July 2018 Features

  • 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

  • SCRA Announces SC Launch Investment in REsimplifi

    July 11, 2018

    SCRA recently finalized an SC Launch investment in REsimplifi a Columbia-based IT company. The $200,000 investment marks the second tranche for the company that was accepted as an SC Launch Client Company in February 2016.

  • 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.