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The Competitiveness Ranking here is a broader measure of state competitiveness than the number of announced projects, though that is a strong indicator of future job creation. It includes several New Plant Database criteria (see the index methodology sidebar), which reflect announced capital investment in total and per capita. It also includes other gauges of states' strength, such as the number of National Career Readiness Certificates according to the Workforce … Read More
By Brendan Kearney and John McDermott,
Boeing’s top executives heaped praise on the North Charleston 787 complex during the company’s annual investor meeting held on Kiawah Wednesday morning, while broadcasting sharp challenges, including to its suppliers and main competitor, Airbus.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner, shown in Tokyo earlier this year, was on Kiawah Island today to address analysts. He said the company’s 787 battery fix was the equivalent of “three … Read More
SC House panel proposes new computer agency
By ANDREW SHAIN
COLUMBIA, SC — A South Carolina House committee proposed Tuesday creating a separate Cabinet-level agency to oversee information technology in response to a massive computer data breach at the S.C. Department of Revenue last year.
The House Ways and Mean Committee proposal varies from a Senate bill – as well as recommendations from a state-hired consultant – that would keep computer work at individual state agencies while … Read More
Speaker Bobby Harrell spoke with students at Baptist Hill in Hollywood, South Carolina at a pep-rally celebrating all the hard work the students have put into preparing for their upcoming End-of-Course Exams. Harrell encouraged the middle and high school students to dream big and continue working hard!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMgjaPdzrdM&list=UUeihyJ0jYlTKAknap70lx2A&index=1 … Read More
South Carolina’s jobless rate in April dropped to its lowest level in nearly five years, the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce reported today.
April’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate slipped to 8%, down from 8.4% in March. Nationally, the unemployment rate in April was 7.5%.
“The 0.4% decrease from March marks the largest month-to-month drop since May 1987, and the number of South Carolinians finding work continues to increase each month,” said John … Read More