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  • Infrastructure

    Source: SCPA

    Charleston Harbor Deepening Project Earns Key Federal Funding for Preconstruction Engineering and Design

    JULY 1, 2015 - Today SC Ports Authority announced $1.303 million in federal funding for the Post-45 Harbor Deepening project, allowing the Preconstruction Engineering and Design (PED) Phase of the 52-foot deepening effort to begin. The announcement follows last week's US Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board (CWRB) approval to release the project's Final Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for final review, another critical step of federal approval for the SC Port Authority to provide the deepest harbor on the East Coast.

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  • Improving SC

    Source: South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

    Moving Confederate Flag from State House Grounds Good for Business

    After the tragic events of June 17 at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, calls began for the removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolina’s State House grounds. Governor Nikki Haley took the lead and a strong stand, urging the General Assembly to act swiftly. The business community supports the governor’s call for action.

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  • Improving SC

    Source: MidlandsBiz

    Trade Promotion Authority

    As president of South Carolina’s Colite International, I know the importance of global trade to the success of our business. Like many homegrown companies, today we are an international business that is still owned and operated by the same family dating back to 1947. Colite is a global leader in full-service signage projects. Whether we are furnishing signage for GAP in China, a Holiday Inn in Honduras or completing a Victoria’s Secret in our 70th country, Colite’s commitment is to our customers and their employees around the globe. As we continue to expand our services into Lighting and Energy Solutions, it will become even more important that Colite has improved access to existing and new markets. That’s why I want to thank members of the South Carolina congressional delegation who voted to pass the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), including Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, as well as Congressmen Trey Gowdy, Mark Sanford, Tom Rice and Joe Wilson.

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  • Infrastructure

    Source: The Post and Courier

    Anchors aweigh for harbor dredging

    Few would say that a dredge or the work that it does digging up mud and sludge is a pretty sight. But the first post-Panamax container ship that enters the newly dredged Charleston Harbor should be a very pretty sight for the state’s economy.

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    Infrastructure

    Source: The State

    SC road funding lags behind population growth predictions

    Commuters in South Carolina’s five largest metro areas spend less time traveling to work than the national average, but with rapid population growth forecast, the state has yet to dedicate money the Department of Transportation says it needs to improve road infrastructure.

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  • Infrastructure

    Source: SC Ports Authority Press Release

    Charleston Harbor Deepening Project Earns Critical Federal Approval

    Today in Washington, DC, the US Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board (CWRB) unanimously approved the Final Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Charleston Post-45 Harbor Deepening project, a significant step in the federal process that ensures the project is on schedule to receive its Chief's Report this September.

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