Business

More South Carolina Female Farmers Cropping Up

By Tabitha Safdi

Farmer

Kerry Frazier grew up on her family’s farm in Bishopville, SC. Like any child she enjoyed the open spaces, but after high school she swore to never return to her hometown or to live on the farm.

Tragedy stuck last year when Frazier lost her brother in a farming accident. She decided to move back home to help on the farm and to be closer to the family. Today, Frazier plays a key role in helping cultivate the family farm. 

South Carolina's Craft Beer Boom

By Aimee Crouch

Craft Beer

South Carolina, along with the rest of the country, is seeing a dramatic increase in the craft beer industry. 

Will McCameron, President of Brewery 85, a new brewery located in Greenville, South Carolina, walks us through the process of how beer is made.

For more information on beer in South Carolina, visit the SC Brewers Association (SCBA).

World’s Most Advanced Energy Testing Facility Opens in South Carolina

By Aimee Crouch

Energy

Clemson University’s Restoration Institute dedicated the Drivetrain Testing Facility in North Charleston on November 21st.  Palmetto Scene caught some of the highlights from the event. The facility was made possible because of a $45 million grant from the Department of Energy along with many private contributions.

South Carolina’s Economic Forecast Looking Up

By Tabitha Safdi

Economy

The University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business presented their economic forecast this week at their annual Economic Outlook Conference.

“According to Doug Woodward and Joseph Von Nessen, economists in the Moore School’s Division of Research, the single best indicator of economic performance is the rate of job growth, which they expect to increase by 1.7 percent during 2014.”

SC Works Upstate: Connecting People with Jobs

By William Richardson

SC Work

South Carolina's unemployment rate is currently 9.3 percent. That's lower than it has been in the last couple of years, but jobs are available. The problem that sometimes keeps employers and employees apart is not knowing how to find each other. SC Works Upstate is an organization that is building a reputation in the upstate of bringing the two together.

ReadySC: High School to Work

By William Richardson

ReadySC

Finding a job after high school can be tough. But, in the upstate of South Carolina, innovative thinking between industry, education facilities, and agencies dedicated to finding and training workers, offers opportunities that are unprecedented.

For more information, visit ReadySC.

Spartanburg Workforce

By William Richardson

manufacturing

Eight-five percent of Spartanburg's job growth is manufacturing. Usually there are many manufacturing jobs available in the area even though the unemployment rate is high. Students and parents need to be educated about jobs that are available in the region where they live. High School student career paths are a majority of times, outside of what's available.

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