Posts Tagged ‘Infrastructure’

On Location: SC Ports Part2

Posted on: November 20th, 2017 by Allison Andrews

An In-depth look at transportation and infrastructure issues facing the region with panelists:
Christy Hall, South Carolina Transportation Secretary, Jim Newsome, CEO, SC Ports Authority, South Carolina Senator Larry Grooms, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee,
G. Clifton Parker, President, G&P Trucking Co.

On Location: SC Ports

Posted on: November 13th, 2017 by Allison Andrews

An In-depth look at transportation and infrastructure issues facing the region with panelists: Christy Hall, South Carolina Transportation Secretary, Jim Newsome, CEO, SC Ports Authority, South Carolina Senator Larry Grooms, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, G. Clifton Parker, President, G&P Trucking Co.

Ricky Brown, President, BB&T

Posted on: October 30th, 2016 by Allison Andrews

Ricky Brown talks about the changing landscape of banking as he prepares to retire after almost 40 years at BB&T. Panelists Peggy McLean, Economic Development Director, Kershaw County and Julie White, Executive Director, North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition join the discussion.

The Rise of Commercial Real Estate

Posted on: September 5th, 2014 by admin

Construction cranes have returned to the skylines of several cities in the Carolinas following the Great Recession and the real estate collapse. We gathered four of our region’s preeminent real estate practitioners to share their insight on how developers are catering to Millennials, the return-on-investment for LEED-certified properties and whether investments in transportation and utility infrastructure are keeping pace with the needs of both states. Andy Andrews of Dominion Realty Partners, Jonathan Good of NAI Earle Furman, Emma Littlejohn of The Littlejohn Group and David Lockwood of Colliers International join the conversation.

 

Electrified Economy

Posted on: June 13th, 2014 by admin

The low price of electricity in our region is often cited as a key driver of economic development, especially in the resurgence of manufacturing in our region. As Duke Energy’s state president for North Carolina, Paul Newton is working with regulators on the utility’s rates along with the task of removing coal ash from decommissioned power plants. On this program, we discuss the accidental discharge of ash into the Dan River and the resulting public dialogue around waste from power production. We also examine the lack of national energy policy and its impact on planning for future energy needs. Dr. Rob Bliss of Wake Forest University, and Otis Rawl of the S.C. Chamber of Commerce  join the conversation.

 

 

Flexibility in Recruiting

Posted on: March 28th, 2014 by admin

The newly-formed Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is designed to cut bureaucracy for companies in the state while adding speed and flexibility to the job of luring new business to the region, according to John Lassiter, chairman of the group’s Board of Directors. On this program, Lassiter explains the other goals of the nonprofit spun from the N.C. Department of Commerce, as well as his ideas for adding new incentives for innovative research at the state’s universities. Doug Copeland with the Triad Business Journal  and Dr. Frank Hefner of the College of Charleston join the conversation.

 

Success in Shipping

Posted on: October 18th, 2013 by admin

Charleston’s ports are a key component of the region’s resurgence in manufacturing. Now, efforts to deepen the shipping channel and support larger container ships could spur even more exports of South Carolina-made products. On this program, South Carolina Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome reflects on the competiveness of the freight industry and the infrastructure investments which allow the region to lure business away from other parts of the country. Ran Coble of the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research and Dr. Adolphus Belk, Jr. of Winthrop University join the conversation.

 

The Business of Transportation

Posted on: June 7th, 2013 by admin

The business of transportation, particularly in the automotive and aviation industries, is of great importance in the Carolinas. However, much of the region’s transportation infrastructure is in need of expansion or repair. North Carolina Transportation Secretary Tony Tata has suggested revamping the way in which road projects are prioritized and changing the allocation of funding for construction. On this program, Secretary Tata explains the proposed Strategic Mobility Formula and how transportation is directly tied to the state’s discussions on economic development. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines and Brad Dean of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce join the conversation.

Road Repairs

Posted on: May 10th, 2013 by admin

With an estimated price tag of $29 billion to repair and maintain South Carolina’s roads over the next 20 years, South Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Robert St. Onge is looking to the state’s lawmakers for a plan to pay for the work. Finding the money will not be easy as policy makers have expressed reluctance to raise the state’s gas tax or add tolls to some roads. On this program, St. Onge looks at the solutions other states have found to address their infrastructure needs and discusses the significance of the Charleston port for the region. Ike McLeese, President and CEO at the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce and Ned Curran, CEO of The Bissell Companies and Chair of the North Carolina Board of Transportation join the conversation.

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