RELEASE: New Report Finds Santee Cooper at Mercy of Credit Market

Energy
News · September 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  September 24, 2020 Media Contact: Lawson Mansell Policy Content Manager (843) 694-1540 ​​lawson@palmettopromise.org New Analysis: Santee Cooper at Mercy of Credit Market Columbia, SC. (September 24, 2020) – A scholar with Palmetto Promise Institute (PPI), the most prolific publisher of independent analysis on Santee Cooper, today released a new report on the state agency. The study, written as a Memorandum to state leaders by Dr. Katie Grace of Clemson Economics

Release: Palmetto Promise Institute fights to restore SAFE Grants for South Carolina students

Education
Blog · July 28, 2020

Palmetto Promise is represented by national school choice attorneys from the Liberty Justice Center. COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 28, 2020) — Today, Palmetto Promise Institute asked an Orangeburg, S.C. judge to allow the governor’s new Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE) Grants program to move forward. If the judge sides with Palmetto Promise, thousands of students

Palmetto Promise Institute Hails New McMaster SAFE Grants Education Program

Education
Blog · July 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2020 Media Contact: Lawson Mansell Policy Content Manager 843-694-1540  Palmetto Promise Institute Hails New McMaster SAFE Grants Education Program Greenville, SC – In a news conference today at Hampton Park Christian School, Governor Henry McMaster unveiled a bold new education program designed to help meet the educational needs of working

Palmetto Promise Institute Unveils Economic “Jumpstart” Plan

Jobs & Economy
May 12, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBIA, SC (May 12, 2020) – Palmetto Promise Institute, an independent public policy research foundation, released a report today outlining 12 steps to jumpstart South Carolina’s economy. “These 12 common sense ideas are the spark our state’s economic engine needs,” Palmetto Promise CEO Ellen Weaver said in releasing the list. “Each one

Palmetto Promise Institute Responds to DOA Santee Cooper report

Energy
February 11, 2020

Columbia, SC. (Feb. 11, 2020) – Palmetto Promise Institute (PPI), the most prolific publisher of independent analysis of state-owned utility Santee Cooper, issued the following statement in response to the report released this morning by the state Department of Administration (DOA): “The facts of the DOA report are clearly in line with what our two

PPI Champions State Role in Education Choice Initiatives in Joint Letter to DeVos

Education
June 7, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBIA – Palmetto Promise Institute (PPI) joined 12 other leading state and national organizations in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, outlining the importance of state-led efforts on education choice and emphasizing the need to remain true to the tenets of federalism—in particular, by moving education decision-making out of

Bluffton #1 Most Enterprise-friendly City in SC

Jobs & Economy
April 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Formula-based research aims for comprehensiveness; results are a blueprint for the future Columbia, SC — The research is in: South Carolina is a great place to do business. In a recent report, Palmetto Promise Institute (PPI) unveiled the most enterprise-friendly cities in the state. Topping the list is the Town of Bluffton. Buoyed