Economic Development


Getting a seat at the grownup table

South Carolina is a little like a holiday family dinner: The adults sit at the massive dining-room table, and the children are relegated to the dreaded “kids’ table.” While the adults have all the turkey and ham and fixings, the kids get only what the adults give…


Aerospace

Game on; T-X Advanced Jet Trainer Competition

The US Air Force T-X advanced jet trainer competition is in the final stages of source selection with an award expected in the first quarter 2018. It is seen by many as a contest between two aircraft, the existing Lockheed Martin/Korean Air T-50  and The Boeing/Saab T-X…


Private Equity changing industry landscape in South Carolina

Like the textile industry in the 1930s, aerospace manufacturing in the Southeast is a booming industry, having grown primarily because of private equity. And prospects for the future are rosy, given the availability of private capital to invest in what some feel is a sure thing. Since…


Legislation

Decisions, Decisions: Tax Season 2018 looms for Manufacturers

You’re not the only one confused by the tax issue. While it’s true that it might be the opportunity of a lifetime for many companies, tax expert David Jones of GreerWalker says it’s time to proceed with caution. Should you change your filing status to drop your…


Simplifying Regulatory Framework for SC Manufacturing

Our nation’s chemical sector is an $812 billion industry that directly provides jobs for nearly 800,000 people and supports jobs for seven million people in related fields. South Carolina has been home to a manufacturing revolution over the past decade and the revolution relies heavily on the…