The Breakout Cities on the Forefront of America’s Economic Recovery

May 9, 2021 (Source: Wall Street Journal)  – Rising stars such as Greenville, S.C., Des Moines, Iowa, and Provo, Utah, built out vibrant economies even before the pandemic; now, they are drawing new workers and businesses The pandemic is accelerating growth in midsize cities, positioning them to lead the charge in the nation’s economic rebound.…

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SC Real Estate Simmering on All Fronts

November 23, 2020 (Source: Greenville Magaine/L. C. Leach III) Be it large or small commercial, industrial, office, retail, residential, or space devoted to tourism and greenery, the current real estate market in South Carolina is a boom looking for a place to erupt. And during the inaugural SC Leadership Exchange webinar in November, real estate…

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How Congress Can Improve Laws on Land Conservation

Source: The Hill/Robert Ramsay (September 18, 2020) Thankfully Congress has already taken action this year that will ensure more land is saved from development and available for recreational pursuits, but more remains to be done. Specifically, in July, Congress passed the Great American Outdoors Act with bipartisan support, fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This…

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Follow the Green Money as Coronavirus Spreads

Source: Politico.com (April 3, 2020) – What is sustainable finance? It’s where the money is, or was. Before the coronavirus crisis hit, there was a fast-building global wave of money flowing toward financing a more sustainable future: from green buildings to renewable energy, from more efficient factories to 479 green bonds in 2019 alone. Yet for…

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“LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building will endure especially because it makes economic sense.”

-U.S. Green Building Council