Ten Startups to Watch

10 Startups to WatchSomething is happening in Charleston. Call it a buzz. Coin it Silicon Harbor. Say it’s an entrepreneurial vibe. Whatever label it comes with, the startup world is coming alive in the Holy City.  Read More...

Sens. Campbell, Grooms advocate for statewide gas tax increase

Sen. Paul Campbell says he wants the S.C. Legislature to approve a 10-cent gas tax increase this year. (Photo/Liz Segrist)Sen. Larry Grooms says he wants to increase the state gas tax by 20 cents over the next decade. (Photo/Liz Segrist) Sen. Paul Campbell wants a 10-cent gas tax increase this year and Sen. Larry Grooms wants a 20-cent increase over the next decade. The S.C. Department of Transportation has a $1.5 billion gap annually in its funding needs to repair and maintain roads, bridges and highways around the state.  Read More...

CRDA to cut 25% of staff in wake of funding cuts from tri-county governments

The Charleston Regional Development Alliance has been depleting its $650,000 operating reserve savings account at a rate of about $50,000 per month since July. The board’s finance and executive committees agreed last week that the alliance should use no more than 50% of its operating reserves this fiscal year.  Read More...

Demolition begins on Sergeant Jasper apartments in downtown Charleston

Construction fencing was installed, nonstructural interior demolition was started and mechanical systems were removed last week at the 14-story Sergeant Jasper apartment building in downtown Charleston. In late 2015, the site is expected to be ready for redevelopment.  Read More...

Zubie expands technology to Brazil

Sullivan’s Island-based Zubie has expanded into an international market for the second time this month. Zubie’s connected-car technology will be sold in Brazil next year through a partnership with Telefonica, the same company that it is partnering with in its expansion in Germany.  Read More...


On the Menu for Oct. 21, 2014

The 10th anniversary of the Charleston Wine & Food Festival is March 4-8, and tickets are on sale now. New events for next year include the Southern Betty Brunch, Pop. Chic! Cross Culture BBQ and dozens of workshops.  Read More...

Hot Properties for Oct. 20, 2014

Dan Batten of Carolina Commercial LLC represented the landlord, Twenty First Properties Inc., in the lease of 62,221 square feet of warehouse space at 4400 Arco Lane to Kontane Logistics Inc. John Beam of Colliers International represented the tenant.  Read More...