SCRA Announces Columbia Region Economic Development Project Partnership
SCRA is a proud, active partner of the Columbia Region Economic Development Project. The Project was borne out of a study by Deloitte Consulting that analyzed the region’s capacity to grow employment in the targeted industry segments. The study was used to develop a detailed action plan that mitigates competitive weaknesses and builds on the region’s strengths. To assess the region’s competitive position, Deloitte will measure the region’s capacity to support industry expansion compared with more than two dozen other metro areas that are hotbeds of knowledge industry growth. Read more.
Company Spotlight: Citibot
Citibot, an SC Launch Portfolio Company, is increasing citizen engagement and making digital equity happen in communities across the country. Learn how our innovative government technology is transforming relationships between local governments and their residents. Read more.
SC Launch & Learn, Summit Series. If I Build It, Will They Come? Design Thinking for Startups. Learn more.
Save the Date: September 3 | 12-1 p.m.
The Innovation Economy in 2020: Opportunities and Challenges in a COVID-19 World
1.0 CPE or CLE credit available
Join subject matter experts who will discuss the status of South Carolina innovation economy in 2020. The webinar will also include a panel discussion that addresses questions pertinent to innovation start-ups. All of this will be presented in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the innovation economy in SC. Webinar will begin at noon.Learn more & register for webinar.
Cunningham Announces Berkeley, Dorchester, and Charleston to Receive $1.55 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Grants. Rep. Joe Cunningham announced that the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration is awarding $1.55 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to capitalize and administer Revolving Loan Funds that will provide critical gap financing to small businesses and entrepreneurs that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
Columbia extends face mask ordinance to stem COVID spread. The city of Columbia has extended a requirement that all residents and visitors wear masks when they are in public to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The city council voted unanimously this week to approved the extension. Council members voted in June after a nearly 4-hour emergency sessionto require the masks for anyone in public and within six feet of someone else. Employees of all businesses will also be required to wear masks. Read more.