Business

S.C. Sees Biggest Unemployment Drop in Three Decades

September 23, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee 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 Katie 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 Aimee Crouch
person welding, with great bright sparks

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 Marina 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

Q&A | A Conversation with Caleb White, Founder of WedTexts

September 8, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
 Caleb White, Founder of WedTexts

Caleb White grew up in West Columbia, S.C. After graduating from Brookland-Cayce High School, he attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. White is the founder of WedTexts, a notification system for weddings. The main goal of WedTexts is to help engaged couples...

S.C. State Parks Bring in Record Revenue

September 2, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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The S.C. State Park Service ended the 2014-2015 fiscal year generating the most revenue in its 81-year history with $26.9 million dollars. This is a $3 million increase from the previous year. In a release from the park service, budget officials say the increase is due to...

Meet Tom Trantham, South Carolina's Farmer of the Year

September 1, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
Happy Cow

Tom Trantham, owner of Happy Cow Creamery in the upstate, was named South Carolina's Farmer of the Year for 2015. The dairy has 90 cows that milk twice a day. The farm is unique, in that it uses the 12 Aprils grazing system. Watch the video above to learn more about...

Study Concludes S.C. Aerospace Industry Expanding Beyond Southern Neighbors

August 27, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
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Columbia’s Metropolitan Convention Center was home to the Second Annual Aerospace Conference and Expo on Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday August 27. The two-day event was organized by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, the McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation...

Main Street Latin Festival Brings Latin-Owned Businesses Together

August 27, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Main Street Latin Festival Brings Latin-Owned Businesses Together

As the National Hispanic Heritage Month (September) approaches, the City of Columbia takes the opportunity to recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the community through different events. The 12th Annual Main Street Latin Festival took place last...

The Financial Questions a Couple Should Answer Before Saying "I Do"

August 13, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
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In an article originally appearing on Carolina Money, Wedding Season has arrived in the United States and the South, and when a young couple decides to tie the knot, there are many decisions to be made. Some may appear obvious, from what flowers should go in the...

Q&A | A Conversation with Partners Alana Jordan and Carol Smith from big eyed bird creative

August 10, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
big eyed bird creative

Creativity is key to innovation, period. That's why the Carolina Money team decided to talk to the founders of a company that has been active in the community through the creation of unique perspectives for clients, such as Evolution Partners, Rosewood Crawfish Festival,...

TWITTER CHAT | CEO Hal Turner on Entrepreneurship & Business Growth

August 9, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
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Twitter Chat hosted by @Carolina_Money with featured guest Hal Turner, CEO and entrepreneur advisor, on June 8, 2015 at 7pm ET: https://storify.com/SCETV/twitter-chat-hal-turner-ceo-on-entrepreneurship-an

On the Road with the Belgian Waffle Truck

August 5, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
On the Road with the Belgian Waffle Truck

As the food truck trend grows, the Carolina Money team does not stay behind. We caught up with the owners of the Belgian Waffle Truck, Yvette and Jean-Louis Ledent, to learn more about their business in Columbia, South Carolina. As you watch their story, put your seat belt...

Crowdfunding Startup Helps Professional Athletes and Fans to Fund Charities

August 5, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Picture of Corey Jackson playing football

Corey Jackson is a former NFL athlete and the founder of an early-stage tech startup here in Columbia, South Carolina. The name of his company is FundMyPro . FundMyPro makes it possible for professional athletes to collaborate with fans to positively impact communities all...

Family Owned Business, Cromer's P-Nuts, Celebrates its 80th Anniversary with “80 for 80” Campaign

July 31, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Owner of Cromer's P-Nuts looking to the camera

For 79 years, Cromer's P-Nuts has been taking customers back to their childhood by selling delicious candies, peanuts, popcorn, candy apples, cotton candy and more. In August of this year, the business will celebrate its 80th anniversary, so they decided to do something...

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