Low-quality patents are a threat for small businesses

  July 22, 2022

By Austin Meyer Since founding X-Plane in 1995, a flight simulator that allows pilots to practice without getting in a plane, my work has always been focused on increasing safety…

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Government charge cards require stringent oversight

  April 20, 2022

By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller Government procurement cards, known as p-cards, are intended to streamline routine purchases such as for office supplies and small dollar items.  Functioning like credit cards…

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Pension plan shortfall demands lawmakers’ attention

  March 8, 2022

By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller It definitely doesn’t get the attention it deserves, but it’s among the most severe financial problems facing South Carolina today: The state retiree pension plan…

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Op-Ed: The time is here to let voters decide on Sunday liquor store sales

  March 7, 2022

Opinion Editorial By Ed McMullen Chairman, Cheers! Let South Carolina Decide Elected representatives in Columbia are currently debating legislation that will help South Carolina businesses compete in the 21st century.…

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Was Normal Good Enough?

  February 18, 2022

By Erinn Rowe CEO Harvest Hope Food Bank As the CEO of Harvest Hope Food Bank, I have seen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic firsthand. I have seen a…

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State Guard volunteers help people during emergencies

  January 17, 2022

By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller One Saturday a month, hundreds of folks from across the state come together at sites in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville for a day of military-style…

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Let’s Put South Carolina First

  January 13, 2022

By John Boyanoski, Rosylin Weston and Chip Felkel The State of South Carolina has roughly $6 billion dollars in relatively unexpected money to spend in the next five years due…

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S.C. a national leader on timely financial reporting

  November 29, 2021
Richard Eckstrom

By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller Each fall, my office releases the state’s financial report for the prior fiscal year. The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, commonly called a CAFR, is a…

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South Carolina’s role in the fight against suicide

  November 17, 2021

By Jim Harris The statistics concerning suicide are sobering, and the issue impacts many more people than most of us realize. We see the headlines when we lose celebrities like…

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Building I-73 is in the state’s best interest

  October 25, 2021
Richard Eckstrom

By Richard Eckstrom – S.C. Comptroller Supporters of a proposed stretch of interstate connecting I-95 to Myrtle Beach recently got a couple of pieces of welcome, long-awaited news. A judge…

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Business is Always Personal

  September 27, 2021

By Brian T. King, Founder and President, A M King    “This is just business.  It’s not personal.” I remember the first time I heard those words. It is a…

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Posted in: upstatebizsc   Category: advice, construction, op-ed

America is better than what we’re witnessing right now

  August 19, 2021

By Tom Mullikin It’s been nearly two decades since that fateful September morning in 2001 when four commercial airliners were hijacked by Al Qaeda terrorists and flown into the World…

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Colliers Op-Ed: Three Things Hoteliers Should Start Doing Today

  May 6, 2021

Some hoteliers hit the pause button in March 2020 with COVID-19’s arrival to wait and see what would happen, but now is the time to set things into motion again.…

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Why Greenville?

  April 13, 2021

By Andrew Kurtz President and CEO of Kopis Chances are you’re reading this because you are interested in learning more about potential tech careers or Greenville, or (we hope) both. Located…

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What Critical Thinking Really Is

  February 22, 2021

By Steven J. Pearlman, PhD I’ll let you in on a secret: defining critical thinking is typically a trap.  It’s a trap because critical thinking encompasses so many things.  For…

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Make Learning to Save Fun and Easy for Kids this America Saves Week

  February 16, 2021

By State Treasurer Curtis Loftis When it comes to learning something new, you often hear, “it’s never too late.” But when it comes to smart money habits, it’s almost never…

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Why Your Child Doesn’t Learn Critical Thinking in School

  February 11, 2021

By Steven J. Pearlman, PhD If you’re like most parents, you want your child to learn to think critically, and if you’re expecting that their education should play a vital…

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Everyone has a Role in Creating a Safer Upstate

  November 17, 2020

By Sheriff Rick Clark and Stinson Ferguson, Co-Chairs, Ten at the Top Safer Upstate Committee While personal and community safety have always been vital components of society, the pandemic and…

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Act UNITED for more affordable housing

  October 26, 2020

By Sarah DeWolf Trident United Way, Public Policy Committee Chair You can make a difference this election day by supporting affordable housing in the form of two referenda in Charleston…

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Coming Soon!

  July 10, 2020

Coming Soon!

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COVID-19 Impact on Energy Storage Sector

  May 7, 2020

By Ron MacDonald Despite the wrecking ball that the pandemic has been on the global economy, businesses and residences will continue to operate as long as there is reliable power…

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Opportunities in Our Own Upstate Backyard

  April 21, 2020

By Jim White, Ph.D. As the COVID-19 crisis sweeps the country, people living in thousands of impoverished American communities are likely feeling even more anxious than ever. Distressed communities may…

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Opportunities in Our Own Lowcountry Backyard

  April 21, 2020

By Jim White, Ph.D. As the COVID-19 crisis sweeps the country, people living in thousands of impoverished American communities are likely feeling even more anxious than ever. Distressed communities may…

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Opportunities in Our Own Backyard

  April 21, 2020

By Jim White, Ph.D. As the COVID-19 crisis sweeps the country, people living in thousands of impoverished American communities are likely feeling even more anxious than ever. Distressed communities may…

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The COVID-19 Crisis Requires a New Way of Life

  April 2, 2020

By Sam Konduros Unprecedented steps are being taken by all of us – businesses and families alike – as we collectively combat the Coronavirus global pandemic that is hitting far…

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GOP tax law leaves SC small businesses behind

  February 12, 2020

By Frank Knapp CEO South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce   Today, Vice President Mike Pence is visiting South Carolina to tout the business benefits of the 2017 Tax…

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South Carolina voting rights under the axe

  January 25, 2020

By Chuck Saylors SCSBA President and Greenville County Schools Board Member In America, choosing our government is a sacred right and duty.  Our vote is our voice, guaranteeing that we…

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Let’s make 2020 the year of the community

  December 13, 2019

By Quint Studer If you looked only at the big picture, you’d have to say we live in deeply troubled times. It seems we’ve never been more polarized. Political discourse…

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South Carolina – A Decade in Review

  December 10, 2019

By Alan Cooper Publisher WhosOnTheMove.com   As South Carolina turns the page on the decade, I’d like to paint a picture of where we were in 2010, where we are…

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The inflation mystery

  October 23, 2019
Robert Samuelson

By Robert Samuelson   The virtual elimination of inflation is one of the great uncovered stories of our time. If you go back to the 1970s and the early 1980s…

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Why the global economy remains so weak

  October 16, 2019
Robert Samuelson

By Robert Samuelson   We’ve seen this movie before. The top economists at the International Monetary Fund — the global agency created after World War II to promote stability and…

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Is Trump’s tail wagging Erdogan?

  October 15, 2019
Kathleen Parker

By Kathleen Parker   So let me get this straight: President Trump ordered the removal of American troops from northern Syria, knowing that Turkey would invade, seize and occupy Kurd-occupied…

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Stop naming things after politicians

  October 14, 2019
Richard Eckstrom

By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller They’re a staple of the incumbent politician’s toolkit: the countless recognitions, resolutions, proclamations, ribbon-cuttings, and photo-ops which are more ceremonial than anything else, but which…

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The malevolent aura of Donald J. Trump

  October 14, 2019
Kathleen Parker

By Kathleen Parker   COLUMBIA, S.C. — As the world seems consumed by all things Ukraine, it’s time once again to dust off the ever-popular, evergreen headline: Rudy, Rudy, Rudy.…

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China won’t die laughing

  October 9, 2019
Kathleen Parker

By Kathleen Parker   Dictators. Always so humorous. Take China’s communist officialdom. You’ve probably heard about the “South Park” episode last week that the Chinese government didn’t find amusing. And…

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Quids and quos gone wild

  October 5, 2019
Kathleen Parker

By Kathleen Parker   It’s fair to say at this juncture that America’s Quid and Ukraine’s Quo have been caught in bed together. The fevered search for a damning quid…

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Democrats, show me the message

  September 30, 2019
Kathleen Parker

By Kathleen Parker   We long ago established that Donald Trump is a bad guy. We’ve multiple times said, “This is it. They’ve got to get rid of him.” So…

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Dissent at the Fed

  September 30, 2019
Robert Samuelson

By Robert Samuelson   The battle to control the Federal Reserve is being waged on many fronts. There’s President Trump’s relentless tirades against Fed Chairman Jerome Powell — and Powell’s…

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The other victim of the Kavanaugh saga

  September 25, 2019
Kathleen Parker

By Kathleen Parker   Every good story needs a hero, and the saga of Brett Kavanaugh’s rise to the Supreme Court has provided one: Leland Keyser. She also became a…

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The odd couple: Trump and Powell

  September 23, 2019
Robert Samuelson

By Robert Samuelson   If ever there was a case of political miscalculation, it’s the collapsing relationship between President Trump and the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Jerome (“Jay”)…

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Boomers crush millennials. Read all about it!

  September 18, 2019
Robert Samuelson

By Robert Samuelson   As a case study in the workings of modern democracy, the handling of Social Security by successive presidents and Congress over recent decades is a deeply…

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The heresy of hearsay

  September 18, 2019
Kathleen Parker

By Kathleen Parker   The recent fiasco at The New York Times, which last weekend published the latest uncorroborated sexual-assault accusation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, was a monument…

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