Aerospace employment growth takes off

Boeing South Carolina's arrival and expansion is among several reasons cited for significant growth of the aerospace sector over the past decade, according to “Uncovering the Stealth Cluster: The Economic Impact of Civilian and Military Aerospace on South Carolina,” a study by USC research economist Joseph Von Nessen. (Photo/File)South Carolina’s aerospace industry employs 53,000 workers and has a $17.4 billion economic impact on the state, according to a study released today from the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business. The growing sector creates more high-tech, high-wage jobs for residents.  Read More...

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Mount Pleasant-based restaurant chain Wild Wing Cafe names new CEO

Wild Wing Cafe, which has 33 locations in seven states and has plans for aggressive growth and franchising, has named Tom Lewison as its chief executive. The company was sold to a private equity firm in Charlotte in 2012 and remains headquartered in Mount Pleasant.  Read More...

Startup Weekend comes to Charleston

Startup Weekend gives entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their ideas and work in teams to hone in on their business plan before presenting to a panel of judges. It will take place during from Sept. 12 through Sept. 14 at the Lowcountry Tech Academy.  Read More...

Mount Pleasant takes step to change project approval process

Commercial projects in Mount Pleasant costing more than $250,000 would have to go before the Commercial Design Review Board for approval under the proposed ordinance. Previously, projects could go through the town’s staff for compliance and approval. Read More...

Zubie secures additional $8M in funding for connected-car technology

Sullivan’s Island-based Zubie secured $8 million in funding from investors for continued development of its connected-car technology. The tech firm’s device plugs into a car and tracks its location, driver habits and diagnostic data, which is delivered to an app.  Read More...


On the Menu for Aug. 19, 2014

Garden in a Glass cocktailHigh Cotton, 139 East Bay St., is the winner of this year’s Limehouse Produce Tomato Trek contest. The restaurant’s “Garden in a Glass” cocktail — with tomatoes, cucumber gin, ginger liqueur and lemon — garnered the most votes during the challenge.  Read More...

Hot Properties for Aug. 18, 2014

Eddie Hughes and Edward Robinson of The Beach Co. – Beach Commercial represented the landlord, Gabriel Investment Properties LLC, in the lease of 12,500 square feet of flex space at 7375 Peppermill Parkway in Charleston to Animal Antics LLC. Judy L. Tatum of Carolina One Real Estate represented the tenant.  Read More...