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By Kyra Morris, contributing editor | 2016 spoke loudly of the desire for change. The message is real. Unfortunately, the answers are being overlooked.
The answers do not reside in the divisive behavior and climate that sells media and creates emotional drama. The answers can be found by looking at what positive things exist in the communities around us. There is concrete evidence that positive change can happen – is happening. I have witnessed innovative ideas that are making a difference in Nashville, Tenn., Greenville, S.C., Raleigh, N.C., Indianapolis, Ind., San Antonio, Texas, and right here in Charleston. It often is a choice we have to make to see the good over the bad.
By Kyra Morris, contributing editor | History was made June 23 of this year when the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU). For two days after the so-called “Brexit” vote, the U.S. stock market offered buying opportunities.
The DOW fell over 600 points on the June 25 and another nearly 300 points on the following Monday. Then the rebound began. Within the following month, the S&P and the DOW not only regained their pre-Brexit levels, but went on to achieve record highs. International markets since the vote – everywhere but the UK — also rebounded. This include both developed and emerging markets. This is only one month. Does it give us any idea of what to expect going forward?
By Kyra Morris, contributing editor | The Charleston area is our home. This area includes Charleston County, Berkeley County and Dorchester County. It’s changing, and it’s happening quickly. The passive approach is to sit back and simply marvel, or perhaps we can complain at the increase in traffic with poor road conditions, the high cost of housing and the quality of our educational system. The active approach is to get involved.
The Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce (CMCC) joined together to form a collaborative initiative. The purpose is to create a multi-fibered think tank representing the public sector, private sector, nonprofit and educational organizations within our region to further enhance and sustain our economy while maintaining the quality of life we all cherish. They call this initiative One Region: A Global Competitive Strategy.
By Kyra Morris, contributing editor | 1977 – the beginning of Charleston’s emergence as a world destination city– was also the first year of Spoleto Festival USA. Is this a coincidence, or is there a correlation?
Gian Carlo Menotti, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer, sought to establish a sister festival to the Festival dei Due Mondi of Spoleto, Italy. After a comprehensive search for the right place, he chose Charleston. It met his expectations for old world charm, historical architecture, and abundance of theatres and other performance spaces, including the variety of beautifully-maintained churches that reminded him of those in Italy.
By Kyra Morris, contributing editor | In May of 2015, Volvo chose South Carolina to build its first plant in North America. Volvo will build its factory on a 2,800-acre parcel of the Camp Hall Industrial Campus near Ridgeville in Berkeley County. It will be a 575-acre first phase development with an initial 2,000-worker assembly plant. Volvo’s investment for its American presence in our home state will begin at $500 million.
Why Ridgeville? Ridgeville is a small town with a population of approximately 2,000 people who live 12 miles northwest of Summerville. Ridgeville is also 30 miles from a thriving port that currently exports more than 800 BMWs a day. The proximity to a vital port that provides access overseas is a very important factor for Volvo.
By Kyra Morris, contributing editor | This is an election year, and often we hear that election years are bad years for market returns. This is a particularly interesting, unusual and unexpected election year. The markets are jittery. What though really is the correlation of election years and the subsequent years to market returns?
By Kyra Morris, contributing editor | “Coming Together” is the theme of Charleston’s newly-elected mayor, John Tecklenburg. Charleston does not just represent the formal city of Charleston but the whole tri-county area, and coming together in Charleston is not new.
In the Nov. 30 issue of Charleston Currents:
PHOTO: Parade of Boats coming soon
FOCUS, Kristin French: Palmetto Scholars Academy, a success story
BRACK: Pandering to fear isn’t American way
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: LaFond Law
MONEY, Kyra Morris: Have a financially-savvy holiday season
GOOD NEWS: Riley Waterfront Park, more
FEEDBACK: Send us your letters
CALENDAR, Nov. 30+: Revving it up for the holidays
MYSTERY: You might have seen this one
BROADUS: Big check for One80 Place
S.C. ENCYCLOPEDIA: Voorhees College
In the Sept. 28, 2015, issue:
PHOTO: Blood supermoon, courtesy of New Mexico
FOCUS, John Tecklenburg: Will put residents’ quality of life first as mayor
BRACK: State’s tax structure needs work, not praise
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: SCIWAY
MORRIS: Blood supermoon: Astronomical phenomenon or apocalypse?
GOOD NEWS: Cannon Street Y All-Stars to be honored
FEEDBACK: On Stavrinakis candidacy, Haley’s posturing
CALENDAR, Sept. 28+: Festivals all over the place
MYSTERY: Where is this old bridge?
S.C. ENCYCLOPEDIA: Loggerhead turtles