August 2020 Features

  • New Online Ordering System Sends Clemson Ice Cream around the U.S.

    August 31, 2020

    A new online ordering system is helping the ’55 Exchange, a student-run business on Clemson University’s campus where Clemson Ice Cream and other dairy products are sold, recoup losses incurred from being shut down because of COVID-19.

  • S.C. Manufacturers Alliance Looks to the Future at Annual Meeting

    August 28, 2020

    Despite challenges brought on by COVID-19, the state of South Carolina’s manufacturing economy remains strong. That was the overriding message from the first-ever virtual annual conference of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance held on August 27, 2020.

  • SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company EnviroMix Acquired by GEF Capital Partners

    August 27, 2020

    The South Carolina Research Authority, a public, non-profit corporation fueling South Carolina’s innovation economy, today announces that GEF Capital Partners, a private equity fund making investments in companies that promote resource efficiency and that are building a more sustainable future, has acquired a controlling interest in innovative water and wastewater solutions provider EnviroMix, Inc., an SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company.

  • HGTC, CCU, FDTC, and FMU Sign Covid-19 Mutual Aid Compact

    August 26, 2020

    Four public institutions of higher education in the Pee Dee and Lowcountry region of South Carolina have agreed to a unique partnership for assistance and mutual aid during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Update Mask Requirement Data Reinforces that Masks Work; Latest COVID-19 Update

    August 26, 2020

    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) shared updated data that shows communities with mask requirement ordinances in place continue to see a slower rate of disease spread compared to communities without mask requirements.

  • S.C. Technical College System President: A Pandemic Shouldn't Change the Trajectory of Your Education

    August 25, 2020

    COVID-19 has significantly impacted many of our day-to-day activities. It has changed how we shop, socialize, work, travel, and the list goes on. But this pandemic doesn't have to change the trajectory of your education. You can affordably and safely work towards your higher education goals and accelerate your post-pandemic life even further by attending one of South Carolina's technical colleges.

  • Top SC Business Executives Share Secrets to Successfully Weathering COVID-19 in August 25th Webinar

    August 24, 2020

    Top executives from five of the Palmetto State’s leading life sciences organizations will share how they have found opportunity by pivoting, product adjustment, service expansion and partnering to overcome the global COVID pandemic and find accelerating opportunity and growth. The SCBIO webinar, free and open to the public with advance registration, will take place Tuesday, August 25 at 10 a.m. EST.

  • Filling the Lifeboat and Helping South Carolinians Get Back to Work

    August 21, 2020

    To help support the state’s evolving workforce that’s been uprooted due to COVID-19, the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce’s (DEW) Labor Market Information (LMI) team is busy working to identify the top 29 Lifeboat jobs that can guide individuals to new employment opportunities and financial security.

  • Census Bureau Adapts Operations to Ensure Everyone Is Counted

    August 21, 2020

    As the U.S. Census Bureau continues to monitor the impacts COVID-19 has on 2020 Census operations, changes to operations are being deployed to ensure the safety of staff and the public while maximizing the number of households that respond on their own to the 2020 Census.

  • Scott Wierman to Lead Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

    August 20, 2020

    Scott F. Wierman has been named president and CEO of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. He will start in the position effective January 1st. Wierman is currently president of The Winston-Salem Foundation in North Carolina and will continue in that role until the late fall of 2020.

  • SC Works Centers around the State Get Creative to Continue Services that Connect Jobseekers and Employers

    August 20, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created both crisis and creativity. When it comes to unemployment in South Carolina, the state went from record low rates to a historically high, double-digit employment crisis within one month. However, when the need for re-employment services skyrocketed, the SC Works centers got creative.

  • Employer Summit to Close Disability Employment Gap

    August 19, 2020

    South Carolina businesses and human resource professionals will be gathering online in October to learn how to close the disability employment gap and build a disability-inclusive workforce.

  • Cyber Academy of South Carolina is Waiting for You

    August 18, 2020

    Cyber Academy of South Carolina (CASC), an online public school, invites students across the state to enroll in the interactive and engaging online learning experience they need during these unprecedented times.

  • S.C. Department of Commerce: Education Today for Future Economic Success

    August 17, 2020

    "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." That powerful quote by Nelson Mandela hits home especially this time of year, as thousands of South Carolina students prepare to head back to school.

  • South Carolina Unemployment Claims are Lowest Since Pandemic Began

    August 14, 2020

    Initial Claims: For claim week ending August 8, 2020, the number of South Carolinians who filed their initial claim for unemployment insurance benefits is 5,921, a decrease of 2,988 initial claims from the week prior. This brings the initial claims total to 712,449 received since mid-March.

  • SC INBRE Announces Almost $650,000 in Grants Funding to 2020 Project Program Grants Recipients

    August 13, 2020

    South Carolina IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (SC INBRE), a statewide multi-million dollar, five-year renewable grant program funded by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), is pleased to announce our 2020-2021 Project Program grants recipients.

  • South Carolina Offers Free Training to Support Teachers and Principals with Virtual Instruction

    August 12, 2020

    The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) announced a new option for teachers and principals to receive free online training that will equip them to provide effective virtual instruction. The training is available for up to 6,000 educators over the course of 2020-21 and is being funded by part the SCDE's federal CARES Act allocation.

  • CEOs: Post-Covid Changes are Permanent and There are More to Come

    August 12, 2020

    The need for business leaders and policy makers to fundamentally rethink the way they plan, invest and operate in the future is underlined in a new survey of 699 global CEOs released by PwC.

  • Cyber Academy of South Carolina Celebrates Class of 2020

    August 11, 2020

    Cyber Academy of South Carolina (CASC), an online public school, will celebrate the Class of 2020 during a virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, August 15th.

  • SC Banks Close $5.7 Billion in PPP Loans, Protect more than 650,000 Jobs

    August 11, 2020

    South Carolina banks participating in the Paycheck Protection Program closed $5.7 billion in loans in a little more than 90 days, assisting in the protection of better than one in four Palmetto State jobs.

  • A Bright Future for South Carolina's Life Sciences

    August 10, 2020

    Comprised of over 600 life sciences firms in 43 counties, with wages nearly double the state average and an annual economic impact that exceeds $12 billion, the South Carolina Life Sciences Industry has become a powerful force in the Palmetto State’s economy.

  • U.S. Senator Tim Scott to Join Senior U.S. Senator David Perdue at the Georgia Chamber Congressional Luncheon on August 11th

    August 07, 2020

    The Georgia Chamber and senior U.S. Senator David Perdue announce that U.S. Senator Tim Scott will join the lineup of speakers at next Tuesday’s all-virtual Congressional Luncheon. Guest speakers for the luncheon will engage in a wide-ranging discussion on resiliency and recovery of the economy at the federal level.

  • SC Ports’ Leatherman Terminal on Track for 2021 Opening

    August 07, 2020

    Construction of the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal is on schedule for a March 2021 opening. The opening of the container terminal will be a major accomplishment for S.C. Ports and the Southeast logistics network. Phase One will propel S.C. Ports into the future with its modern technology, impressive equipment and big-ship capabilities.

  • 35 Womble Bond Dickinson Lawyers Recognized in 2020 South Carolina Legal Elite

    August 06, 2020

    Thirty-five Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys have been honored as members of the 2020 South Carolina Legal Elite by the publishers of Charleston Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and the Greenville Business Magazine.

  • CAGC Summit Attracts Governors, Senator, House Speaker and Other Top Leaders

    August 05, 2020

    North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, N.C. Speaker of the House Tim Moore, NCDOT and SCDOT leaders, and top economists from both Carolinas joined Carolinas AGC (CAGC) for its annual Summer Summit on July 31st.