SC military hopes to curb wind farms, regulate drones and exempt taxes for vets in 2020

Jobs & Economy
News · March 1, 2020

A Palmetto Promise Institute blog post is featured in this Post & Courier story regarding reciprocating occupational and professional licenses across state lines for military spouses.  By Thomas Novelly It’s been a tough year for the S.C. Military Base Task Force. More than a dozen bills proposed in 2019 made little traction in the Statehouse. And

South Carolina on the verge of removing obstacles to work for military spouses

Jobs & Economy
Blog · February 21, 2020

On Thursday, H.3263\S.455 passed through conference committee and now awaits ratification and a signature by the Governor. Once signed into law, the new statue will allow the state to issue a temporary professional or occupational license to spouses of military service members who move to South Carolina with an existing license from another state. This

South Carolina removes barriers to work for military families

Jobs & Economy
Blog · March 29, 2019

On March 7, 2019, H.3263 (The Armed Service Members and Spouses Professional and Occupational Licensing Act) unanimously passed the SC House of Representatives. If passed by the Senate and signed into law, the new statute would allow military members and their spouses to work in South Carolina without actually holding a South Carolina occupational license.

The Struggles of Rural America

Jobs & Economy
Blog · August 8, 2017

History says that Americans will do what they must for upward mobility. Move three states over for a new job. Scrimp and save for college. Learn a new trade. The history of America is, in part, a narrative of creative men and women testing the limits of their ingenuity to achieve their goals. According to

SC Job Climate Snapshot: Spring 2017

Jobs & Economy
Blog · June 2, 2017

According to the most recent data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the SC Department of Employment & Workforce, 1,700 jobs were created in the Palmetto State in the month of April, 2017. The leisure and hospitality sector showed the most robust growth, while professional and business services shed 1,400 jobs. Currently South