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More planes mean more jobs at air base

Charleston Air Force Base will gain 382 military and civilian jobs during the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, largely because of a boost in the number of its C-17 jet transports. Continue reading

Dorchester builds plants so companies will come

Dorchester County is a collector of plant-sized "shells." A shell is the name coined for unoccupied structures that relocating companies modify and move into right away. These "plants," are of the manufacturing variety. The county has assembled four such shells in the past eight years, and they all were quickly grabbed up. Continue reading

Berkeley County’s recruiting sizzles

If Berkeley County's industrial recruiting is any indicator, the economy is rebounding like Shaquille O'Neal. The county is currently courting about 18 prospects, and economic activity is definitely heating up. Continue reading

Benefitfocus.com signs five-year contract with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), the state's largest health insurer, has signed a five-year license and services agreement with Benefitfocus.com, Inc., to provide online enrollment to BCBSNC members. Continue reading

RCI awarded $49 million engineering contract

Resource Consultants Inc. announced in March it has been awarded an indefinite-delivery and indefinite-quantity time and material contract. The five-year contract, valued at $49 million and scheduled to expire in March 2007, is for engineering and installation support to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Charleston and the National Airspace System Modernization program. Continue reading

Charleston to get Renaissance Weekend

The annual New Year's Renaissance gathering on Hilton Head Island made famous by visits from then-President Bill Clinton is now coming to Charleston. Event organizers will hold the big, end-of-2001 event in Charleston this year. Continue reading

Charleston in top 10

For the ninth consecutive year, Conde Nast Traveler voted Charleston as a Top 10 travel destination in North America. The story is in the magazine's November edition. Charleston came in No. 5, passing Boston and other popular U.S. destinations - Honolulu; Santa Fe; Washington, D.C.; and Savannah. Continue reading

Local modular construction company thrives in tough economic times

Even in bad economic times, some companies thrive. Jacobs Applied Technology is one of them. The Bushy Park designer and builder of modular units for industrial facilities around the world is expected to increase its workforce from 200 people to possibly 800 in the next few years. Continue reading

Speculative building under way in St. George

Dorchester County officials and business executives broke ground Tuesday for a 10,000-square-foot speculative industrial building at the St. George New Century Industrial Park. Continue reading

Congress okays $8.9 million for Charleston Harbor deepening

The U.S. Congress has approved $8.9 million to continue the Charleston
Harbor Deepening and Widening Project. Continue reading
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