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...CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The South Carolina Ports Authority (SC Ports) says there's big growth happening for the harbor and for the entire Lowcountry. From jobs to people moving here, new data from port leaders show significant changes.The ports release a study like this every five years. Today, one in nine jobs in the state are supported either directly or indirectly by the SC Ports. And port leaders say these numbers are only going to keep growing.Read more: ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The South Carolina Ports Authority (SC Ports) says there's big growth happening for the harbor and for the entire Lowcountry. From jobs to people moving here, new data from port leaders show significant changes.
The ports release a study like this every five years. Today, one in nine jobs in the state are supported either directly or indirectly by the SC Ports. And port leaders say these numbers are only going to keep growing.
"It's jobs, jobs, jobs, and it's good paying jobs," SC Ports CEO and President Barbara Melvin said.
The numbers for the ports include 260,020 jobs. The economic impact is $86.7 billion annually and $17.6 billion in labor income.
"That's $1.5 billion in tax revenues that are collected off of this economic impact," Melvin said.
Just over 73% of all cargo exported through SC Ports originates from companies in the state. The study also projects a 22.5% population growth in the state over the next 20 years, which could mean more goods flowing through the waterways.
The South Carolina Ports Authority says there's big growth happening for the harbor and for the entire Lowcountry. From jobs to people moving here, new data from port leaders show significant changes. (WCIV)
"Imports go to where people live," Melvin said. "People are moving to the Southeast, and particularly the Lowcountry."
Melvin says that's good news, as long as South Carolina is responsible and grows its long cycle infrastructure. She says it's a group effort with the ports, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), and federal and state elected officials.
"For us to be successful, we can't operate supply chain success in a vacuum," she said.
The study also noted more than one third of the jobs supported by SC Ports are held by women and minorities. This represents over 93,000 jobs in the state.
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Gov. Henry McMaster proclaimed this week as SC Ports week and encouraged all residents to recognize their success.
South Carolina Ports is positioned to be the “preferred port” on the U.S. East Coast, the leader of the leader of South Carolina Ports says.CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - After more than $3 billion in infrastructure investments, South Carolina Ports is positioned to be the “preferred port” on the U.S. East Coast, the leader of the leader of South Carolina Ports says.South Carolina Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin announced plans during her second State of the Port address Monday to modernize the North C...
South Carolina Ports is positioned to be the “preferred port” on the U.S. East Coast, the leader of the leader of South Carolina Ports says.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - After more than $3 billion in infrastructure investments, South Carolina Ports is positioned to be the “preferred port” on the U.S. East Coast, the leader of the leader of South Carolina Ports says.
South Carolina Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin announced plans during her second State of the Port address Monday to modernize the North Charleston Terminal to make it comparable to the Wando Welch Terminal. The result will be the addition of at least 2 million TEUs of additional capacity at the Port of Charleston.
A TEU is a twenty-foot equivalent unit, a measurement of cargo capacity roughly equal to the capacity of a standard 20-foot cargo container.
“We have the opportunity to enhance North Charleston Terminal and add capacity to an already-deepened asset to further support our customers’ supply chains,” Melvin said.
The Cooper River has been deepened up to the North Charleston Terminal as part of the Charleston Harbor Deepening project. That work, combined with the South Carolina Department of Transporation’s plans to replace the Don Holt Bridge on Interstate 526, sets the stage for the North Charleston Terminal modernization, she said.
“A taller bridge and deepened harbor can accommodate larger vessels and enhanced terminal capacity will drive growth,” Melvin said. “The South Carolina Department of Transportation is playing a pivotal role in this vision. We are excited to see this critical highway infrastructure project benefit the people who live here, as well as the businesses that depend on the port. These investments will support SC companies’ growth well into the future.”
Melvin said SC Ports is actively building port capacity and rail capabilities with the new Navy Base Intermodal Facility in North Charleston, saying they made “significant progress” over the past year to prepare the site for new cargo-handling equipment, buildings and rail tracks.
The state-of-the-art cargo yard will be served by CSX and Norfolk Southern when it opens in July 2025.
Plans also call for a future barge operation that will help transport containers between port terminals. State funding totaling $550 million will help make the infrastructure projects possible, she said.
“The South Carolina Legislature and Governor McMaster understand the key role our port plays in driving our state’s economy,” Melvin said. “When our port grows, our state thrives.”
SC Ports is also doubling cargo capacity and enhancing rail capabilities at Inland Port Greer to handle the customer growth in the Upstate over the past decade.
In the Lowcountry, where Charleston now boasts the deepest harbor on the U.S. East Coast at 52 feet, SC Ports has also invested in its ro-ro and breakbulk operation and high-performing container terminals.
The modernized Wando Welch Terminal offers 15 155-foot-tall ship-to-shore cranes, giving each berth five massive ship-to-shore cranes to work three ships at one time.
The state-of-the-art Leatherman Terminal stands ready with 700,000 TEUs of capacity to further support U.S. supply chains, she said.
“As a state, this all makes us more competitive. When we build port capacity, we attract more businesses, investments and jobs to our communities,” Melvin said. “These strategic investments have generational impact across our entire state. SC Ports is proud to keep freight moving for South Carolina.”
South Carolina Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin announced plans during her second State of the Port to modernize the North Charleston Terminal.
A 2023 SC Ports’ Economic Impact Study found that port activities support one in nine jobs in the state, compared to one out of every 10 back in 2019.
The total economic impact of South Carolina Ports is $86.7 billion annually, which supports 260,020 jobs and $17.6 billion in labor income, the study found. Up to 73.2% of all cargo exported through SC Ports originates from companies located in South Carolina.
The Southeastern United States is projected to experience more population gains than any other U.S. region through the year 2040 and South Carolina has the second-highest projected population growth with 22.5%.
Melvin also discussed the future of Union Pier and plans to work alongside the city of Charleston and the College of Charleston’s Riley Center for Livable Communities.
“We are within the next year moving that project forward in conjunction with all of the planning that the city will be doing for a union pier as well,” she said.
During her first report last October, she revealed that eleven of the past 12 months had been record-breaking months in terms of volume, leading Charleston to move up a slot to eighth in the nation.
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This week Charleston Wine + Food (CHSWF) released its March 6 through March 10, 2024 schedule; tickets for the annual food festival go on sale at 11 a.m. Oct. 19. The 2024 festival features more than 100 events including signature dinners, excursions and the much-loved Culinary Village.All events are all-inclusive, and separate tickets are sold for individual events. There are two weekend pass ticket options, which both include access to the Culinary Vill...
This week Charleston Wine + Food (CHSWF) released its March 6 through March 10, 2024 schedule; tickets for the annual food festival go on sale at 11 a.m. Oct. 19. The 2024 festival features more than 100 events including signature dinners, excursions and the much-loved Culinary Village.
All events are all-inclusive, and separate tickets are sold for individual events. There are two weekend pass ticket options, which both include access to the Culinary Village and, depending on the pass, up to five signature events.
Alyssa Maute Smith, the festival’s executive director since January 2023, said the festival hopes to offer an experience for everyone, from locals to visitors. In that vein, the festival brings back its free street festival which was held for the first time last year and saw more than 3,500 attendees. Partnering with the city of Charleston, the Upper King Street festival featured food trucks, a wine and beer garden and live entertainment.
“It was hyper local and really family-friendly,” Maute Smith said. “Because all of our events are 21 and up, we know that parents like to engage in that level of culinary experience, too.”
The 2024 festival introduces a dedicated non-alcoholic zone, the “sober garden,” in the Culinary Village, which will feature non-alcoholic wines and cocktails. Maute Smith said the festival is also amping up its low ABV options and bringing back last year’s Counter Culture coffee bar in the Culinary Village.
The festival has offered low- and no-ABV options for years now, but this year, Maute Smith said there will be even more of an emphasis on education, including some low-ABV workshops.
Also new this year is an event called Lowcountry High Life, which celebrates all things Lowcountry, from boiled peanuts to ice cold beer.
As always, the festival offers a lengthy list of signature dinners and events which highlight both visiting and local chefs.
Maute Smith pointed to the Palmira Barbecue Signature Dinner as an example of one event that personifies the festival’s general mission: to bring in global and dynamic flavors while staying rooted in the Lowcountry. The dinner features Palmira’s chef Hector Garate and Houston’s Khói Barbecue chef Don Nguyen cooking up what they’re calling “Sovieto-style barbecue,” fusing Puerto Rican and Vietnamese cuisines with barbecue traditions from Texas and the Carolinas.
“Charleston is a port city, and we draw in travelers from all over the world,” Maute Smith said. “Something that’s been exciting for me as someone who’s from here is to see [the city’s history] brought back to the forefront of our dining scene. The amount of new international restaurants that have opened in the past five years is phenomenal.”
Maute Smith said the 2024 festival includes more signature dinners, lunches and brunches than ever before. While low-capacity events do tend to sell out, there is the option to get on a waitlist for popular events.
“These sit-down dining experiences are rooted in storytelling,” she said. One dinner with a particular emphasis on storytelling is The Root of it All, featuring chef Kevin Mitchell and James Beard-nominated Black food historian KJ Kearney.
Presented by the Department of Agriculture, this event looks at the past, present and future of Black farmers, purveyors and chefs.
In general, Maute Smith said “farmers and purveyors are the stars of the plate” at CHSWF. “Due to our proximity to the sea, and being an agriculture-heavy state, we have access to the best of the best ingredients,” she said.
All CHSWF chefs and participants receive stipends for their ingredients, and the festival offers a preferred local vendor list to encourage them to support local farmers and purveyors.
Learn more and buy tickets online at charlestonwineandfood.com.
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The 10th Anniversary Rockabillaque Swingin' Holiday Spectacular will join The Charleston Gaillard Center's Spiegeltent lineup on Friday, December 1.Tickets on sale Friday, October 20 at 11AM EST at Click Here. Gaillard Center Members receive presale access. Become a Member today! C...
The 10th Anniversary Rockabillaque Swingin' Holiday Spectacular will join The Charleston Gaillard Center's Spiegeltent lineup on Friday, December 1.
Tickets on sale Friday, October 20 at 11AM EST at Click Here. Gaillard Center Members receive presale access. Become a Member today! Contact their Advancement Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 718-1578 for more information.
The Swingin' Holiday Spectacular will be a special night celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Rockabillaque Charleston in the unique and spectacular Spiegeltent at the Gaillard Center making for an unforgettable experience. The night will be an action-packed line-up of live music with the wild Rock N' Roll/Rhythm & Blues sounds of Nashville's The Hi-Jivers featuring the bluesy, soulful vocals of Dawna Zahne. The band won an Ameripolitan Music Award for top Rockabilly band in 2023! The band's sound is inspired by the 50's and 60's but with a modern day twist of their distinctive passionate and wild original sound!
Also on the line-up is Brooklyn, New York's Screamin' Rebel Angels with their unrelenting and infectious original Rock 'n Roll sound. The band has been keeping the dance floors pulsing, and roofs rattling across stages, airwaves and turntables around the globe since 2011. Lead singer Laura Palmer was the 2020 Ameripolitan Award Winner for best 'Rockabilly Female.' The band will be bringin' their untamed live sound featuring high-octane sonic adventures that invoke the primitive energy of 1950s Rock 'n Roll infused with the soul of early Rhythm & Blues.
The show will be hosted by Miss Rockabillaque 2022 Pinup Winner, Miss Louie Le'Breeze, and the night will also feature the Miss Swingin' Holiday Pinup Contest, featuring contestants showing off their mid century glamor style, personality and attitude to compete for the title of Miss Swingin' Holiday 2023. Plus premier Classic Cars will be showcased at the entrance to the venue.
The festival started off as an idea of how great it would be to see classic cars parked all along E Montague Ave on the historic main strip in the Park Circle neighborhood of North Charleston, SC. So in 2013 they dove in and created Rockabillaque (rock-a-bill-a-que) which is the combined name of rockabilly music meets bbq. The show was one block long with a flatbed stage, forty classic cars, six bands and drew 1200 people who came out to enjoy the day. They were blown away and considered it a big success!
Now ten years later it has grown to be the biggest festival of its kind in the Carolinas with over 20k in attendees coming out annually for the action-packed weekend of fun. They now have over four outdoor stages, over twenty-five bands coming from all over the map including nationally and internationally, over 400 car and bikes in the Classic Car & Vintage Bike Show, over 70 vendors, their Pinup Contests has over 35 ladies compete annually for the title plus the Tattoo and Beard & Mustache Contests. Now celebrating their 10th Anniversary it is truly amazing to look back at how much Rockabillaque has grown, with people coming in from all over to experience the action-packed weekend of fun every year.
Rockabillaque is produced by Simon Cantlon of Vive Le Rock Productions who also produces Park Circle Pride. Rockabillaque has also expanded to its sister event, Rockabillaque Florida, which is now in its 4th year and returns January 20th, 2024 to the Seminole Casino in Immokalee, Florida. They also pride ourselves with their charity work with every festival being a fundraiser for an amazing organization including in past years, This Is Noteworthy, Valiant Animal Rescue and Park Circle Cares. This year they are in support of men's health programs funded by Movember, including cancer, mental health and more. Find out more about Rockabillaque here www.rockabillaque.com
A leader in the performing arts in the Southeast, the Charleston Gaillard Center commissions, supports, and presents ambitious, multidisciplinary cultural programming and provides access to the best local, national, and global artists and companies on its stage. Deeply rooted in the community, the Gaillard Center committed to elevating local and regional voices and partnering with Charleston institutions to reflect the city's diversity, both on stage and off. Through programming on its public campus and extensive arts education initiatives, the Gaillard Center serves as a platform to participate in community building and essential dialogue.
Established as a nonprofit in 2015, its campus includes the 1,818-seat Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall, a 16,000 square-foot exhibition hall that is home to artistic activations, community and corporate events, and celebrations, and an adjacent park space that was recently activated for artistic presentations. Behind the scenes the Gaillard Center also fosters a culture of excellence and inclusion, employing a robust and talented staff, and providing opportunities for growth and engagement across the arts sector. Find more information and upcoming programming at gaillardcenter.org.