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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

Briggs announces new warehouse and distribution center in Charleston

Briggs Plumbing Products, a global manufacturer of faucets and plumbing fixtures including vitreous china and porcelain enameled steel products, announced today the relocation of its warehouse and distribution center to the Charleston region of South Carolina. Continue reading

Region attracts headquarters/distribution center for international candle and stoneware distributor

Berkeley County has landed another headquarters and distribution center for its new Cainhoy Park. MVP Group International, Inc. will occupy a 106,000-square-foot building presently under construction by Cainhoy Park developers, Quattlebaum Development. Today's announcement was facilitated by the Charleston Regional Development Alliance. Continue reading

David Ginn to be new Alliance CEO

The Charleston Regional Development Alliance today named David T. Ginn to replace Ben Cole as its next President and CEO at its regular monthly board meeting. Ginn is currently the Executive Vice President of the Alliance and has served in that capacity since the tri-county business recruiting organization was formed in February of 1995. Cole is leaving the Alliance to join Santee Cooper as Senior Vice President on March 1. Continue reading

Conference paves way for tech community in Charleston

In his opening remarks on the recent dot-com shakeup, Jason Kelly, editor-in-chief of Atlanta-based digitalsouth magazine, set the theme for Charleston's first technology conference, ThinkTec 2001. More than 200 entrepreneurs and local companies attended the one-day conference at the College of Charleston's Lightsey Conference Center Jan. 25. Continue reading

Corning Cable Systems to expand operations in Summerville, SC

Corning Cable Systems, one of the industry-leading manufacturers of fiber optic and copper communications network infrastructure solutions, announced today that it plans to expand its Summerville, S.C., coaxial cable manufacturing operations. The company will move from its existing 50,000-square-foot facility to a new building with approximately 250,000 square feet of production space. Continue reading
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