Business

Silicon Harbor Growing with Technology Boom

By Tabitha Safdi

CharlestonCharleston is known around the world for its history and beauty. Recently, however, Charleston has landed on the map again as being ranked in the top 10 fastest growing cities for software and Internet technology. Charleston's Digital Corridor continues to expand its mission and plans to open a Flagship 3 in the near future. Located in historic downtown Charleston, the Flagship and Flagship2 are Charleston’s premier business incubator/co-working office environments.

More South Carolina Female Farmers Cropping Up

By Tabitha Safdi

FarmerKerry 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. And according to USA Today , Frazier is one of a number of women making farming their main career. “The compulsion to cultivate dovetails with several trends, experts say...

South Carolina's Craft Beer Boom

By Aimee Crouch

Craft BeerSouth 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

EnergyClemson 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. A facility spokesperson says, "The center houses the world’s most-advanced wind-turbine drivetrain testing facility capable of full-scale highly accelerated mechanical and electrical testing of advanced drivetrain systems for wind turbines." This facility not only will be a resource...

South Carolina’s Economic Forecast Looking Up

By Tabitha Safdi

EconomyThe 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.” Von Nesson explains why the economy is growing, but why we can’t necessarily feel the effects and the problems our state continues to face. To see all the conference’s presentation, visit The Moore School of...

Darlington Raceway: More than a Racetrack

By Tabitha Safdi

Darlington RacewayDarlington Raceway is known for its most popular races, Nascar Nationwide Series 200 and the Bojangles’ South 500 . The new Darlington Raceway president Chip Wile has some other plans that involve getting the community more engaged. Wile says, “Outside of our race weekend, we really want to focus our efforts locally, making sure that we are engaging the community on a year-round basis. Not only do we have exciting events going on during the Nascar weekend, but we really want to focus our efforts on bringing people to the racetrack monthly to utilize this facility. We have this great 300-acre...

SC Works Upstate: Connecting People with Jobs

By William Richardson

SC WorkSouth 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

ReadySCFinding 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

manufacturingEight-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. The number 1 answer from high school students in the Spartanburg area about their career paths is #1: CSI Investigator. The #2 answer is video game programmer. These are not available in the Spartanburg area to the greater extent. There...

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