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Port of Charleston among fastest-growing importers; just how fast is uncertain

The Journal of Commerce reports that the Port of Charleston had a 12.48 percent growth in imports last year (the fifth-highest total among all U.S. ports) making Charleston | SC | USA one of the fastest growing importers in the U.S. Continue reading
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Charleston Regional Development Alliance Launches New Website

The Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) has launched a completely redesigned new economic development website for Charleston | South Carolina | USA. Designed for site selectors, corporate decision makers, and entrepreneurs considering bringing their business to the region, the site invites the user to experience what it’s like to live and conduct business here, giving our target audiences a clear, compelling and comprehensive message about the Charleston region’s competitive advantages. Continue reading
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Permitting process starts for Charleston County export warehouse

The Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing an environmental permit application for a Sea Pacc LLC that plans to build a $32 million facility to export plastic pellets at 9871 U.S. Highway 78 in Charleston County. Continue reading
LaunchPad

At Launch Pad, the Focus is on the Local Community

Huffington Post got a chance to catch up with Chris Schultz of Launchpad a few weeks ago and he was excited to tell me of a second location he and his team were working on in Charleston, South Carolina. Continue reading
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Auto Industry Riding High

Volvo Cars’ selection underlines the success of South Carolina’s automobile industry. The state is home to more than 250 automotive-related companies and suppliers, and leads the nation in the export of both tires and automobiles. Continue reading
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Stellar home sales put Cane Bay on national list

Cane Bay Plantation in Berkeley County lands on a national list of top-selling, master planned U.S. communities after a red hot sales in 2015. Continue reading
Medical-Campus

MUSC, Roper St. Francis and VA hospital plan redesigned medical district

The city of Charleston approved a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday to redesign the downtown medical district. Continue reading
Volvo

Still years away, Volvo already having positive impact on Berkeley County

Volvo’s decision to build its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Berkeley County already is having a positive impact on that government’s credit rating, with a pair of reports last week giving high marks to $30 million worth of general obligation debt the county agreed to issue in December. Continue reading
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Charleston Charms Home Buyers

It didn’t take long for Todd Watkins, a former New York City investment banker, to succumb to the charms of Charleston, S.C. Continue reading
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Charleston cracks Top 20 in Milken’s Best Performing Cities rankings

Strong job growth, particularly in the high-technology sector, helped the Charleston region climb 22 spots to rank No. 17 in this year’s Best Performing Cities Index compiled annually by the Milken Institute, with the latest edition released last week. Continue reading
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