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$39.9M expansion planned for Hollings Cancer Center; MUSC wants to consolidate research, add space for outpatient cancer services

The Medical University Hospital Authority is planning a $39.9 million project that will more than double the size of the Hollings Cancer Center. Expanding the facility will allow the university to consolidate cancer research into one location while consolidating and expanding outpatient clinical oncology services there as well. Continue reading

The bridge is ‘a done deal’

State transportation officials voted to proceed with a $215 million federal loan for a new eight-lane Cooper River bridge. Work on the bridge will begin after a July 2 ceremony. Continue reading

Germans in the sun

The Charleston region's ongoing economic revival is largely powered by new investment from northern Europe. The bulk of these companies are from Germany. Continue reading

Aamsco lights up Dorchester

Aamsco Lighting Inc. is moving its headquarters and production operations from Jersey City, N.J., to Summerville in August. Formed 26 years ago, the company makes light fixtures primarily for bathrooms and kitchens. Continue reading

Charleston earns five-star economic rating

While the U.S. economy is showing signs of a slowdown, it hasn't affected the financial health of the state or Charleston area, according to Demographics Daily. South Carolina was the only addition to the periodical's five-star rating on states considered in the best economic shape. Meanwhile, Charleston and Greenville-Spartanburg joined the five-star list for the first time. And Columbia logged its third straight month in the top group. Continue reading

Study finds bright future for airport

With a bustling port and a diversified local economy in the backdrop, Charleston International is positioned to be one of the fastest growing U.S. airports, a new study has found. The Boyd Group projected that passenger traffic will soar nearly 30 percent at Charleston by 2005, giving South Carolina's busiest airport the 10th highest growth rate in the nation. The Evergreen, Colo.-based aviation consulting and research firm has published its annual forecast, titled "Airports: USA," since 1992. Continue reading

AstenJohnson realigns North American production operations

AstenJohnson will realign its North American production operations for paper machine clothing as well as its U.S. and Canadian administration, sales and marketing organizations during the next six to 18 months, announces William A. Finn, chairman and CEO. AstenJohnson's corporate office is in Charleston. Continue reading

Rural Berkeley County welcomes skilled jobs; granite company to service region’s building trades

Rural Berkeley County has landed several new skilled jobs that will expand the area's offerings in residential and commercial building supplies. Star Granite Interiors will invest $700,000 in a new cutting operation in the Macedonia community, and will employ 15 workers. Continue reading

Charleston named one of America’s best places to live & work

In its annual "America's Best Places to Live and Work" ranking, Employment Review listed Charleston among the top 20. To develop this list, researchers looked at 300 U.S. cities, comparing population, unemployment rates, cost of living and job opportunities. Continue reading

Charleston named America’s most mannerly city for 7th consecutive year

Etiquette expert Marjabelle Young Stewart has once again selected Charleston the Best Mannered City in the United States. Charleston has been on the list all 24 years it has been compiled, with the year 2000 being the seventh consecutive year Charleston ranks in the top slot. Continue reading
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