County), from LS Power for approximately $180 million.

  • Tax Reform Brings Cheer to S.C. Breweries

    May 08, 2018

    On May 11, R.J. Rockers Brewing Co. in Spartanburg will be celebrating its 21st birthday – a significant date because the beermaker will now be “legal,” so to speak.