Business & Economy

Second Inland Port Being Discussed

By A. Crouch

port of charleston

Due to the success of the inland port in Greer, the S.C. Ports Authority is looking into opening a second facility.

The SCPA is seeing an increased demand for a second inland port, due to the fact that since 2011, intermodal volume has increased 166 percent.  Approximately 23 percent of the containers that came through the Port of Charleston were moved by rail last year.

Tax Day is Fast Approaching: The Opportunities and Changes You Need to Know

By K. Park

tax forms

With Tax Day, Monday, Apr. 18, the filing deadline for IRS tax returns, growing closer with every moment--even with three extra days to get your taxes in, many may still have some questions regarding filing 2015 taxes.

Carolina Money spoke with Rosemary Wright; a Senior Wealth Planning Strategist with Wells Fargo that covers the Columbia, S.C. area, about some changes and opportunities the average citizen may not be aware of this tax season.

Spirit Communications Park Welcomes Fans to Its Inaugural Game

By A. Esselman

Entrance to Spirit Communications Park

Anticipation filled the air, as people milled around outside the stadium. The gates opened, and the pressure of all the months leading up to this moment was released. Spirit Communications Park was officially open for its first baseball game.

Fans from all over came to Thursday’s inaugural game at the brand new Spirit Communications Park, located off of Bull Street. They were greeted with a wide variety of festivities, including a live band, balloon artists, stilt walkers, a play area for children, and a host of all-American food. 

Solar Farms Coming to Lexington County

By M. Ziehe

Shot of solar panels and sunrise

Cypress Creek Renewables, a company based in Santa Monica, California, will build three 10-megawatt solar farms in Lexington County.

As reported in the press release, the company will make a $20.4 million investment in solar energy operations in Lexington County. The farms will provide energy to 2,000 South Carolina homes - totaling 6,000 customers with the three projects.​

Cooper's Country Store

By T. Safdi

Cooper Country Store

When you walk into Cooper's Country Store it's like walking back in time. The store was built in 1937 and not much has changed since then. It's located in Salters right off of highway 521 and has just about anything you could possibly need.

South Carolina Economist Expects Flat Growth Through 2017

By T. Safdi


Unemployment is low and the economy is growing both nationally and locally, although according to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, readings on the U.S. economy since the turn of the year have been somewhat mixed. The national economy is limping along at a fairly slow pace, and that’s why the Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates low. So, what does this mean for South Carolina’s outlook?

HEMI Food Truck Court is Up and Running in West Columbia

By M. Ziehe

Food Truck Court in Columbia, SC

Many small to medium-sized cities are growing, or at least have the opportunity to grow tremendously, because of the innovative solutions that small business owners develop.

Here in Columbia, South Carolina, the business owner Christina Survana decided to embrace the booming food truck trend by bringing a new food truck court into existence. “I would always pass by and see a vacant lot here, so I thought, why not have a food truck court?,” said Survana, Manager of the HEMI Food Truck Court.