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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
Unemployment is down significantly in South Carolina, but still higher than much of the rest of the country.

8/14, full issue: S.C.’s economy; mass incarceration; other victims

The Aug. 14, 2015, issue features news that the state’s economy is doing pretty well, according to various indicators. Columnist Andy Brack outlines how it’s time to be smart on crime, not just tough on crime. Presbyterian College’s Kendra Hamilton outlines how some white people have experienced racial discrimination. And there’s an interesting photo, numbers, our Scorecard and more.

by · 08/14/2015 · Full Issue
NEWS:  State’s economy doing better than you might think

NEWS: State’s economy doing better than you might think

By Andy Brack | Feel like you’ve got a bit more of a cushion — a little bit more of cash in your pocket? Many in South Carolina do as favorable economic conditions tend to overshadow any potential problems.

Just look at some leading indicators: Home sales are up; gas prices are among the lowest in the nation. Unemployment is still higher than average, but not in the double digits statewide like it was just a couple of years back. And state sales and income tax collections — they’re at historically high levels.

“Recent numbers show a steadily strengthening economy,” said state Department of Revenue Director Rick Reames III.

by · 08/14/2015 · News