George Ramsey, a business lobbyist with the Charleston Chamber of Commerce, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., for the “Exporters for Ex-Im Fly-In.” Ramsey joined over 600 business leaders and fellow lobbyists to discuss the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), then reported on the trip in a blog post.
The University of South Carolina said recently that several of its graduate programs were recognized in U.S. News & World Report's best graduate schools rankings. Among the programs recognized was the International MBA program within the Darla Moore School of Business, which was ranked first nationally.
This week's South Carolina House passage of H. 3374, which aims to rewrite the current statutory formula for the Local Government Fund (LGF), shifts the spotlight to the Senate. If adopted by the full General Assembly, the change would take effect July 1, 2016, and would contain a two-year freeze in the LGF funding level.
For its Agricultural and Earthmover operating units, the Michelin Group was named "Supplier of the Year" and a partner-level supplier for 2014 by Deere and Company.
The North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA) recently held its 2015 legislative reception in Columbia, S.C.
Boeing announced the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved adding South Carolina-built 787-9 Dreamliners to the company’s production certificate.
Businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs are invited to attend Open Pitch Night, starting at 5:30 p.m.
A Winthrop poll surveyed 1,109 residents in South Carolina by phone between Feb. 21 and March 1, asking for opinions on state leadership, a proposed gas tax and the state’s economy.
South Carolina recently launched a program to help businesses in the defense industry find successful new markets in the state, the South Carolina Department of Commerce said on Wednesday. The program was created in a partnership between the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW), and the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
In a recent column in the State newspaper, Mikee Johnson, chairman of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, called on the state Legislature to put an end to frivolous lawsuits and other matters of state law.
Sunrun, a leading U.S. supplier of residential solar power, said on Wednesday that it has hired Tyson Grinstead, expanding Sunrun’s public policy presence in southeastern South Carolina. Grinstead is Sunrun’s first Southeast-based policy hire.
The South Carolina House passed H. 3374 on Friday with an amendment that guarantees the Local Government Fund (LGF) will increase by the same percentage as the General Fund, up to 5 percent. Thus, if the General Fund grew by 10 percent, the LGF growth still would be capped at 5 percent.
Chamber event follows request for long-term plan for improvements.
The South Carolina House of Representatives is considering H.3374, a bill that would freeze funding of the Local Government Fund (LGF) for the next two years, then begin allowing for a possible increase of 2 percent, provided that the state General Fund grows by 4 percent or more.
Home furnishings retailer Ashley Furniture HomeStore licensee Broad River Furniture is investing $12.6 million to establish a new corporate campus and distribution center in York County, bringing an expected 200 jobs to Fort Mill, S.C.
D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program serves low-income, minority students
Boeing Commercial Airplanes is finalizing a recent order for two 787-9 Dreamliners Air Tahiti Nui