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Strong businesses, skilled workers and dedicated training give Charleston a bright 2020 economic outlook

A tight labor market, the trade war with China and businesses' reluctance to make decisions in an election year all have had a role in putting the brakes on Charleston’s economic boom, but overall, 2020 looks to be a good year for the area’s economy.

Charleston's boom feeling an aftershock from traffic congestion, housing shortage

Exponential growth in the technology, hospitality and tourism sectors, as well as thousands of jobs associated with the Port of Charleston, are all touted as examples of an economic boom for Greater Charleston, but a lack of affordable housing and increasing commuter congestion may soon outweigh all the benefits if not immediately addressed.

Charleston's new prosperity is not equal-opportunity wealth

With the shipping, technology, hospitality and tourism industries all growing by leaps and bounds, the Charleston area is booming like never before.

Alorica expansion to create 300 new jobs in North Charleston

Global customer experience solutions company Alorica recently announced plans to augment its present local operations in North Charleston with a $1.2 million expansion, offering more than 300 new employment opportunities.

Alcami expansion to bring new job opportunities to Charleston County

North Carolina-based Alcami Corp., a contract development and manufacturing organization tailored to small and mid-size pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, recently announced its plans for a $17 million expansion to its facility at 4221 Faber Place Dr. in North Charleston.

Blackbaud continues to lift higher education into the cloud

Charleston-based cloud-software solutions company Blackbaud continues in its efforts to power social good as it introduces new capabilities such as talent management and other enhancements a year after it launched its Cloud Solution for Higher Education.

Charleston tech sector offering more high-paying jobs, CDC reports

Charleston’s tech sector continues to grow, with more than half of local tech companies creating new jobs in 2019 and 91 percent of them saying they expect to do so in the future.

Blackbaud launches mobile app to increase connectivity for church congregations

Just a year after the launch of its church management solution, Blackbaud's software product is being leveraged by faith communities in more than half the states in the U.S.

SOUTHTEC brings latest manufacturing technology to Greenville

The Palmetto State will once again be hosting the top manufacturing trade show in the Southeast as SOUTHTEC 2019 runs through Oct. 22-24 at the Greenville Convention Center.

Greater Charleston: We have room for more industry

The pace at which business decisions, even major ones, are made is ever-increasing, which means that areas that want to attract more business need to make it as quick and easy as possible for companies to move right in.

NLRB finds unit at Boeing plant not appropriate for union election

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has reached its decision on "The Boeing Company and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers" (10-RC-215878; 368 NLRB No. 67) case wherein the petitioned-for unit at Boeing’s South Carolina plant that was limited to only two job classifications within an aircraft production line was not an appropriate unit for purposes of conducting a union election.

SC Public Service Commission terminates Pegasus contract

Pegasus Global Holdings has been removed by the South Carolina Public Service Commission as a qualified independent third party to aid in the setting of the prices that Duke Energy and Dominion Energy will pay for electricity from solar panels owned by independent power producers.

Charleston Tech Center breaks ground in city's digital corridor

It has taken five years of discussions and planning, but the Charleston Tech Center (CTC) is about to become a reality with construction underway and completion slated for late 2020.

Tech industry growth exponential in Charleston area

Charleston’s tech presence is growing by leaps and bounds, changing the economy and the demographics of the area at a fast clip. But in order to sustain the trend, attention needs to be focused on providing training and education at entry levels - and even earlier - and ensuring that the area remains attractive as a place where tech talent wants to live.

Growing employment of women in tech fields seen as strengthening South Carolina's competitiveness

A recent report from Cyberstates found that South Carolina’s tech sector ranks sixth nationally in terms of the number of women employed.

Tech sector wages continue to soar in South Carolina

Ernest Andrade, the executive director of Charleston Digital Corridor, said the area economy's focus on the tech industry has raised wages for the region, which was its intended effect.

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