Columbia Place Mall Helps Businesses Affected by Flood

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 President of Moonbeam Capital Investments LLC and Columbia Place Mall LLC, said that the flooding in South Carolina “affects more than the displaced businesses in the flood zone – it affects the lives of those within the community and surrounding area.”

PODCAST | Laura Corder, USC/Columbia Technology Incubator

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. First in Attracting Foreign Investments

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 looking at foreign investments around the world. The report looks where companies are not only locating, but also expanding.

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

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 reduce the stress related to a very stressful, yet amazing time–-the time leading up to their wedding. To do that, WedTexts allows the couple to send timely reminders to their wedding guests, which are delivered right to their phones.

S.C. State Parks Bring in Record Revenue

By Aimee Crouch

wooden boardwalk through wooded park

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 many factors, such as an improving economy, declining gas prices, and good weather.

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

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 Trantham's unique farming routine.