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Analysis: South Carolina ranked 21st most affected by government shutdown

South Carolina ranked No. 21 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Mark Clark Expressway finally gains state approval

The State Transportation Infrastructure Bank has approved the amended agreement to fund the completion of the Mark Clark Expressway, which was likewise approved by the Charleston County Council.

Talent and workforce solutions hire tops Greenville Chamber's 2018 accomplishments

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce has reveiewed its list of top successes and top challenges for 2018.

Greenville drive, trail closed for wastewater project

Cleveland Park Drive between Ridgeland Drive and Lakehurst Street will be closed for about two months to give way to the pipe installation for the city’s largest wastewater conveyance project.

Greenville Chamber publishes its 2019 Public Policy Agenda

The Greenville Chamber has published its 2019 Public Policy Agenda, which focuses on subjects such as state pension tax reform, augmenting teachers pay, and engaging Greenville residents to participate in economic growth.

Analysis: South Carolina posted 13th highest individual income tax rate in 2018

South Carolina ranked No. 13 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes.

South Carolina gets ‘D’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

South Carolina ranked No. 39 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

South Carolina business leaders eye potential impact of automobile tariffs

With the possibility of President Donald Trump imposing a 25 percent tariff on all vehicles imported from countries other than Mexico and Canada, automobile manufacturers are concerned about how that could affect their U.S. operations.

Tariffs and tax cuts: More than just South Carolina's auto industry at stake

South Carolina’s juggernaut auto industry is contributing up to $27 billion to the state annually, but the long-term impact of trade policy and the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) may put that in jeopardy.

Greer mayor taking measured approach in face of economic uncertainty caused by auto tariffs

While the instability related to tariffs has many working in the auto industry concerned, Greer Mayor Richard W. Danner is hopeful the tariff skirmish will not develop into a full on trade war.

Ports Authority continues to see record shipment levels, though slowdown may be on horizon

The South Carolina Ports Authority continues to post records for shipments and expects December to also be a busy month before an eventual slow down over the next several months due to concerns over U.S tariffs.

Tariffs could impact economic stability in several of South Carolina's key industries

President Donald Trump's tariffs will have an impact on South Carolina's economic stability, including an effect on the auto industry when they go into effect on Jan. 1.

Protracted tariffs, trade war could drive up used car sales and prices, SC Chamber official says

More South Carolinians might take up the used-car habit—and pay more for it—if the Trump administration's tariffs and ongoing trade war becomes a protracted thing, an official with the state's Chamber of Commerce said during a recent interview.

Charleston Area Small Business Development Center adds new office

The Charleston Area Small Business Development Center has added a new office as it extends its coverage area at Berkeley County.

Consumers could be hurt by protracted tariffs and trade war, SC Chamber official says

As manufacturers ship goods at a record-breaking pace out of South Carolina, one certainty about a protracted trade war is that consumers could end up feeling the most pain, a state Chamber of Commerce official said during a recent interview.

Ports Authority: 'Too early to tell' if tariffs will affect ports

The South Carolina Ports Authority said it's too early to tell if President Donald Trump's higher tariffs will affect ports in South Carolina.

Spartanburg joins Government Alliance on Race and Equity

The Spartanburg City Council has unanimously voted to become the first city in South Carolina to join the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE). The city joins 93 cities in 32 states.

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