Boatmakers shore up Midlands manufacturing scene

Falcon Boats employee Jonathan Gibson works on a boat in the company’s factory in Newberry. (Photo/Jeff Blake)Two recently launched businesses are spearheading the revitalization of the Midlands’ marine industry: Sea Pro Boats has been operating in Whitmire since fall, and marine startup Falcon Boats began operations in Newberry in March. They represent a resurgence in S.C. industry and the overall recovery from the Great Recession, which hit luxury markets such as boating particularly hard. Read More...

Colonial Life launches service to process claims online

Customers can file a variety of claims with the help of a program that will guide them through the online process. The program asks personalized questions and will not submit a claim until all required questions have been answered. Read More...

Columbia ranked 18th-most dangerous city for drivers in new study

Nerdwallet analysis finds Columbia has 9.8 fatal accidents per 100,000 residents. Detroit is the nation’s most dangerous city for drivers, while Cary, N.C., gets top marks as the safest.  Read More...

Renovated Parker Annex ready for its next 100 years

Bowen Horger (left) and Will Batson of Diversified Development bought the Parker Annex in October and have repurposed the building for office space. (Photo/Jeff Blake) The 9,300-square-foot building on the southeast corner of the former S.C. State Hospital grounds has been transformed into a bright, modern space ready for business as part of The Commons at BullStreet redevelopment project. Read More...

Kershaw County Economic Development Director McLean wins state award

The S.C. Economic Developers’ Association named Peggy McLean its local developer of the year. McLean helped bring more than $200 million in capital investment and 550 jobs to Kershaw County. Read More...


Lockwood appointed COO of Colliers South Carolina

David Lockwood, executive vice president of Colliers International South Carolina, has been with the company for almost 30 years and is responsible for the Columbia office’s brokerage operations. He also leads the company’s statewide Research, Marketing and Technology departments. Read More...

South State names Southern Company executive to board

Martin B. Davis, executive vice president of Southern Company Services and CIO of Southern Company , has spent nearly 30 years leading complex technology organizations in the utility and financial services industry, including serving as executive vice president and chief technology officer at Wells Fargo. Read More...