Charleston in the News - September 2018
Here are some of the news items that appeared in different media about Charleston, SC:
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EXPERTS PRAISE COUNTY, REGION FOR EXAMPLE OF INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY
The Summerville Journal Scene
August 30, 2018
Foreign companies are flocking to South Carolina, specifically the Charleston Metro region—and Dorchester County is one place reaping the benefits.
But the Palmetto State has roots in foreign trade relationships dating back to the 17th century so it’s really no surprise...
GOOGLE INVESTING AN ADDITIONAL $600 MILLION IN ITS BERKELEY COUNTY OPERATIONS
South Carolina Department of Commerce
August 29, 2018
Google today confirmed plans to further expand its existing campus in Berkeley County, marking the 10-year anniversary of its data center at the Mount Holly Commerce Park. The expansion is projected to bring approximately $600 million of additional capital investment. With this new announcement, Google’s total investment in Berkeley County will reach approximately $2.4 billion.
MUSC, SIEMENS WILL FORMALLY PARTNER, AIM TO USE AI TO CHANGE PATIENT EXPERIENCE
The Post & Courier
August 28, 2018
The president of the Medical University of South Carolina on Monday called today’s health care system “fractured,” “broken,” “wasteful” and “duplicative.” Then he announced a new partnership he hopes will upend all of that.
MUSC is embarking on a 10-year partnership with Siemens, the industrial manufacturing giant. MUSC and Siemens executives announced the agreement to MUSC staff and local leaders in a packed auditorium Monday morning.
They told the audience they want to use Siemens’ artificial intelligence capabilities across the system. One application will be in predicting the best ways to treat each person using information about how countless other patients fared.
STEM PREMIER GETS $9M INVESTMENT FROM K12 INC.
Columbia Business Journal
August 23, 2018
STEM Premier, a Mount Pleasant-based online platform focused on connecting students and workers with jobs, has garnered a $9 million strategic investment from K12 Inc., an online curriculum provider.
The STEM platform is an online recruiting tool. It allows students to create “talent profiles” for their career paths and to highlight their skills. Educators can use it to recruit students to their schools, and employers can use it to find future workers. STEM Premier has more than 370,000 talent profiles from more than 19,000 schools across the country, the release said.
STEM Premier’s platform will be incorporated into K12’s nationwide Career Technical Education programs, according to a news release. The partnership will help match students with careers in health care, IT, construction and manufacturing.