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FEV Joins Energy Systems Innovation Center in South Carolina
Dec. 4, 2013IndustryWeek
German-based FEV will set up shop in Clemson's University's Restoration Institute.
Economic scorecard gives roadmap to prosperity
Nov. 25, 2013Charleston Regional Business Journal
Regional Economic Scorecard gives a roadmap for economic prosperity in Charleston, SC.
Clemson dedicates wind turbine drivetrain testing facility
Nov. 22, 2013The Post & Courier
The university dedicated the 82,000-square-foot building, named the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center, a project that has been in the works for four years. SCE&G supported the center with a $3.5 million gift.
Clemson dedicates one-of-a-kind energy systems research and testing facility
Nov. 21, 2013Press Release
The South Carolina Lowcountry’s primary provider of electricity, together with the nation’s largest utility, joined Clemson University Thursday to dedicate the world’s most-advanced energy systems testing and research center.
German automotive supplier to locate in North Charleston
Nov. 13, 2013The Post & Courier
A Germany-based automotive supplier will set up shop later this month at Clemson University Restoration Institute in North Charleston, creating seven jobs initially.
Entrepreneur says Charleston’s No. 1 need is talent
Nov. 7, 2013Charleston Regional Business Journal
Innovation Expert Robert Tercek gives the keynote at the CRDA Annual Luncheon.
CRDA honors leadership that led to airport property
Nov. 7, 2013Charleston Regional Business Journal
The Charleston Regional Development Alliance honored the legacy of the man who helped secure land surrounding Charleston’s airport, which paved the way for Boeing to enter South Carolina, during an event Wednesday.
Boeing selects engineers in S.C., other areas besides Washington to design new 777X jet
Oct. 30, 2013The Post & Courier
Engineers from South Carolina, four other states and Russia will handle detailed design work on Boeing’s new 777X passenger jet, not those in Washington state where technical experts have helped design the company’s aircraft for decades.
IFA Rotorion expanding drive shaft plant, adding jobs in North Charleston
Oct. 29, 2013The Post & Courier
Drive shaft maker IFA Rotorion will expand and add more jobs at its plant in Palmetto Commerce Park in North Charleston.
PeopleMatter Closes $16 Million in Funding to Accelerate Position As The Only Workforce Management Platform For The Service Industry
Oct. 28, 2013Press Release
Latest investment to expedite product development, grow sales and marketing, and expand internationally
American Tactical Imports establishing operations in Summerville
Oct. 28, 2013Press Release
$2.7 million investment expected to create 117 new jobs
Up, up and away: Boeing to build 787 Dreamliner at much faster pace
Oct. 23, 2013Charleston Post and Courier
Boeing said it expects to meet its goal of delivering 60 Dreamliner 787s this year. These Dreamliners are waiting to be picked up from the North Charleston final assembly plant.
Charleston best place for Boeing 777X by 2020, says analyst
Oct. 23, 2013Puget Sound Business Journal
Everett might be the best place to build the 777X now, but that could change by 2020, when the first of Boeing’s newest aircraft are expected to be rolling off the assembly line.
Charleston is #1 of Top 10 Cities in the United States
Oct. 15, 2013Conde Nast Traveler
With "sand, sun, history, good food, and friendly people," Charleston is a consistent hit with the travelers who venture to this "gracious and beautiful" city (in fact, it's taken first place our list of Top 10 Cities in the United States for three years now and been rated as the friendliest). Nearby beaches and impressive architecture draw visitors, but it's the "insanely nice" locals who enhance "magnificent" bed and breakfasts and "amazing shopping." "The charm of this city brings me back every year," praised one devoted fan. "The food, history, architecture and people are wonderful," said one reader. "A bucket list city!"
THE THIRD TIME IS CHARMING FOR CHARLESTON
Oct. 15, 2013Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
South Carolina’s Historic Coastal Destination Named #1 U.S. City by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for Third Consecutive Year
Charleston named No. 1 destination for third year
Oct. 15, 2013Charleston Regional Business Journal
Charleston is ranked the No. 1 U.S. city for travel destination for the third-consecutive year, Condé Nast Traveler announced today.
Charleston Regional Competitiveness Center Web Site Receives National Association of Development Organizations 2013 Innovation Award
Oct. 15, 2013National Association of Development Organizations
WASHINGTON, DC – The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, located in North Charleston, South Carolina accepted a 2013 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation on behalf of the Charleston Regional Competitiveness Center (CRCC).
Huge pieces of equipment being brought to world's largest wind turbine testing facility in SC
Oct. 3, 2013The Republic
Two mammoth pieces of equipment are arriving at what will be the world's largest wind turbine testing facility.
Region’s economy trending up; challenges remain
Oct. 3, 2013Charleston Regional Business Journal
Duke Energy donates $5 million to Clemson University for work at Restoration Institute in North Charleston
Sep. 30, 2013The Post & Courier
Duke Energy has donated $5 million to Clemson University to help fund programs at the school’s Restoration Institute in North Charleston.
Daimler Vans to expand in North Charleston
Sep. 12, 2013The Post & Courier
Daimler Vans Manufacturing today announced that it will expand its existing facility in Charleston County in a $4.6 million investment that will create at least 60 new jobs.
Top States for Doing Business 2013: Full Site Consultant Survey Results
Sep. 9, 2013Area Development
The Perfect Storm in Aerospace Manufacturing
Sep. 4, 2013Area Development
Increasing global demand, constrained capacity, and labor scarcity are changing the geography of high-tech manufacturing.
ICAR gaining speed with automotive innovations, graduates
Aug. 30, 2013The Post & Courier
Clemson University's two research centers ICAR (automotive) and CURI (energy systems) are attracting global attention. More than half of CU-ICAR’s students come from other nations, while 80 percent of all wind turbine manufacturers in the world sit on the Restoration Institute’s advisory board.
Four Charleston Technology Companies Rank As 500 Fastest Growing in America
Aug. 21, 2013Charleston Digital Corridor
Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies Includes SPARC, BoomTown, Blue Acorn and Omatic Software.
SAIC nabs contract worth up to $900M
Aug. 14, 2013Charleston Regional Business Journal
SAIC nabs cyberoperations shared contract worth up to $900 millionl, partnering with SSC Atlantic.
South Carolina No. 10 in latest Site Selection ranking
Jul. 22, 2013SCEDA Blog
South Carolina recently received a No. 10 ranking in Site Selection magazine’s annual measure of state-by-state competitiveness.
S.C. maintains strong reputation for foreign investment
Jul. 15, 2013SCEDA Blog
South Carolina in general, and its Upstate region in particular, has a long-held reputation for success in attracting foreign investment. A recent ranking shows that an Upstate city is maintaining that reputation.
Sportsman Boats Manufacturing Invests $2.35 Million To Expand Dorchester County, South Carolina Facility
Jul. 12, 2013Area Development
Sportsman Boats Manufacturing plans to expand its current operations in Dorchester County, South Carolina, with a move to a larger facility at 113 Isaac Way that will give the company 72,600 square feet of space. The $2.35 million investment is expected to generate 50 new jobs within the next five years and allow the company to add new boat models.
Weber Automotive to invest $51M in North Charleston parts plant, create 84 jobs
Jul. 8, 2013The Post & Courier
Weber Automotive, a German manufacturer of vehicle components, is establishing a new manufacturing business in North Charleston, Gov. Nikki Haley’s office said today.
The South is Winning: Why the Puget Sound area will keep losing Boeing jobs
Jul. 5, 2013Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington’s edge, its century of aerospace experience, is increasingly dulled by the South’s growing skill in crafting advanced engines and carbon composite aircraft structures — often borrowing these techniques from the nearby auto plants that are pumping out $60,000 BMWs and other high-tech vehicles. Even Boeing’s latest and largest new version of the Dreamliner — the 787-10 — looks likely to be built in South Carolina, the state where Boeing’s fastest-growing factory complex covers 240 acres in the Charleston-area.
Boeing SC delivers Chinese airline its first 787
Jul. 4, 2013Charleston Post and Courier
Boeing South Carolina’s third customer will fly away Friday morning with its first 787 Dreamliner.Hainan Airlines, China’s fourth-largest airline, took delivery of its inaugural 787 Thursday and, after a ceremony at the North Charleston delivery center, will leave for Asia. It will cap a busy holiday week for the local plane-making plant, which on Tuesday delivered its first 787 to China Southern Airlines, Asia’s biggest airline by fleet size.Boeing announced the handover to Hainan, the 13th airline to get a Dreamliner, early Thursday morning.
Consulting firm suggests focusing on aerospace recruitment
Jul. 3, 2013Charleston Regional Business Journal
An Austin-based consulting firm has suggested putting an immediate focus on attracting, retaining and starting aerospace companies in the Lowcountry.
Dorchester County boat maker is expanding, moving, adding 50 jobs
Jul. 2, 2013The Post & Courier
A Dorchester County boat maker is investing $2.35 million and adding 50 jobs as it expands and moves to a bigger factory, the S.C. Commerce Department said today.
Updated: Boeing’s North Charleston plant delivers first 787 to China Southern
Jul. 2, 2013The Post & Courier
Boeing South Carolina has delivered its first 787 Dreamliner to an airline not named Air India.
South Carolina Commerce issues report about Paris Air Show trade mission
Jun. 26, 2013The Post & Courier
The mission to Paris fit in 81 meetings, with companies and aerospace organizations, at less cost to taxpayers than previous years.
Will Boeing assemble its biggest Dreamliner exclusively in N. Charleston?
Jun. 19, 2013The Post & Courier
In 2009, Boeing decided to build the massive final assembly building in North Charleston because the original 787 factory in Everett, Wash. didn’t have enough capacity to keep pace with the record demand for the new jet.
South Carolina Wins Boeing Narrow-Body Work
Jun. 18, 2013ShowNews
Boeing has elected to build key elements of the engine nacelle for the 737 MAX at its recently developed 787 assembly line in North Charleston, South Carolina, as part of a continuing effort to expand its commercial aircraft footprint beyond its home state of Washington.
Study: Charleston has above-average percentage of STEM jobs
Jun. 11, 2013The Post & Courier
The percentage of jobs in the Charleston metropolitan area that require science, technology, engineering or math knowledge is above the national average, according to a study published today by a prominent Washington think tank.
Boeing Disperses Design, Engineering Work
Jun. 11, 2013Aviation Week
Boeing has elected to build key elements of the engine nacelle for the 737 MAX at its recently developed 787 assembly line in North Charleston, S.C., as part of a continuing effort to expand its commercial aircraft footprint beyond its home state of Washington.
Boeing seeks factory in Charleston area for engineering, assembly of 737 MAX components
Jun. 6, 2013The Post & Courier
Boeing Co. is seeking a new local factory to house engineers and assembly workers for the 737 MAX work is bringing to the Lowcountry.
The Charleston Regional Competitiveness Center Recognized for Excellence in Economic Development Research
May 28, 2013PR Web
The Charleston Regional Competitiveness Center website, built on Avalanche's Headlight software platform, won this year's C2ER Community and Economic Research Award for "Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Data Collection/ Dissemination Efforts."
Swedish bearing maker SKF to expand North Charleston plant, add up to 25 jobs
May 16, 2013The Post & Courier
SKF Group is investing in a new production line to make specialized high-precision bearings at its North Charleston factory rather than import them from abroad.
Talk of the future resounds at Boeing S.C.
May 13, 2013The Post & Courier
Boeing’s general counsel and a part-time Kiawah Island resident, articulated what many outside the company have suspected about its long-term plans for the Lowcountry. “As we lay the foundation for Phase 2, does anyone doubt there will be a Phase 3 and Phase 4 ... ?” the former federal judge asked. “I have it on video that you said Phase 3, 4 and 5,” she said to Luttig. “So it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.” “So I’ll send you that video often,” the governor, a vocal Boeing backer, joked.
South Carolina, Israel team up to fund high tech
May 7, 2013The Post & Courier
The S.C. Research Authority and a government agency in Israel each have set aside $1 million to invest in high-tech collaborations between Palmetto State and Israeli companies over the next two years.
Workplace Culture Hacks From America’s Politest City
Apr. 25, 2013Fast Company
What Charleston, South Carolina can teach the rest of us about hospitality and the art of creating a comfortable working environment.
Silicon Harbor is becoming a major player in the nation's tech scene
Apr. 10, 2013Charleston City Paper
"My hope is that we can be an inspiration for future entrepreneurs, that you can build a big legitimate business here in Charleston from a startup with three guys in a one-room office to now, we've got 150 team members here." —PeopleMatter CEO Nate DaPore
Boeing Co. investing another $1B, creating 2,000 jobs in S.C.
Apr. 9, 2013Charleston Regional Business Journal
The Boeing Co. is bringing 2,000 more jobs and another $1 billion in investments to South Carolina.
Boeing to invest $1b in expanding Charleston facility
Apr. 9, 2013Flightglobal
Boeing is investing over $1 billion to expand its North Charleston facilities at the Charleston International airport.
Local Colleges Make Big Impact
Apr. 5, 2013The Post & Courier
The Charleston region’s main colleges and universities do more than confer degrees and certificates. And the Charleston Regional Development Alliance thinks what they do is a story worth touting. So the organization, whose mission is to foster economic growth in the tri-county region, engaged an independent economic analysis and public policy consulting firm to measure the impact of colleges on the area.
The Dig South conference mashes up technology, arts, and business
Mar. 27, 2013Charleston City Paper
Dig South April 12-14 CofC TD Arena and various locations downtown "There's great energy around this knowledge economy, and I feel like Charleston is the perfect intersection of job opportunities and quality of life." — Dig South Executive Producer Stanfield Gray
KEARNEY COLUMN: Charleston tech scene attracting more capital
Mar. 25, 2013The Post & Courier
Although the need for more capital used to be top of mind when asked about the main obstacles facing the Charleston tech community, the metro area's current tech scene is attracting more investment than ever.
Composite manufacturer opens North Charleston plant
Mar. 18, 2013The Post & Courier
Boeing South Carolina adding Dreamlifter Operations Center
Feb. 27, 2013The Post & Courier
Boeing expands in Charleston with the addition of its new Dreamlifter operations center; construction began in late January.
S.C. counties commit to improving workforce
Feb. 22, 2013Columbia Regional Business Report
34 counties seeking designation as an "S.C. Work REady Community in Progress" were approved by the state Workforce Investment Board.
Charleston's economy girds for leaner defense budgets
Feb. 3, 2013USA Today
The South Carolina city is an example of how the nation may cope with cuts the aerospace industry claims would cost at least a million jobs as soon as this year.
The #1 U.S. Destination & World’s Best City Launches Charleston Regional Competitiveness Center
Jan. 30, 2013Charleston Regional Development Alliance
Website offers comprehensive data on Charleston region
Google Brings Additional Investment to Berkeley County Data Center
Jan. 18, 2013South Carolina Department of Commerce
Google brings additional investment to Berkeley County data center Governor Nikki Haley joins Google to announce additional $600 million investment.
The Rise of Silicon Harbor
Jan. 4, 2013Charleston Magazine
Software company expanding, bringing 310 new jobs to Berkeley Co.
Dec. 21, 2012Live 5 WCSC
SPARC, a fast-growing provider of information technology services, is expanding its local operations, investing $11 million and adding 310 jobs.
Cold storage facility opening in N. Charleston, bringing 87 new jobs
Dec. 19, 2012Live 5 WCSC
Millard Refrigerated Services has announced it will develop a new cold storage distribution facility in the Charleston region, investing $42 million and generating 87 jobs.
Benefitfocus Unveils New Multi-Million Dollar Design and Engineering Building in Daniel Island, South Carolina
Dec. 13, 2012Area Development
Benefitfocus has recently opened an 80,000 square foot, multi-million dollar facility and plans to hire an additional 300 employees next year.
North Charleston, state board approve port rail deal
Dec. 5, 2012The Post & Courier
The state of South Carolina and the city of North Charleston come to an agreement over port terminal rail access.
Inventory auditor sees potential in Lowcountry
Nov. 20, 2012The Post & Courier
Advanced Inventory Solutions, a provider of physical inventory auditing services for grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies amd other retail outlets, has established its first S.C. office in the Charleston region.
SpeedNews Launches Global Aerospace Manufacturing Conference
Nov. 8, 2012Press Release
SpeedNews announced the launch of it's "Aerospace Manufacturing Conference," a new event and the sixth addition to the SpeedNews Conferences portfolio, will be held April 9-10, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.
2012 Top U.S. States for Doing Business Survey Results: SC Ranks #2
Oct. 18, 2012Area Development
For the third consecutive year, Area Development magazine’s editors have conducted a survey of a select group of highly respected location consultants who work with a nationwide client base. The consultants named their top-5 state choices in 14 site selection categories and South Carolina ranks #2.
Conde Nast: Charleston top tourist city in the world
Oct. 16, 2012The Post & Courier
Charleston has been named the #1 tourist destination in America and the top city in the world by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler.
McGill to build in Berkeley County, create up to 25 jobs
Oct. 11, 2012ABC News
McGill Environmental Systems plans to open a state-of-the-art, indoor compost manufacturing facility on site at the Berkeley County Water and Sanitation's (BCWS) current yard waste operation. The company expects to hire up to 25 people to staff the facility.
First Dreamliner delivery confirms Charleston as international business address
Oct. 6, 2012Charleston Regional Business Journal
Charleston has reached a higher-level status than ever on the international business stage. Delivering the first South Carolina-made Boeing this week has put Charleston on the map for more than just its Port. The Charleston area's unique mix of offerings coupled with the state's business-friendly legislation and leadership has truly helped to take the business environment in Charleston to the next level.
Boeing Delivers First South Carolina-built 787 Dreamliner
Oct. 5, 2012Market Watch
Historic delivery of 787 Dreamliner to Air India begins a new chapter of Boeing airplane production in Charleston region
Dig South Festival Announces Partnership With Charleston Regional Development Alliance And Charleston Digital Corridor
Oct. 4, 2012LowcountryBizSC
“Upload Charleston” will kickoff DIG SOUTH by spotlighting innovative companies and entrepreneurs across the Southeastern knowledge economy. DIG SOUTH will be April 12–14, 2013 in Charleston and will include an interactive conference, a creative and technology industry expo, plus a sideshow highlighting music, comedy improv and the arts.
Defense contractors diversify while eying sequestration
Oct. 1, 2012Government Executive
For many in the Palmetto State’s contracting community, there is both hope for avoiding the blows from a budget ax and acceptance of the need for long-term adjustments to new defense spending realities. “Employees are concerned but calm,” Hank Taylor, vice president of global business development for the Charleston Regional Development Alliance told Government Executive. “The message from folks in the defense community is one of diversification in the customer base, to work not just for DoD, but with other agencies that would not be hit as hard with sequestration.”
Charleston economic scorecard: good, with room for improvement
Sep. 27, 2012Charleston Post and Courier
The 2012 Regional Economic Scorecard was rolled out this morning by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, and SC Biz News. Although there is tremendous progress happening on many fronts in the Charleston region, there is still room for improvement.