Posts Tagged ‘Transportation’

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.

Nicholas J. Tennyson, NC Secretary of Transportation

Posted on: August 20th, 2016 by Allison Andrews

An Executive Profile on one of the most critical issues to our growing region.

Bob Geolas, President and CEO, Research Triangle Park

Posted on: April 19th, 2016 by Allison Andrews

Panelists: Ted Pitts, SC Chamber of Commerce, and Stan Kelly, Piedmont Triad Partnership. Topics include: House Bill2, Transportation, Innovation and Collaboration

Paul Cozza, CEO, North Carolina State Ports Authority

Posted on: March 21st, 2016 by Allison Andrews

Panelists: John Lummus, President and CEO, Upstate SC Alliance, and Brenda Berg, President and CEO, BEST NC.

Dan Lebish, EVP, COO Aflac Group Insurance

Posted on: March 14th, 2016 by Allison Andrews

Panelists: Scott Baier, Economist, Clemson University and Christopher Chung, Economic Development Partnership. Learn what you don’t know about the Affordable Care Act.


Jim Rogers, Retired CEO/President, Duke Energy

Posted on: November 7th, 2015 by Allison Andrews

On this episode, energy solutions for a global economy. Panelists Ted Pitts, President, SC Chamber of Commerce and Phil Kirk, Brady Energy Services join the dialogue. Topics include the future of nuclear energy, solar energy, the cost of mandates.

Rise of the Lowcountry

Posted on: November 8th, 2013 by admin

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.



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.


Business Incubation

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by admin

In the post-recession economy, those who work to create jobs in our region have become more creative. Innovation and entrepreneurism are the focus as new education hubs and incubators are developed to connect educators with business leaders. On this program, four chamber chiefs discuss their revised roles in attracting and retaining employers and talent in the new economy: Pat Danahy of the Greensboro Partnership, Brad Dean of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Ben Haskew of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and Harvey Schmitt of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce


Carolina Entrepreneurs: Part Two

Posted on: September 20th, 2013 by admin

Small business owners and entrepreneurs are among those still confused and uncertain about the implementation of the health insurance mandate under the Affordable Care Act. In the second of our two-part conversation with entrepreneurs from across the Carolinas, we discuss the work of sorting through new policy while still running a business and seeking new ways to grow a company. Marty Bauer of RidePost, Rob Cummings of DealCloud, Jenny Fulton of Old Orchard Foods, Pete Gasca of Wild Creations, Wendell Roth of Waterra and Fred Sexton of Mouse and Man also share their thoughts about the available talent pool in our region, including the quality of graduates from colleges in North and South Carolina.



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