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Charleston area is rising on list of Best Places

The Charleston area was rated 47th among the 294 U.S. metropolitan areas that made the cut in the third annual Forbes-Milken Institute Best Places Ranking. The region came in at No. 114 in 1999. Continue reading

Basking in the Sun

SunCom's commitment to Charleston wasn't a hard sell. The fast-growing wireless phone provider recently decided to relocate its regional headquarters to Daniel Island and add 250 workers to its payroll. Continue reading

Sailnet launches site

Mount Pleasant-based Internet sailboating site SailNet has launched the official Web site for the 2001 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, Michigan. Continue reading

Magazine ranks MUSC program highly

U.S. News and World Reports rates the Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center as one of the best in the country in treatment of digestive disorders. Continue reading

Warehouse builders bet on growth

The Beach Co. is putting the final touches on a 250,000-square-foot speculative building in its Charleston Regional Business Center on the Cainhoy peninsula. The project is among several so-called "spec" buildings cropping up in greater Charleston. In all, at least 950,000 square feet of warehouse space is sprouting without tenants to fill it. Continue reading

Blackbaud partners with Pepperdine University

Blackbaud announced today that Pepperdine University has selected Blackbaud's software, professional services and e-philanthropy solutions to power its advancement and alumni operation. Continue reading

MUSC sells PDC startup for $5.8M

The Medical University of South Carolina and its affiliates have sold their Pharmaceutical Development Center to aaiPharma Inc., a Wilmington, N.C. drug development firm. According to university officials, aaiPharma Inc. agreed to purchase the PDC for $5.8 million. Continue reading

New product offering non-invasive heart diagnosis will be engineered in the Charleston region

Vasocor, Inc., a private, start-up medical diagnostic company has chosen to make its home on the Cainhoy Peninsula in Berkeley County, joining a growing core of high-tech companies springing up in the area. Continue reading

KMC Telecom opens for business in Charleston with state-of-the-art local voice and data services

KMC Telecom, a leading provider of competitive local telecommunications services, opened for business today in Charleston, launching a new multimillion dollar fiber optic network, and introducing a new era of competition that will deliver choice, innovation, savings and simplicity to business customers. The company is promoting its arrival in Charleston with a major advertising campaign - "KMC The 1" - emphasizing its ability to be the single provider for all local and long distance voice, data and Internet services. Continue reading

S.C. port traffic eclipses $ 30 billion in 2000

South Carolina's seaports handled goods valued at nearly $33 billion in 2000, marking an all-time record and an increase of 10% over the previous year, according to recently released federal trade data. This translates into $89 million in cargo everyday. Continue reading
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