Charleston In The News (July 2020 Edition)
U.K. Automotive Manufacturer ARKONIK, LTD. Selects Charleston for its First U.S. Location and North American Headquarters
(Charleston Regional Development Alliance)
The region’s fast-growing automotive manufacturing sector has added a new key player, Arkonik Ltd, a world leader in creating custom vehicles, has selected Charleston for its first U.S. location and North American headquarters.
Established in 2006 and headquartered in the United Kingdom, Arkonik Ltd., specializes in the restoration and customization of Land Rover Defenders for customers all over the world. They also plan to manufacture an electric vehicle in 2021. Arkonik anticipates steady growth potential for its new Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) location in the City of Charleston in Berkeley County. READ MORE...
MUSC Children’s Hospital Ranked No. 1 in South Carolina
(MUSC Catalyst News)
In what has been a memorable year on many fronts for MUSC Children’s Health, new rankings from U.S. News & World Report place the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital in the No. 1 position for the state. The rankings come just four months after the hospital opened, and as South Carolina deals with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Four specialty programs within the hospital have been singled out by U.S. News & World Report for national recognition: cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology (kidney), gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery and cancer. READ MORE…
Non-Profit Donations Increase, Despite COVID-19 Pressures
(SC Biz News)
The Charleston Regional Business Journal reports that although the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the national unemployment rate to 13.3% in May and has shut down many businesses, donors across the country are rallying around nonprofits at a time when most people say it is most needed. The article mentions that according to the Better Business Bureau, 84% of donors say they plan to either maintain or increase their donation levels for 2020.
Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Columbia and Greenville Will Require the Use of Face Masks in Public
(SC Biz News)
Following the reported increase in COVID-19 cases in the state, on June 25th the City of Charleston passed an emergency law requiring individuals to wear face coverings in public areas inside the city. The city also extended the suspension of business license penalties.
The face-coverings law goes into effect July 1 and will continue for 60 days unless the city determines it’s not needed sooner. Charleston is following similar ordinances that were issued by the City of Columbia (on June 23rd) and the City of Greenville (on June 22nd). The Town of Mount Pleasant issued a similar ordinance, as did Summerville. READ MORE…