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  • SCE&G Recognized for Outstanding Solar Power Programs

    September 22, 2017

    SCE&G was recognized by the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance for leadership and success in developing solar energy programs. The SCCEBA presented its 2017 Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award to SCE&G representatives at the S.C. Clean Energy Summit in Columbia.

  • Just How Much Did the Solar Eclipse Impact South Carolina?

    September 21, 2017

    What an exciting moment it was in South Carolina when a total solar eclipse darkened the skies for a few minutes. For this rare celestial event, we hosted people from multiple states and countries , enjoyed round-the-clock media coverage and engaged in social chatter, including an Instagram challenge between Gov. Henry McMaster and Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon.

  • New Program Will Grow Advanced Materials Education, Research, Economy Statewide

    September 20, 2017

    A team of researchers from 10 universities across the state has received a $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to establish a new initiative: Materials Assembly and Design Excellence in South Carolina, or MADE in SC.

  • Tips to Help Home and Vehicle Owners Recover from Hurricane Irma Damage

    September 14, 2017

    Along with flooding, high winds have caused downed trees which have led to power outages throughout the Carolinas. We encourage storm victims to avoid cleaning and repair scams by working with their insurance company directly and as soon as possible.

  • UofSC Continues to Climb in Latest U.S. News Rankings

    September 13, 2017

    Boosted by a growing reputation for academic excellence and research prowess, the University of South Carolina climbed several spots in the latest U.S. News and World Report’s undergraduate rankings publication released this week, now ranking 46th among all public institutions, and 25th among state flagships.

  • Irma Packs a Punch in Southeast, Brings Uncertainty of Regional Fuel Levels

    September 12, 2017

    According to the National Hurricane Center, much of Georgia, South Carolina, and western North Carolina can expect three to eight inches of rain accumulation. Southern Tennessee and eastern Alabama can expect up to five inches.

  • Gov. Henry McMaster, State Officials Hold Hurricane Irma Briefing, Give Evacutaion Update

    September 11, 2017

    Shelters are generally the place of last resort. Individuals and families are encouraged to have emergency plans in place. These plans should include relatives or friends with whom you can stay or locations to which you will travel.

  • AAA Carolinas Urges Motorists to Move Vehicles to High Ground

    September 08, 2017

    With the threat of Hurricane Irma impacting the Carolinas, AAA is urging motorists to move their vehicles to higher ground to avoid flood damage. Approximately 57 percent of Carolinians have auto insurance policies that don’t cover flood damage.

  • New Property Tax Exemption for All South Carolina Manufacturers

    September 06, 2017

    The new manufacturing property tax exemption will provide a welcome reduction in a manufacturers property tax liability for all property that is not subject to a negotiated fee-in-lieu of tax (a FILOT).

  • Make Your Team Great by Focusing on B Players

    September 05, 2017

    Time and time again we see managers make the same mistake. In an effort to get quick results, they focus heavily on their A-players. However, if teams want to create a winning streak, they need to think differently. In order for your team to get powerful results, be resistant to burnout and resistant to high turnover, focus on your B- players.

  • Aerospace Industry Looks at Future of Workforce Development in South Carolina

    August 31, 2017

    As South Carolina’s aerospace industry continues to grow, the state’s workforce will need to keep pace, said speakers and attendees at an industry gathering this week in Columbia. Workforce development was among the main topics at the South Carolina Aerospace Conference & Expo. The industry now accounts for 55,000 workers in the Palmetto State, with 5,400 new jobs announced since 2011.

  • Inside the United Way of South Carolina with CEO Kelly Callahan Cruise

    August 30, 2017

    We sat down with Kelly Callahan Cruise, President and CEO of the United Way Association of South Carolina, to learn about her work supporting 24 local member United Ways throughout the state. During our one-on-one, Cruise provides insights into her focus on SC 2-1-1 for the past decade, and how they are leveraging technology and a new phone app to provide additional avenues for people in need of assistance, to connect with services in their communities.

  • Incredible Technology and Innovation: Annual Aerospace Expo Begins Tuesday in South Carolina

    August 28, 2017

    Members of academia, the business community and government from around the Palmetto State will focus attention on the burgeoning aerospace industry this week during the South Carolina Aerospace Conference & Expo.

  • SC Department of Education and IT-oLogy Announce Innovation Challenge

    August 25, 2017

    IT-oLogy and the South Carolina Department of Education are pleased to announce the Innovation Challenge, a new statewide competition for students in grades 3-12. The purpose of the Challenge is to create projects using technology to solve, or bring awareness to a problem in the community.

  • 2017 SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies Award Recipients Announced

    August 24, 2017

    This year’s TOP 25 highest ranking companies will be honored at a statewide luncheon to be held October 17th in Columbia, SC. Rankings from 1-25 will be announced at the event.

  • Inside 5 New Energy Positive Schools: Insights from CEO Robert W. Ferris and Firstfloor Energy Positive

    August 22, 2017

    We sat down with Robert (Robbie) W. Ferris, co-founder and CEO of Firstfloor, Inc. and its sister company, Firstfloor Energy Positive. Established to serve communities throughout South Carolina, the company’s core focus is providing turnkey development solutions for educational institutions, with a strong focus on energy positive construction and operations.

  • Revisions Send Unemployment Rate Below 4%, Employment Up Almost 41,000 Since Last Year

    August 21, 2017

    The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in July from June’s revised rate of 3.9 percent. The last time the unemployment rate was below 4 percent before the latest revisions was in November 2000.

  • Travel Oregon and Discover South Carolina Partner for Major Eclipse Event

    August 18, 2017

    To celebrate, recognize and forever remember the beginning and the end of this once-in-a-lifetime event, the two organizations want viewers to share their experiences before, during and after the eclipse.

  • Darlington Raceway’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 Race Weekend Going Green Again

    August 17, 2017

    President Kerry Tharp - “Darlington Raceway takes great pride in being a facility that is powered by renewable energy. We appreciate our strong relationship with our electric providers and look forward putting on a great race weekend for our fans.”

  • Trident United Way Partners with Local School Districts in Historic Education Initiative

    August 16, 2017

    In 2016, only 52 percent of third graders achieved were proficient in reading by the end of the school year. Children need to have developed strong reading skills by the end of third grade because instruction moves from learning to read to using reading as a tool to learn other subjects.

  • UofSC’s Impact Tops $5B Annually, New Study Shows

    August 15, 2017

    The annual statewide economic impact of the University of South Carolina system now totals $5.5 billion, supporting one in 35 jobs statewide and generating nearly $220 million in tax revenue for state coffers each year, according to a new study by the Darla Moore School of Business released Monday.

  • Trane Expanding Existing South Carolina Operations, 700 New Jobs

    August 11, 2017

    Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is expanding its existing Richland County operations. The business is projected to invest $96 million and create 700 new jobs to increase its overall flexibility in line with business growth.

  • Zucker Family School of Education Forum on SC K-12 Teacher Shortage Crisis

    August 09, 2017

    The Education Workforce: Crisis of Shortages, Promises of Excellence, will address the educator shortage issue apparent in the high numbers of unfilled teaching positions in the state.

  • New Study: 67,600 South Carolina Jobs Supported by Natural Gas and Oil

    August 07, 2017

    API South Carolina released a new study showing that the U.S. natural gas and oil industry supported 67,600 jobs in the state and contributed $5.23 billion to the state’s economy in 2015. The study found that all 50 states, whether energy producing or not, continued to benefit from the industry.

  • South Carolina Life Science Industry Has Annual Impact of $11.4 billion

    August 03, 2017

    With a footprint of more than 15,000 employees and 400 firms in South Carolina, life sciences has developed into a critical component of the state’s economy and, as such, presents significant opportunities for economic growth.

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