Net income was $37.7 million, or 47 cents per diluted share, compared with $23.5 million, or 33 cents per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2017.
This grant program focuses on projects that are outcome-oriented and aim to build stronger entrepreneurs and companies.
The housing market across the U.S. is showing signs of cooling off, but right here infamously hot Columbia, the industry looks as if it will remain on fire through the year, with indications that the benchmarks of 2017 may be surpassed in 2018.
The new economic impact represents business activity for the calendar year 2016, which is up 4.7 percent from 2015.
Accelerator for America provides strategic support to replicate successful local initiatives in other communities, with a singular focus on initiatives that connect people with fulfilling work.
For the eighth consecutive year, the State of South Carolina set a record for total export sales in 2017.
Expectations are that South Carolina’s economy this year should be one that hums along nicely, growing slowly but steadily. But economists say challenges remain in filling many jobs with qualified workers and bolstering rural areas, where economic gains can be elusive.
One thing Ex-Im Bank doesn’t get much of: media-ready comments from Palmetto State political leadership or from at least some companies that use the currently hobbled agency.
The Columbia region has improved in four of five major areas of economic competitiveness since this time last year, according to EngenuitySC’s fourth annual Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report.
The week, created to celebrate the rising regional competitiveness of the Columbia Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), will be headlined by the release of the latest Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report and is presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.