Community Growth

Riverwalk Development Brings Economic Growth to Rock Hill

By K. Cannon

Photo of competitors at the UCI BMX World Cup Event held in Rock Hill, SC.

Based on the sight of the Celanese Acetate Filament Plant, Riverwalk is a community in Rock Hill, South Carolina. It features housing, dining, shopping and athletic opportunities. The plant is a major part of Rock Hill’s history and economy, employing as many as 2,300 people from the 1940s until it closed in 2005. In 2008, the Assured Group bought the land and initiated a cleanup operation. Shortly after, The Assured Group and The City of Rock Hill joined forces.

VIDEO | Saying "I Do" to Business Opportunities

By A. Esselman

Wedding Bouquet

Sometimes life throws us curve balls, and we find ourselves working a job that we never expected.

Caleb and Heather were both presented with problems that they felt needed to be solved. Instead of waiting for someone else to fix things, they decided to take care of it themselves. 

This type of opportunistic action is what leads our community into the future. Innovation and technology requires motivated and capable people to see needs and then fill them. Caleb and Heather are paving the way for others to create their own solutions.

Costco is Coming to Town

By A. Esselman

Construction on Columbia's Costco

Watch out Sam’s, competition is coming soon! 

According to The State, a Costco Wholesale Warehouse is set to open this summer on Piney Grove Road.

The presence of the bulk-purchase business has long been in demand by Columbia residents, but the city has trailed behind Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Greenville, and Spartanburg in building its own. 

EPA To Help Columbia To Develop Sustainable Design Strategies

By A. Esselman

The Mills at Granby and Olympia

The Capital City Mill District is finally gearing up for a much-needed facelift.

The city has been meeting with residents of the area to gain insight as to what needs to change. According to WIS-TV, there has not been a plan for the neighborhood since the 1980s. 

VIDEO | The SAVVY Musician in Action Teaches Business to Artists

By A. Esselman

Musicians singing at SAVVY

The arts and business tend to not intersect, especially in education. However, USC professor Dr. David Cutler is working hard to change that.

For the past few years Cutler has directed a six-day workshop called The SAVVY Musician in Action, which helps artists from across the globe create and develop business ventures that could be financially viable in the real world. At the end of the workshop, the teams pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges, much like Shark Tank

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