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Boeing informed of IAM's petition to unionize

Boeing was informed on March 16 that the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union has petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to hold a union election at the company's North Charleston, S.C., facilities.

Advanced Symposium scheduled for April 9-10

Program is for professional economic development practitioners.

Massey introduces bill seeking more transparency during asbestos litigation

South Carolina could become latest state to pass legislation discouraging questionable claims on bankruptcy trusts.

Charleston Boeing plant workers seek unionization vote

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) filed a petition on Monday with the National Labor Relations Board to hold an election at Boeing's North Charleston, S.C., plant, where the more-than-2,400 production employees would decide whether to form a union.

Amazon to hire 500 new employees

Company adding positions to West Colombia fulfillment center.

Charleston lobbyist: Ex-Im bill support in D.C. sound

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.

U.S. News: USC International MBA program No. 1

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.

All eyes on Senate after House OKs LGF formula bill

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.

John Deere awards Michelin Group

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.

NESA reception looks back on 2014, forward to 2015

The North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA) recently held its 2015 legislative reception in Columbia, S.C.

Boeing adds South Carolina-built 787-9 Dreamliners to company’s production certificate

Boeing announced the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved adding South Carolina-built 787-9 Dreamliners to the company’s production certificate.

Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Hosts Open Pitch Night for Entrepreneurs March 19

Businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs are invited to attend Open Pitch Night, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Winthrop poll reveals S.C. resident opinions on leaders, gas tax and economy

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.

S.C. program to help defense firms tap state's markets

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.

S.C. chamber chairman targets lawsuit abuse

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 hire points to bigger presence in Southeast

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.

S.C. House OKs bill to boost Local Government Fund

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.

S.C. lawmakers to discuss nation's infrastructure March 31

Chamber event follows request for long-term plan for improvements.

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