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Business recruitment trends point to healthy SC economy

Business recruitment trends point to healthy SC economy

The old adage, "the only constant is change," is especially true in economic development. Twenty years ago, South Carolina was primarily a textile state. Today, we are at the forefront of the nation’s advanced manufacturing industry as a leader in producing quality planes, cars, tires and much more.
    Plan now to attend 2015 Annual Meeting

    Plan now to attend 2015 Annual Meeting

    The Annual Meeting brochure is available online. "Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future" is the theme for this year’s Annual Meeting as we reflect on the Association’s history of serving cities since 1930. In celebrating the past, we will look back at the reasons the Association was established and how that original mission is still relevant today for cities of all sizes.
     
    2015 Compensation Report now available

    2015 Compensation Report now available

    Comprised of data from 160 South Carolina municipalities, the Compensation Report allows municipalities to compare positions, salary ranges and fiscal budgets.
     
    Economic forecast getting brighter

    Economic forecast getting brighter

    South Carolina’s economy continues to show signs of improvement, with positive job growth and gains in the housing market, according to recent statistics. The state’s unemployment rate was 6.6 percent in January and remained steady over the previous four months, according to a March report from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. That figure is a slight increase from January 2014, when it was 6.3 percent.
     
    The power of "and" the obligation of leadership

    The power of "and" the obligation of leadership

    No matter the recipient of our leadership, the obligation of leadership is courage.  This includes having the courage to stand up and speak, but also having the courage to sit down and sincerely listen to the responses of others with an open mind of possibility.