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  • 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.

  • TEDxUofSC Announced; Speaker Nominations Now Open

    May 04, 2018

    The University of South Carolina announced Thursday that it will host its inaugural TEDxUofSC Oct. 9. The university’s event will feature an array of short, powerful live talks and performances for the community and campus.

  • Available Jobs Increase across the State of SC in April

    May 04, 2018

    “South Carolina businesses are booming. Record numbers of people are working across the state taking advantage of the good paying jobs that our businesses are providing,” said Cheryl Stanton, executive director of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

  • Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Attorneys Named in 2018 South Carolina Super Lawyers

    May 01, 2018

    Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd announced that 36 attorneys have been selected to the 2018 South Carolina Super Lawyers and South Carolina Rising Stars lists.

  • More Details: EDTS Cyber Picked by TaxSlayer to Enhance Security

    April 25, 2018

    There are a lot of companies that say they offer Cyber or IT security, often taking advantage of the lack of understanding in the marketplace. With today’s more sophisticated attacks, it takes a comprehensive offering to protect business data.

  • State Economic Competitiveness Rankings Reveal Upward Standings Tied to Federal Tax Reform

    April 23, 2018

    The American Legislative Exchange Council released the much anticipated 2018 edition of Rich States, Poor States. Utah again earns the top spot for states with the best economic outlook, followed by Idaho, Indiana, North Dakota and Arizona. Several states' success in increased rankings can be tied directly to the success of federal tax reform and the resources it gave to lawmakers to cut taxes at the state level.

  • Top National Speakers Named for SEMDA’s 2018 Southeastern Medtech Conference in South Carolina

    April 20, 2018

    The Southeastern Medical Device Association -- a non-profit trade association driven to make the southeast a world-class region for medical technology, device, and diagnostic companies – has announced an initial group of featured speakers for the 2018 SEMDA Medtech Conference May 2-4, 2018.

  • TransformSC Project-Based Learning Institute Inspires South Carolina Educators to Take a Dynamic Approach to Education

    April 19, 2018

    On April 18, 2018, the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness’ education initiative, TransformSC, held its second project-based learning institute. Nearly 200 educators from across the state gathered at Columbia’s Spirit Communications baseball park to explore new and dynamic ways to integrate project-based learning into their classrooms.

  • FFS: Protect Your Business: Protect Your Customers

    April 18, 2018

    When it comes to cyber crime, it's not if a successful attack will happen but when (and how severe). Join EDTS Cyber and Insurance Management Group (IMG) for a free lunch and learn to discuss how you can prepare your business and IT department to face today's security landscape with cybersecurity and cyber insurance.

  • 17 South Carolina AT&T Employees Honored for Their Commitment to the Community

    April 18, 2018

    It’s National Volunteer Month. And AT&T is celebrating 17 employees from South Carolina being honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award. These employees accounted for more than 4,400 volunteer service hours last year.

  • New Inland South Carolina Port Opens

    April 17, 2018

    South Carolina Ports Authority held the grand opening of Inland Port Dillon, its second inland facility constructed in the state to handle strong growth of the Port’s intermodal rail cargo volumes and deepen the Port’s reach into markets through the Carolinas to the Northeast and Midwest.

  • Ted Hendry Appointed as Interim Leader at United Way Association of South Carolina

    April 16, 2018

    The Board of Directors of the United Way Association of South Carolina announced that Ted Hendry, a veteran United Way leader, has been appointed to serve as Interim President and CEO. The Board will conduct an extensive search to identify new leadership for the organization.

  • Gen. Glenn Walters Selected as The Citadel's 20th President

    April 13, 2018

    The Citadel’s 20th president will be Gen. Glenn M. Walters, USMC, who is currently serving as the 34th Assistant Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, the Corp’s second highest ranking officer. The Citadel Board of Visitors apprised the campus community of their selection April 12.

  • Leadership Transition Underway at United Way Association of South Carolina

    April 11, 2018

    The Board of Directors of the United Way Association of South Carolina announced the resignation of President and CEO, Kelly Callahan Cruise. The Board will conduct an extensive search to identify new leadership for the organization.

  • Safety in Numbers: Mitigating a Tourism Downturn after Terrorism

    April 04, 2018

    It may not feel like it, but terrorism occurs rarely in the United States. Despite its prominence in the media, there were 6.4 times fewer terrorist attacks in the U.S. in the last ten years compared to the 1970s, according to the Global Terrorism Database. The U.S. averaged less than one terrorist attack every two weeks since 2000. In South Carolina, this number drops to less than one attack in every four years. These are the numbers.

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