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EDA awards the Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments $200,000 grant on April 4, 2019

The US Economic Development Administration awarded the Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments a grant worth $200,000 to help fund a project in Florence County.

Publishing industry’s Q3 retained earnings down 7.1%

Excluding online publishing, the publishing industry’s retained earnings in the third quarter of 2019 was down 7.1 percent over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: 11.5% of South Carolina residents enrolled in food stamp program in September

About 586,163 South Carolina residents – or about 11.5 percent of the state's population – were on food stamp rolls in September 2019, according to data obtained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

14 professional, scientific and technical services businesses in Greenwood County have between five and nine employees in 2016

There were 14 professional, scientific and technical services businesses in Greenwood County zip codes that had between five and nine employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

31 finance and insurance businesses in 29466 have between one and four employees in 2016

There were 31 finance and insurance businesses in South Carolina ZIP code 29466 that had between one and four employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

Total OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in South Carolina ZIP 29679 stay unchanged in 2018

There were 20 total OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in South Carolina zip code 29679 in 2018, the same number as in 2017, according to the official Social Security Administration website.

35 specialty trade contractors in South Carolina have between 100 and 249 employees in 2016

There were 35 specialty trade contractors in South Carolina that had between 100 and 249 employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

Total OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in South Carolina ZIP 29678 decrease in 2018

There were 270 total OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in South Carolina zip code 29678 in 2018, a 11.5 percent decrease from 2017, which had 305 total widow and parent beneficiaries, according to the official Social Security Administration website.

Highest income earners in South Carolina taxed at 6.8% rate

The top 1 percent of earners in South Carolina are taxed at an effective rate of 6.8 percent, compared to the state’s 8.1 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

South Carolina Ports Authority posting strong numbers in 2020

The South Carolina Ports Authority achieved its highest January ever for 20-foot-equivalent container unit (TEU) volumes and strong year-over-year growth in the cruise, vehicle and inland port sections.

SBA taking applications for new S.C. Women’s Business Center

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened its $150,000 grant opportunity for a new Women’s Business Center in South Carolina.

Cambria Hotels opens third property in Charleston metro area

Choice Hotels International recently announced the opening of a third Cambria Hotel in the greater Charleston metropolitan area – the Cambria Hotel Summerville-Charleston.

Charleston's Blackbaud grows its education business

Charleston-based cloud software company Blackbaud recently announced that its education-management platform increased its number of users by 14 percent over the past school year.

CRG completes sale of 1.3 million-square-foot facility in Duncan

St. Louis-based real estate developer CRG has completed its sale of a 1,318,680-square-foot logistics facility located at Inland 85 in Duncan to an affiliate of Lexington Realty Trust.

Lowcountry charter signing signals renewed collaboration between military, businesses, community

Members of the newly formed Lowcountry Defense Community Partnership Council, which aims to support servicemen and servicewomen by strengthening the collaboration of local businesses and community organizations throughout the Charleston region with the military, signed the group's official charter last month at Joint Base Charleston.

1,675 wholesale trade businesses in the U.S. have between 250 and 499 employees in 2016

There were 1,675 wholesale trade businesses in the U.S. that had between 250 and 499 employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

2,493 wood product manufacturing businesses in the U.S. have between five and nine employees in 2016

There were 2,493 wood product manufacturing businesses in the U.S. that had between five and nine employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

4,985 wood product manufacturing businesses in the U.S. have between one and four employees in 2016

There were 4,985 wood product manufacturing businesses in the U.S. that had between one and four employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

57 retail trade businesses in 29464 have between 10 and 19 employees in 2016

There were 57 retail trade businesses in South Carolina ZIP code 29464 that had between 10 and 19 employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

759 specialty trade contractors in South Carolina have between 10 and 19 employees in 2016

There were 759 specialty trade contractors in South Carolina that had between 10 and 19 employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

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