Charleston Business News

McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Movement & YWCA USA Join Forces to Close Entrepreneurship Knowledge Gap for Rising Moguls

McDonald’s USA, through its Black & Positively Golden movement, this week announced its dynamic yearlong commitment to YWCA USA to expand its Women’s Empowerment 3600 (WE 3600) program. WE 3600, powered by Black & Positively Golden, is designed to help women of color overcome barriers to starting, growing and sustaining businesses while providing them with educational tools to increase…

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Real Estate Companies Offer CofC Students Real-World Experience

The Carter Real Estate Center at the College of Charleston School of Business is infusing experiential learning into its Real Estate Market Analysis course this semester through a collaboration with local real estate firm Carolina Retail Centers and the Charleston office of national commercial brokers, Marcus & Millichap. Students will compete to develop a competitive market analysis that…

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SC Housing Funds Construction for 40 New Housing Units, Including 16 in North Charleston

The South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority (SC Housing) has approved nearly $7.3 million in grants and loans for the construction of 40 new units of affordable housing in York, Greenville and Charleston counties. The funding for these homes comes from a combination of sources including HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), the SC…

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Monthly Meetup Inspires Plant-Based Pop-Up

Since March, black creatives, entrepreneurs, and millennials have joined together for Convened: The Dropping Pin Meetup. The monthly meetings, led by Dropping Pin’s founder David White, Jr., are now a popular minority-based networking event and it recently inspired a plant-based pop-up. The Dropping Pin has been an online platform to inspire millennials of color to travel…

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BCDCOG Receives $1.4 Million in Volkswagen Settlement Funds

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) received nearly $1.4 million from South Carolina’s share of the Volkswagen Settlement Fund July 31 that will be used to purchase two all-electric buses and a pair of charging stations. “This is another win for public transit in the Lowcountry,” said CARTA Board of Directors Chairman Mike Seekings. “Clean energy public…

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