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High-tech Hollings Marine Laboratory dedicated

The new Hollings Marine Laboratory, a 78,000-square-foot research facility, is a collaborative effort among several governmental agencies and universities. Biohazard safety labs, cryogenic specimen banks and radioisotope culture don't mean much to the average Joe or Jane. Those high-tech features are part of a new, $23 million marine laboratory at Fort Johnson on James Island, an advanced facility expected to make major strides in improving health and the environment for the Joes and Janes of the world. Continue reading

Lehigh University to offer graduate programs at Trident Technical College

Lehigh University will offer its master’s programs in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Quality Engineering, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Polymer Science and Engineering at Trident Technical College. All courses will be broadcast via satellite from Lehigh’s campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to TTC’s Main Campus in North Charleston. Continue reading

Energy-saving office first one under the sun

Cambar Software Inc. unveiled their new corporate headquarters on Clements Ferry Road in Berkeley County. The building is a leading-edge model for energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. Its unusual design and other features are expected to slash utility bills, conserve water and reduce emissions. The key energy-saving feature of the building is a new generation of roof-mounted solar collectors developed by a University of Chicago physicist. Continue reading

Diverse economy keeps Charleston away from downturn

Charleston Southern and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's Center for Business Research released their quarterly economic forecast. The forecast shows a healthy and flexible economy in the Charleston region. Continue reading

Benefitfocus named as business of the year

On June 22, at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Gala, it was announced that Benefitfocus.com, Inc. is the 2001 Business of the Year. Benefitfocus was the recipient of the Emerging10 Award earlier this June, along with nine other dynamic and growing companies in the Charleston Region. The Business of the Year winner is chosen from this elite group of ten companies. Continue reading

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
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