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10:32 pm on Friday March 7, 2014

Study Finds SC Needs More College Educated Workers to Fuel Economic Growth

A new study says South Carolina is facing a shortfall of college educated workers to fuel its economic growth. The study, done by two professors from the University of South Carolina, found the state could be lacking 100,000 workers with 2-year and...
1:45 pm on Monday March 5, 2012

Filling vacant businesses a priority for Myrtle Beach

asurroca The City of Myrtle Beach Planning Department, along with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and area property owners, hope to fill vacant storefronts along major city thoroughfares.   It has been more than five years since the City...
2:47 am on Friday February 17, 2012

Charleston economy expected to outperform neighbors again in 2012

Image by Flickr user Unhindered by TalentWe're some 48 days into 2012 and two economists are forecasting a swell remainder of the year for Charleston. While growth isn't expected to be stellar in Charleston, it is expected to outpace South Carolina...
2:16 pm on Monday February 6, 2012

National employment recovery forecast shows Myrtle Beach leading nation in 2012

We're at the top of another national list– this time it's actually a good one. As a part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ US Metro Economy series of studies, the economic analysis group IHS Global Insight prepared a 2012 forecast for job growth in...
2:55 am on Wednesday January 4, 2012

An economic look back at Charleston in 2011 earns a thumbs up (Update: Look forward)

Image by Flickr user Unhindered by TalentUpdate January 4: After taking a look back, The Post and Courier is now taking a look forward to 2012. They take a stab at discussing 12 local business trends to watch: residential real estate, business...
2:06 pm on Monday November 21, 2011

Migration to and from Horry County

Screen Shot: Forbes.com Blue is coming, red is going. We've covered a lot of 2010 Census news and related items, but this one might just be the easiest to understand and neatest tool yet.  The American people have always been fairly migrant, moving...
10:09 am on Thursday November 17, 2011

Charleston port chief: S.C. Shipping cargo must be doubled

Flickr user light_arted There's no hiding it: While the shipping industry as a whole has been hurt in recent years, Charleston's competitive edge has been sliding even harder. And so S.C. State Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome has laid out a goal...
6:18 am on Thursday November 17, 2011

Myrtle Beach EDC incentivizing local businesses to expand and grow

Flickr user Jeff Brownell In an effort to create more job opportunities in Horry County, the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation approved two deals that offer both cash and tax incentives to local companies. Neither company can be...
3:05 am on Thursday November 17, 2011

Charleston port chief: S.C. Shipping cargo must be doubled

Image by Flickr user light_artedThere's no hiding it: While the shipping industry as a whole has been hurt in recent years, Charleston's competitive edge has been sliding even harder. And so S.C. State Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome has laid out...
2:30 pm on Wednesday August 10, 2011

Economists talk Grand Strand at CCU

Flickr user TheDigitel Myrtle Beach On Tuesday local and regional economists gathered at Coastal Carolina University to discuss the local economy and the outlook for growth along the Grand Strand.  Despite the state and countries high unemployment...

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