Business & Economy

Filming in S.C. Causes Businesses to Boom

November 2, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene

The story of a young man seeking answers after being plagued with a demon his whole life is causing a lot of cash flow for Rock Hill, South Carolina. The television series Outcast has been filming in York and Chester counties since June and has pumped more then $2 million...

Q&A | ​Abigail Zeiler, Director of Communications at Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR)

October 28, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by M. Ziehe
Abigail Zeiler, Director of Communications at Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR)

Columbia Opportunity Resource, COR, connects talented professionals in the greater Columbia area to diverse and meaningful networks for leadership, service and fun. COR is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. COR's vision is an innovative, energized and successful Columbia...

Columbia Native Provides Financial Education Through Know Money Inc.

October 22, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

Since May 2014, Know Money Inc. Founder & Chief Financial Mentor Steven Hughes has worked with nearly 1,000 individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations across South Carolina to advance financial literacy. As an award-winning B2B salesman, Global Shaper for the...

SBA Announces Resources Available to Aid the Region’s Recovery

October 21, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and member of President Obama's Cabinet, was in Columbia, South Carolina, today to meet with business owners, residents and local officials on recovery efforts in the aftermath of...

Q&A | Understanding Small Business Loans

October 20, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by K. Park
Holt Chetwood, Wells Fargo Midlands Market President and Blake Montgomery, Wells Fargo Business Development Officer in Columbia

As South Carolina continues to develop into a business-friendly environment with a diversifying economy, many in the state are opening and maintaining small businesses. As of July 31, 2015, Wells Fargo is the leading SBA (Small Business Administration) 7(a) lender in South...

SCFC Estimates Loss of $65 Million in Forest Industry from Flooding

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by L. Steele

The South Carolina Forestry Commission said in a press release that they estimate the forest industry will suffer a loss of at least $65 million due to the recent flooding in S.C. This does not include the expected millions of dollars it will cost to repair damaged private...

SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Richland County

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money
SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Richland County

According to a press release , the U.S. Small Business Administration opened a Business Recovery Center to help several counties in S.C., including Richland and Lexington County. The Business Recovery Center will help business owners apply for low interest disaster loans,...

7 Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs from the Start Conference

October 15, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Students entrepreneurs in the Start Conference

The first Start Conference for student entrepreneurs at the University of South Carolina was held in early October, in partnership with the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator and the USC Student Life Leadership and Service Center. Fve local entrepreneurs came to speak to...

Columbia Place Mall Helps Businesses Affected by Flood

October 14, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

Columbia Place Mall is offering free rent to businesses that have been affected by the flood. This gives business owners in South Carolina the opportunity to continue doing business, even if the flood damaged their store. In an interview with WLTX Shawl Pryor, Senior Vice...

Disaster Loans Offered to Small Businesses Across the State

October 7, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

Small businesses located in declared disaster areas in South Carolina are eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The application filing deadline for physical demage is December 4, 2015 and for economic...

PODCAST | Laura Corder, USC/Columbia Technology Incubator

September 30, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money
Laura Corder

The USC / Columbia Technology Incubator recruits and then consults with high-impact startup companies in the Midlands of South Carolina. Learn more about it from Laura Corder, director of communications for the Incubator and the USC Office of Economic Development.

S.C. Sees Biggest Unemployment Drop in Three Decades

September 23, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
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South Carolina’s August unemployment rate saw the biggest decrease in three decades, falling from 6.4 percent to 6 percent. This is also the third straight month the unemployment rate has seen a decline. Cheryl Stanton, executive director of S.C.’s Department of Employment...

Almost $3 Million in Grants Goes to S.C. Police Departments

September 23, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Geer
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Some police departments in South Carolina are going to get an unexpected check. That's because almost $3 million in grants will be handed out to local police departments to help with better policing efforts, according to an article in The State . The largest grant comes...

S.C. First in Attracting Foreign Investments

September 16, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
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South Carolina, once again, is ranked number one in attracting jobs through foreign investments. This is the third time in four years IBM-Plant Location International (IBM-PLI) has ranked the state first, per million inhabitants. Each year the group releases a report...

TWITTER CHAT | EngenuitySC & Economic Development in the Midlands of South Carolina

September 13, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by M. Ziehe
Meghan Hughes Headshot

Twitter Chat hosted by @Carolina_Money with featured guest Meghan Hughes, Executive Director of EngenuitySC, on Sept. 10, 2015 at 8pm ET: https://storify.com/SCETV/twitter-chat

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