Spotlight on South Carolina

South Carolina plays an important role in driving the Charlotte region’s economy.  Four of the state’s counties are members of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance’s Economic Development Advisory Council.  These counties include: Chester, Chesterfield, Lancaster and York. 

For the 11th consecutive year, South Carolina has earned a top stop in Area Development magazine’s list of “Top States for Doing Business in 2020.”  South Carolina made the annual list at #3 (behind third place Georgia and second place Tennessee and ahead of fifth place North Carolina). 

Read Area Development magazine’s 2020 rankings here.



Financial Modeling + Stress Testing

PwC surveyed 50 U.S. and Mexico finance leaders last week to gain insights into how COVID-19 is likely to impact their companies. 40% of the survey participants said they were facing difficulty in assessing the impact.

That difficulty is understandable. That said, now is the right time for CEOs, CFOs and other leaders to embrace the uncertainty and leverage financial modeling and stress testing to help in reassessing near-term priorities.

We can help.


ISM’s Report on Business

The Institute For Supply Management‘s Manufacturing “Report On Business” is often cited as a key barometer of the economy.  The organization released its latest report on September 3, 2019 with statistics showing that manufacturing activity has shifted into reverse last month for the first time in three years. 

Learn About ISM’s “Report On Business”


The Gig Economy Goes Global

This past summer, Morgan Stanley published research on the growing global gig economy.  The study shared that the USA’s freelance workforce has grown three times faster than the overall workforce.  Freelancers today represent about 35% of the total U.S. working population, and Morgan Stanley shared that this number could represent more than 50% of the nation’s workforce by 2027.   Read a high-level overview of the study to learn more about the drivers behind today’s gig economy.