#YeahTHATAgenda: Feds Give GVL $$ for Laurens Rd Rail, SCGOP May Cancel Primary, What Your Neighbor Thinks About the EconomyDec 20, 2018 08:11AM ● By Chris Haire
According to the FTA, "the funds are made available through FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning, which assists communities that are developing new or expanded mass transit systems."
Greenville County isn't the only Palmetto State entity receiving FTA mass transit money. The FTA notes, "Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments in South Carolina will receive $880,000 to develop a TOD plan for 18 station areas along a proposed 23-mile bus rapid transit line from Summerville to Charleston."
The Greenville News' Eric Connor reports that the county is considering a rail line between downtown Greenville and Mauldin.
The S.C. Republican Party may cancel the 2020 Republican Presidential Primary in the Palmetto State, a move that would happen even if President Donald J. Trump faced a primary challenger -- hint, hint, John Kasich.
The 2012 SCGOP Presidential Primary had a $50 million economic impact on the Palmetto State -- a huge chunk of it TV advertising, the S.C. Republican Party reports. In the process, the primary generated the equivalent of nearly 290 jobs.
The Latest Winthrop Poll is out, and 57 percent of the Southerners polled said the economy was doing "fairly good," while 20 percent said "very good," 15 percent said "fairly bad," and 5 percent said "very bad."
Holiday Returns Already Are Flooding Parcel Networks (WSJ)
SCANA to offload historic Charleston office, Cayce land to pay for customer refunds (The State)
Bernie Sanders accuses Boeing of harassing, firing North Charleston workers (P&C)
China made an artificial star that's 6 times as hot as the sun, and it could be the future of energy (Business Insider)
Altria Takes 35% Stake in E-Cigarette Maker Juul (WSJ)
Rapid Fired Pizza Spartanburg Announces Honor Foundation Partnership
USC Upstate To Expand Biomedical Research Program With Membership In SC INBRE
Gov. Henry McMaster Appoints Upstate Businessman Charles Dalton To The S.C. Commission On Higher Education
Clemson Explores New Opportunities For Engineering Students To Study Abroad
EOC Naturals Locating New Operations In Allendale County
25 Fastest Growing Companies
No. 13: Harper General Contractors
Harper General Contractors is a nearly 70-year-old full-service general contracting firm based in Greenville, with offices located in Spartanburg, Asheville, Charlotte, and the South Carolina coast. With project capabilities up to $100 million, Harper serves clients across multiple project types that include industrial, office, education, environmental systems, municipal, retail, and healthcare markets throughout the Southeast.
Secondly, managing risk as we grow by promoting adherence to proven processes and systems enabling for positive control in running the business. Thirdly, the reduction in skilled tradespeople creating a significant strain in this robust market.