Charleston Business News

South Carolina Interstate System’s Rate of Fatalities, Bridge Deterioration, Travel Increase and Congestion Among Highest in U.S.

As the U.S. Interstate Highway System reaches 64 years old, it faces increasing congestion, unprecedented levels of travel – particularly by large trucks – and insufficient funding to make needed repairs and improvements. America’s most critical transportation link will need to be rebuilt and expanded to meet the nation’s growing transportation needs, according to a…

Read More

Fresh Future Farm Land Sale: You Reap What You Sow

By Barney Blakeney In its effort to purchase the land it’s using to grow fruits and vegetables Fresh Future Farm of North Charleston may be sowing seeds of animosity that however still may produce the crop it desires. Since 2014, Fresh Future Farm has produced 16 tons of groceries sold or distributed between 2016 and…

Read More

Despite The Rhetoric Joseph Floyd Manor Residents Ultimately May Be Displaced

By Barney Blakeney Though he’s only lived in the building a few years, Michael Waldron has gained a keen sense of the characteristics shaping the controversy about residency at Joseph Floyd Manor Apartments – systemic neglect, finger pointing, grandstanding and apathy. Ultimately it all will end up displacing current residents, he believes. Joseph Floyd Manor,…

Read More

2020 Spring Community Business Academy Graduates: 19 local entrepreneurs to know

Lowcountry Local First (LLF), a nonprofit focused on economic development centered around local-ownership, has graduated its second class of entrepreneurs from its 12-week Community Business Academy (CBA). Nineteen graduates completed the Spring Academy, including a local pet store, tour company, artist, catering business and more. The CBA is the first phase of the organization’s Good Enterprises Initiative that launched in…

Read More

SCDOR reminder: Income Tax due date is July 15

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) reminds taxpayers the updated Income Tax due date is July 15, 2020.   The SCDOR aligned with the IRS in March and extended the filing and payment due date for Income Taxes due April 1 – July 15 to July 15, 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This tax…

Read More

SC Law Firms, Charleston Legal Expand Pro Bono Legal Clinic Statewide to Help Small Businesses & Nonprofits Navigate Pandemic’s Economic Impact

July 1, Charleston Legal Access, along with law firms Nelson Mullins and Jackson Lewis, announced they will expand their South Carolina Virtual Legal Clinic statewide to assist small business owners and nonprofits. Initially launched at the end of May to help those in the Lowcountry region, the clinic offers pro bono legal consultations to help…

Read More

Citizens’ Input Needed on Spending Millions of Dollars in Grant Money

Charleston County Community Development is requesting citizens’ input on how to spend federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Charleston County and the City of North Charleston can use this funding for housing and community development projects that benefit low-to-moderate income households. Charleston County is asking citizens to fill out…

Read More

Lowcountry Local First partners on Charleston Together Initiative Fund

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) has joined the Charleston Together Initiative started by State Senator Marlon Kimpson and State Representative Marvin Pendarvis on May 31, 2020 alongside the Coastal Community Foundation. To date, the fund has raised 72% of the $100,000 total goal. A significant portion of funds will be available to nonprofit organizations to enhance community and race…

Read More

MBDA COVID-19 Project Forms Task Force to Focus on Minority-owned Businesses

  MBDA COVID-19 Project announces the formation and ongoing operations of the Amplify Task Force. The task force will function as a think tank for the minority community gathering input from minority-owned businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational and financial institutions. According to Diane E. Sumpter, operator of the South Carolina MBDA Business Center, this new…

Read More

Lowcountry Food Bank Announces New Hires

The Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB), whose mission is to lead the fight against hunger throughout the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina, is pleased to announce the hiring of nine new employees. Joining the Operations Team are Route Drivers Kyle Banks, Jose Padilla and Algernon Jackson, and CDL Driver Robert Hee. Dontez Hubert is a…

Read More