The Economic Landscape

1975 TO PRESENT. South Carolinians, businesses and organizations help define and establish business and economic practices in the late 20th century and early 21st century.
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Darla Moore | Carolina Snaps


Did you know Darla Moore was the first woman featured on the cover of Fortune Magazine and was listed as one of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business”? Born and raised in Lake City, South...
Hurricanes | South Carolina Public Radio


"H" is for Hurricanes. The term “hurricane” comes from the West Indian word “hurrican,” which means “big wind.” Hurricanes are classified into five categories using the Saffir-Simpson scale based on...
Sea Change
Episode 7


Global warming also threatens the low country’s cultures, and the people living in the region. Making sweet-grass baskets, and growing rice have African origins, being passed down and taught through...
Sea Change
Episode 5


Climate change has also made a significant impact on the economy of the low country. The billion dollar tourism industry is at risk, since banks may stop lending money due to rising maintenance and...
Reflections of Columbia
Episode 8


In the 1970s, the growth of state government jobs and light industry began to draw people from outside the midlands into Columbia. New generations of residents moved back into Downtown Columbia, and...
Episode 2


In the 1980s, the town of Boykin got a major revival boost when Susan Simpson chose the location to open her broom shop. Susan Simpson discusses how she got into making brooms, and how they are made.
The Town Of Ellenton | History Of SC Slide Collection
The Town Of Ellenton | History Of SC Slide Collection
Episode 9


Ellenton, one of several towns that was moved in order to make room for the Savannah River Plant (see South Carolina Enters The Nuclear Age ). Here Herbert Harden, Railway Express Agent, moves bundles...