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Counties Hot on the Trail(s)

If streets really were paved with gold, South Carolina legislators likely wouldn’t have raised the gas tax 12 cents a gallon over six years to generate $600 million a year to finance infrastructure improvements. At the same time, though, some Greenville County municipalities see another road toward the state’s chronic pain in the asphalt: trails.

Infrastructure Projects Critical For Continued Logistics Success

South Carolina’s economy is booming thanks to international trade. For the eighth consecutive year, the state has set a record for total export sales. 2017 export sales totaled $32.2 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and represents a 2.9 percent increase over the 2016 total. Export destinations reached more than 190 countries with China, Canada, Germany, and Mexico as the top 2017 export markets. Top export commodities for 2017 were vehicles, aircraft, machinery, rubber, and electrical machinery.

High-Speed Rail Inches Forward

Leon Stavrinakis hopes persistence will eventually pay off when it comes to advancing South Carolina’s prospects for some type of high-speed rail. The Charleston attorney and member of the S.C. House of Representatives has introduced a bill for three consecutive sessions that would create a state High Speed Rail System Commission. He believes there is a need for such a system in the state.

Upstate Overview: Curing Congestion - On the Road To Better Mobility

When it comes to planes, trains, and automobiles, South Carolina boasts ample infrastructure: airports, seaports, and inland ports; rail lines; and more road mileage per capita than any other state. That’s not the problem. The Upstate’s predicament, a new study says, is popularity—with a contagious side effect: congestion.

Taking The Lead: Women’s Leadership Institute Builds Camaraderie and Confidence

Topics for the 2018 class included knowing your power and edge, cultivating power and voice, decision-making and adaptive leadership.

The Birth of a Spec Building

Cherokee County leaders recently welcomed a new addition to their community: the Upstate Corporate Park speculative building, the fruit of years of labor.

Songs In The Key Of CRE

The sweet sounds of commercial real estate opportunities are ringing out across South Carolina.

GSP Prepares For Equine Invasion: Airport Will Be Entry Point For 550 Horses Bound For World Equestrian Games

Martin Alock may know more about the global transport of competition horses than anyone in the world. He’s the managing director of Peden Bloodstock, a renowned Germany-based horse logistics specialist. The firm’s mantra is “We Fly Horses,” and they’ve been doing it since 1947.

Succession Planning With Intention

For the past six years, I have served Pendleton Place in a number of roles, ranging from accreditation consultant to associate executive director. In 2016, I provided temporary organizational leadership as the interim executive director, and as of May 17 of this year, I am humbled to move forward as the executive director after the Board of Directors implemented the agency’s succession plan.

Passphrases: I Love Lucy But Not Bugs Bunny in 1957

Recent cybersecurity attacks and large-scale data breaches have permeated all facets of our lives, including politics. The fear of hacking has altered our perception of cybersecurity and, correspondingly, our use of passwords.


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