Rise of the Lowcountry

As one of the longest-serving mayors in the country, Charleston’s Joe Riley directed the economic transformation of the Lowcountry into both a stronger tourist destination as well as a manufacturing and innovation hub. On this program, Mayor Riley discusses his strategy for economic development, including key partnerships and overcoming protracted legal battles. He also gives some insight on the proposed merger of the College of Charleston and Medical University of South Carolina to better focus on the availability of advanced degrees to support the region’s workforce development needs. Dr. Bob Oldendick of the University of South Carolina and Chris Platé of Monroe-Union County Economic Development join the conversation.



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