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NEWS:  Is S.C. doing enough to grow, maintain small businesses?

NEWS:  Is S.C. doing enough to grow, maintain small businesses?

By Lindsay Street, Statehouse correspondent  |  Unemployment is down. Small business taxes and regulations are down. But there are 25 percent fewer small businesses today than prior to the Great Recession, according to small business advocates.

What’s killing small business in South Carolina? Lack of access to capital, they say. Now, they are eyeing the billions of dollars the state has spent on luring big business and say they want a piece of the pie.

“Regulations are not holding back small business. Taxes are not holding back small business in the state,” said Frank Knapp CEO of the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce.  

by · 08/04/2017 · News
NEWS: Steady as she goes on economy

NEWS: Steady as she goes on economy

Staff reports | South Carolina’s healthy economy might have leveled off a bit in 2016, but the next year will offer steady economic gains, according to economists.

by · 12/16/2016 · News
An abandoned store outside Orangeburg, S.C., in 2014.  Photo by Andy Brack.

NEWS: Poverty down, incomes up, but why and what’s next?

A Statehouse Report news analysis | South Carolina experienced a 1.4 percent decrease in poverty between 2014 and 2015 — the third sharpest decline in the country according to new Census figures — but analysts seem to agree the reasons for the drop aren’t really clear.

New figures show an estimated 16.6 percent of South Carolinians — some 790,715 residents — lived in poverty in 2015. That’s 53,145 fewer people who lived in dire circumstances than the year before.

Meanwhile, another new Census report highlights household incomes across the country grew 5.2 percent last year, the largest single-year increase since 1967 when the agency started keeping records. Nationally, the median household income was $56,500.

by · 09/23/2016 · News