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Task force recommends property tax increase to fund affordable housing

A 1 mill property-tax increase could go a long way toward alleviating a critical shortage of affordable housing in Charleston County, a special task force created to study the issue says.

Analysis: Beaufort County has fastest growing local economy in South Carolina

Beaufort County was ranked the top-performing local economy in South Carolina in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Women’s Chamber calls for comment on proposal on certifications

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce is preparing a comprehensive review of a Small Business Administration proposal and will be notifying its members and women-owned organizations about its opinion of the best comments to submit.

University of South Carolina ranks 91st best in the nation for law schools, study finds

University of South Carolina finished in a tie for 91st in a ranking of best law schools by U.S. News that examined 192 campuses around the nation.

Executive leadership training, outreach targeted by two new programs at Greenville Chamber

The Greenville Chamber has recently announced its two latest programs, PROPEL GVL and Ambassadors, which are part of the Chamber’s continuing efforts to actively listen to the needs of its business community.

Walmart rated top employer in South Carolina, study finds

Walmart employs 33,298 workers in South Carolina, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

University of South Carolina ranks 18th best for library studies, study finds

University of South Carolina finished 18th in a ranking of best library and information studies programs by U.S. News that examined 51 campuses around the nation.

The Little River Chamber of Commerce welcomes Joey O’s Pizzeria and Italian Grill on June 6

Joey O’s Pizzeria and Italian Grill will be opening on Thursday, June 6 at 1521 Hwy. 17 Little River.

Charleston takes multipronged approach to affordable housing

Like many growing metropolitan areas, Charleston is finding itself facing the dilemma of how to attract a diverse workforce—particularly when its economy includes such relatively low-paying industries as tourism—when the price of housing is beyond its reach.

South Carolina ranks 21st highest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

South Carolina finished 21st among the 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in a new analysis examining which states have the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition.

eCertify is the new Certificate of Origin processing platform

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce announced on Thursday an upgrade on the eCertify platform for electronic Certificates of Origin. The improved platform, now called essCert, is designed to be faster and easier to use and is expected to be live today.

South Carolina finishes in the bottom 10 on best state ranking

South Carolina was ranked the 42nd best state in the nation, based on criteria such as health care, public education and economic growth, according to a new analysis by U.S. News.

Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center in need of financial services

The Little River Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is seeking proposals for an accounting firm that could oversee the chamber’s financial reporting needs.

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin metro area exports in 2017

Greenville County, South Carolina, was responsible for $11.09 billion in exports in 2017, more than any other county in the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin metro area, according to the International Trade Administration.

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia metro area exports in 2017

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, was responsible for $7.32 billion in exports in 2017, more than any other county in the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia metro area, according to the International Trade Administration.

Chester County ranks 226th among counties in highest exporting metros

Chester County ranks 226th in trade with $67.35 million in exports in 2017.

Pickens County ranks 203rd among counties in highest exporting metros

Pickens County ranks 203rd in trade with $149.72 million in exports in 2017.

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