GoodBiz 2017 Sponsor Spotlight: Charleston Regional Business Journal

Sep 1, 2017

The Charleston Regional Business Journal provides news and information for the Lowcountry of South Carolina with digital and print publications and supplements throughout the year. CRBJ is an intersection between businesses and consumers and keeps the news local. This publication has been a media supporter of the Good Business Summit… Read More

VIEWPOINT: Skyrocketing Rents Changing the Local Business Landscape

Nov 28, 2016

The following is reposted from the Charleston Regional Business Journal (Jan 9 – 22, 2017; Volume 23, No. 1): The rising cost of housing regularly grabs local headlines these days, and the subsequent impact to our citizens is the subject of frequent articles, forums, cocktail party conversations and… Read More

Start up Businesses Reach Pre-Recession Numbers in 2015

May 17, 2016

The following is reposted from the Charleston Regional Business Journal (May 16 — 29, 2016; Volume 22, No. 11): Young firms are the major contributors to jobs in the U.S., and for the first time since the recession we saw a rise in start-ups in 2015. The Main Street… Read More

All Companies are ‘In the People Business’

Apr 18, 2016

The following is reposted from the Charleston Regional Business Journal (Apr. 18 – May 1, 2016; Volume 22, No. 9): “If you want abundance, give it to other people.” So launched the opening session of Lowcounty Local First’s Good Business Summit in a panel discussion titled “Better Together: Where… Read More

Opportunities exist in outdated commercial centers

Jan 15, 2016

The following is reposted from the Charleston Regional Business Journal (Jan. 11 – 24, 2016; Volume 22, No. 1): As we continue our series on exploring innovative strategies for economic development, commercial affordability remains a significant hurdle for small and local businesses as real estate prices continue to climb… Read More

Dear Future Mayor of Charleston

Nov 24, 2015

The following is reposted from the Charleston Regional Business Journal (Nov. 16 – Nov. 29; Volume 21, No. 24): Dear Mayor of Charleston, We applaud you for taking on the challenge of filling the shoes of one of America’s most beloved Mayors. We know this is a daunting… Read More

Time to Reimagine Our Economic Development Model

Oct 5, 2015

The following is reposted from the Charleston Regional Business Journal (Oct. 5 – Oct. 18; Volume 21, No. 21): $2,454,695,931. That is the amount of money given in subsidies to large corporations in South Carolina since 1992, according to Good Jobs First. What if we reimagined this regressive… Read More

Support Innovative Initiatives to Create Affordable Commercial Space

Sep 25, 2015

The following is reposted from the Charleston Regional Business Journal (Sep. 21 – Oct. 4; Volume 21, No. 20): Lowcountry Local First is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working to build a strong economy by increasing community support for locally-owned, independent businesses. Our local economy development strategy focuses on… Read More