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Charleston SC

Charleston’s Historic Optimism Shows in New Building Project

By Charleston, Charleston Office Market, Charleston SC, Commercial Space, Construction, Economic Growth

The past year has been anything but ordinary for the country and the residents of South Carolina. But, that doesn’t mean progress has come to a halt. In fact, many new projects have been announced in the past year, including some exciting commercial space expansions. One such project in the downtown Charleston area is well underway.  Office & Retail Project in Progress – 741 Meeting Street A project at 741 Meeting Street has broken ground and will bring plenty of new commercial…

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All Work and No Play? Not Anymore!

By Charleston, Charleston SC, Economic Growth, Tourism

The city of Hanahan will be getting a new boardwalk to connect the Hanahan Amphitheater and the Bettis Boat Landing. When the project is complete, it promises to bring new opportunities for businesses and residents of the area.  New Hanahan Boardwalk Construction is Underway After some initial delays, there is now plenty of progress underway on the new Hanahan boardwalk project. According to City Administrator Mike Cochran, the plans for the project were first proposed in 2018. But there was a…

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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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