Business & Economy

New Boeing Dreamliner Unveiled

By A. Crouch

Boeing Dreamliner

Today, at its North Charleston facility, the newest Boeing Dreamliner was unveiled. The 787-10 is the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family and is built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina

President Donald Trump and SC Governor Henry McMaster attended the event. Trump told the thousands of Boeing employees that attended the event, “That is one, beautiful airplane.”

Kathy Heffley, Regional President of South Carolina, Wells Fargo

By K. Park

Kathy Heffley of Wells Fargo

Kathy Heffley, Regional President of South Carolina for Wells Fargo discusses what it takes to succeed in the field of finance and beyond and shares her personal story of growth and accomplishment.

In a dynamic and growing Southern career landscape, Palmetto Voices looks to identify female leaders in South Carolina to share the experiences, skills and decisions that have brought them success. These voices of the Palmetto State offer advice and suggestions for excellence in various career clusters and fields of study.

South Carolinian Helps Preserve Southern History by Giving Walking Tours

By K. Cannon

Robert Ryals, owner of Walkin' Talkin' Tours

Fort Mill resident Robert Ryals has devoted his life to living history. He is a ‘story-teller of facts’ and tour guide for Walkin’ Talkin’ Tours, which he co-owns with his wife. Of his career path he says, “If you’re pursuing your passion, you never have to work a day in your life.” He further explains, “The reason why I developed this business wasn’t to make a lot of money. It was to pursue the story and get people interested in the story.”

Boeing Votes Against Unionization

By A. Crouch

Boeing airplane

Boeing SC, one of the biggest industries in the Lowcountry, voted yesterday not to unionize the Charleston company, as 2,828 employess voted, with 74% of them not in support of the International Association of Machinists' attempt to unionize.

Joan Robinson-Berry, Vice President and General Manager of Boeing SC said, “We will continue to move forward as one team. We have a bright future ahead of us, and we're eager to focus on the accomplishments of this great team and to develop new opportunities."

Behind the Scenes with Walkin' Talkin' Tours

By K. Cannon

Robert Ryals in Camden, South Carolina.

It is a brisk day in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, as Robert Ryals adds the finishing touches to his Revolutionary War Continental Soldier ensemble. He slings his Continental Soldier cartridge box over his shoulder, adjusts his microphone, and he is ready to begin. Robert Ryals is the tour guide and co-owner of Walkin' Talkin' Tours, which he owns with his wife, Sharon Ryals.

USC's Economists Release 2017 Economic Forecast

By A. Crouch

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The University of South Carolina’s economists at The Darla Moore School of Business unveiled their 2017 economic forecast and they expect gains for the state this upcoming year. The state continues to add more jobs and expects incomes to rise for S.C. families. Job growth is expected to be at 2.6% and the unemployment rate should drop from 4.7% to 4.5% in the next year.

Joey Von Nessen, a researcher, said “South Carolina’s economy is growing at a healthy pace, and we expect the state to continue to build on this momentum in 2017.”

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.

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