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New Engineering Degree Draws More Students

By Charleston, Charleston SC

Employers in the Charleston area will soon have another quality labor talent resource in the engineering field. The College of Charleston has announced that it will be expanding its offering for engineering majors with a new bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. If you are a current or prospective employer in the region or are thinking of studying engineering locally, this is exciting news for the industry and the growth of engineering jobs.  The Outlook for Electrical Engineers Electrical engineers design,…

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Staff Motivated

By Charleston SC, commercial real estate, Economic Growth

Having a motivated staff is vital to the success of your business. When your team responds positively and puts its best efforts forward, you’ll have an organization that is characterized by excellent performance and growth.  There’s a common misconception that the best way to motivate people is with cash. Compensation helps, but employees want to feel valued and appreciated above anything else. Here are some of the top ways you can keep your staff motivated and increase your business results. …

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A Different Kind of Spring in Charleston

A Different Kind of Spring in Charleston

By Charleston, Charleston SC, Mount Pleasant, SC, Tourism

At a time when Charleston is normally gearing up for an influx of visitors from all over the world coming to our lovely city, we find ourselves fighting and working through one of the worst events since the Fire of 1861.  Instead of volleying for business, we are working together to serve those in the city who need and provide help. In the past through fire, hurricanes, and other disasters, communities worked together to help each other.  The difference —…

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The CARES Act Opens Floodgates to Free Money for Businesses

The CARES Act Opens Floodgates to Free Money for Businesses

By Charleston SC, Mount Pleasant, SC

The CARES Act has opened the floodgates to free money for businesses.  Below are the basic details of loans available to businesses.  They are incredible unless regulations apply limits: This new law lets any business borrow 2.5 months of payroll, benefits, interest on loans and lease payments. The loan is made through a bank that is an SBA approved lender and is guaranteed by the SBA. Loan Is nonrecourse to the borrower. The loan is forgiven if you don’t cut…

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Preparing Your Business for the Effects of the Coronavirus

Preparing Your Business for the Effects of the Coronavirus – Emergency Business Planning

By Charleston, Charleston SC, SC

Preparing Your Business for the Effects of the Coronavirus – Emergency Business Planning With the rapid onslaught of the Coronavirus already disrupting business operations in the U.S., there are three ways you can face the future: panic, do nothing, or plan. As we work with business owners through these tough times, we know the best way to do this is to plan, making the situation under your control as much as possible. By now you have probably read all the…

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How Good is the Job Market in Charleston, SC?

By Charleston SC

Who doesn’t like a good deal? No one, right? A good deal means a good value, a favorable opportunity, a positive situation, a pleasing outcome. You’ve got all of those in Charleston, SC. A wonderfully livable city and plenty of good jobs in Charleston make this a very desirable area in 2020. Charleston is a Good Deal For the past five years, SmartAsset, a financial technology company, has published a study about “undervalued cities,” meaning that real estate property values…

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Construction Starts on $54M Charleston Tech Center

Construction Starts on $54M Charleston Tech Center

By Charleston SC, commercial construction, Construction

Construction recently started on the Charleston Tech Center, an architecturally modern six-story office building located on the upper peninsula of Charleston, SC.  The Charleston Tech Center (CTC) has been in the planning stages for the last five years and finally got the go-ahead by Charleston City Council to break ground under the new federal Opportunity Zones program.  Construction of the long-awaited Charleston Tech Center will be a 92,000 square foot structure of tech-focused office space on Morrison Drive, costing $54…

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Multiple Downtown King Street Properties Sold for $24.5 Million

Multiple Downtown King Street Properties Sold for $24.5 Million

By Charleston SC, commercial real estate, SC

A real estate transaction valued at $24.5 million recently closed for a sale that combined ten King Street properties and six sellers. The King Street deal included the sale of a large downtown parking lot and two historic buildings in the city’s robust shopping corridor. The sale took over a year and a half to close and is one of the most significant deals on King Street. The final real estate deal was done through Charleston Commercial and GS Acquisitions and included…

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Charleston Ranked No. 1 U.S. City for the 7th Straight Year by Travel + Leisure

Charleston Ranked No. 1 U.S. City for the 7th Straight Year by Travel + Leisure

By Charleston SC, Tourism

Charleston has been ranked once again by Travel + Leisure readers as the number one U.S. city for the seventh year in a row. Charleston also ranked 12th on the magazine’s list of 15 best cities in the world, one of just two U.S. cities to make the “World’s Best” award list. Charleston ranked at 10th last year, and number one in 2016 on the world rankings list.  The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Jacqui Gifford said of Charleston’s showing, “it’s been exciting…

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South Carolina’s Industrial Market Remains Robust in 2019

South Carolina’s Industrial Market Remains Robust in 2019

By Charleston SC, commercial construction, Economic Growth, Industrial Property, Manufacturing

Collier’s “2019 Research & Forecast Industrial Report” shows demand is high throughout the state of South Carolina in the industrial market.  South Carolina’s industrial properties absorbed 4.81 million square feet, and the industrial market is expected to remain strong with a steady demand throughout 2019.  There are 13.37 million square feet of industrial properties under construction which will provide quality space to the market at increased rental rates, according to the report. Market Indicators Are Strong Accessibility to domestic and…

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