February 2017 Features
February 28, 2017
AAA Carolinas honored 31 hotels and 10 restaurants at the AAA Four Diamond Awards for South Carolina during a ceremony at Belmond Charleston Place in Charleston on Tuesday, February 21.
February 24, 2017
February 23, 2017
"For the first time, we're including key insights into donor demographics, retention trends, generational giving, and significant online donations in addition to our charitable giving research." Blackbaud's vice president of Data and Analytics
February 20, 2017
"A top priority in 2017 is to help tackle the workforce shortage, probably the biggest challenge the construction industry faces in the Carolinas. The idea is to connect the construction industry with students in high schools, middle schools, and community colleges."
February 17, 2017
We sat down with Joseph A. Seiner, labor law expert and Employment Law Professor at University of South Carolina School of Law to discuss yesterday’s landslide vote not to unionize by workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant.
February 15, 2017
By now, most everyone can agree that a college education can lead to job security and a bigger paycheck, but a new report out by The College Board shows even greater implications for earning that degree. “The findings of the board’s latest report are profound,” said South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis. “Especially when you consider the alternative.”
Spotlight on Myrtle Beach: Josh Kay, CEO of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation
February 13, 2017
In this month's Spotlight, we take a look at the Grand Strand area of Myrtle Beach. Josh talks about the challenges and opportunities associated with economic development in a region known for tourism.
South Carolina Success: Interview with Jim Thompson, VP Component Operations at Johnson Controls Recycling Center
February 08, 2017
We sat down with James (Jim) S. Thompson, Vice President of Component Operations for Johnson Controls. During our interview, Thompson provides a high level overview of Johnson Controls International Plc. and shares details about the Florence-based recycling center opening in 2011 and its significant growth and economic contributions to the State over the past five years. He shares why the area was selected, his work with colleges and his pride in the local workforce and community.
February 07, 2017
We sat down with Thornton Kirby, President and CEO for the SC Hospital Association. During our one on one, Kirby shares background and insights into the important role the Association plays in the State’s healthcare system. He also provides details about how the Association’s advocacy focus has expanded over the past decade in concert with national efforts and new regulations in order to improve patient wellness for all South Carolinians with a focus on value over volume.
February 02, 2017
A couple highlights: long-term funding shortfalls over decades have created the need to reconstruct over 50% of the pavement in the state’s 41,000 mile system. Hundreds of bridges remain structurally deficient. Deferred maintenance have contributed to South Carolina’s ranking as #1 in the nation in highway deaths