Business & Economy

ETV Carolinas: The Museum of York County and The Pump House Restaurant

September 21, 2016 - Posted in ETV Regionals by K. Cannon
"An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree" held at The Museum of York County.

An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree On Sunday, Sept. 18, The Museum of York County hosted An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree . At this event, award-winning chef Nathalie Dupree taught her fans how to create cream cheese Southern biscuits. The event concluded with a book...

SC's Aerospace Industry Continues to Rise

August 24, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
airplane

A new study was released this week at S.C.’s Aerospace Conference and Expo that showed the industry continues to grow and has a $19 billion impact on the state. The South Carolina Council on Competiveness released an economic impact study that shows a $2 billion increase in...

VIDEO | Cupcakes for a Cure Brings Sweetness to Lexington

August 22, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
A cupcake made by Cupcakes for a Cure

It is not often that you will see a fully functional business run by three 6th-graders. But that's exactly what Charlie, Katelyn, and Mattie are doing. These three eleven-year-olds won't let their age stop them from running a thriving cupcake business. Check out how Charlie...

City Roots: Columbia's In-Town Farm

August 19, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts by T. Safdi
Plants in the greenhouse at City Roots

City Roots is an in-town sustainable 2.75 acre farm in the city of Columbia. This urban farm not only grows fresh, organic food for the community but it's also grown roots in the hearts of the people they serve.

VIDEO | Performing Artists Get a Jump-Start at Midlands Tech's Performance Incubator

August 11, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Performer at the Harbison Theater at Midlands Tech

It is tough for performing artists to make a living pursuing their passion. Despite our community valuing the arts, those who pursue a career in the arts are constantly struggling to get their work off the ground. This is where Midlands Technical College steps in. The...

Made in SC: Mercedes Benz Vans

July 29, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
ground breaking

This week, in North Charleston, Mercedes Benz Vans broke ground on its first U.S. manufacturing plant. The plant will produce the Sprinter vans and is an expansion to an existing assembly site. The company is expected to invest $500 million and create 1,300 jobs in South...

Filmmaking Industry Growing in SC

June 28, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Hankinson
Film Industry in South Carolina

Thanks to legislation by South Carolina lawmakers, the state’s film industry is growing. On a recent podcast , director of the South Carolina Film Commission Tom Clark talked about the growth. Recently, South Carolina legislators passed a law making what was originally...

South Carolina Ports Authority Harbor Deepening

June 22, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by W. Richardson
SC ports

Recently, the South Carolina Ports Authority exported its two millionth BMW, which was manufactured at the plant in Greer. Plans are underway to deepen the Port, which will expand the Port's competitiveness and capabilities, as it continues to be a force for growing the...

VIDEO | How Columbia has Changed over the Past Decade

June 16, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Main Street in Columbia facing the State House

Columbia is one of only five American cities that is home to both the state capital and the state university. Toss in a pinch of Southern charm (and cuisine), plus the nation’s largest U.S. Army training facility in nearby Fort Jackson, and you have a lively stew of ideas,...

Q&A | Making Columbia a Hub for Innovation

June 9, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Panelists discussing questions

What draws people to a city? What makes people stay? What really makes a city a great place to be? These questions and others were discussed in the recently renovated City Hall in downtown Columbia on the night of June 8 as a way to bring together the arts, business and...

Wells Fargo Visits W.F. Sandel Elementary to Teach Children to Save

June 1, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by K. Park
children learn about saving in classroom

On May 12, 2016, Wells Fargo Team Members visited W.F. Sandel Elementary in Columbia, S.C., as part of the bank’s Teach Children to Save Campaign. Teach Children to Save is a national program sponsored by the American Bankers Association (ABA). Bank volunteers speak with...

New Pedestrian Bridge at Riverbanks Zoo

May 23, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Hankinson
Bridge

Using a large crane, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden put in place its new pedestrian bridge late Wednesday afternoon. Funding for the bridge was approved by the Richland County Council in September. Bridge construction was estimated to be approximately $2.7 million, and is being...

Q&A | A Conversation with Joe and Jessica Kastner, Owners of Local Ice Cream Store

May 20, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by K. Thakker
Front of ice cream store

We got in touch with Sweet Cream Company owners, Joe and Jessica Kastner, to tell us a little more about their boutique ice cream shop located on Columbia's historic Main Street and how they developed their business. Q: What makes you so unique? A: We make a lot of...

Program Incentivizes the Reuse of Vacant and Abandoned Buildings

May 16, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by M. Ziehe
Vacant building

A new program offered by Columbia Empowerment Zone Inc. is up and running in the city of Columbia. The program provides property owners or tenants grants of up to $20,000 to reimburse the cost for renovating vacant and abandoned buildings within the City of Columbia and...

Behind the Scenes of The Biltmore's Biodiesel Facility

May 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
canola oil seeds

The Biltmore has been a sustainable estate since George Vanderbilt's original vision in the late 1800s. Today, the family owned property has put a focus on energy efficiency with biodiesel and solar energy production. Ted Katsigianis, V.P. of Agriculture and Environmental...

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