Business & Finance

By now, surely you have seen a drone or two or three flying around for some reason or another.  More often than not, that reason is an economic one.  They are being used to promote economic development, provide mapping data, assess infrastructure damage from storms, and a for variety of promotional and marketing purposes.  That's just one of the topics that will be covered at the upcoming South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo.

SC Healthcare Update

Aug 16, 2017
Lynn Bailey
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

Both Congress and the president are on vacation until after Labor Day and as a result, the healthcare debate has quieted down significantly since the vote collapse a few weeks ago.  But our resident healthcare economist says that just because things are quite, there’s still plenty to talk about.

Mike Switzer interviews Lynn Bailey, a healthcare economist in Columbia, SC.

Ever since the early days of the Internet, we’ve heard the phrase and many of us have experienced the phrase “information overload”.  Our next guest says this overwhelming abundance of information has also made do-it-yourself financial planning kind of confusing and is bringing people back to the desks of financial planners.  But she also says, you should know how to pick the financial planner that’s right for you.

John Warner
Concepts to Companies

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina.

Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder of the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Louise Blais, Canada's Consul General to the U.S.
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

According to the latest trade statistics, our state’s exports to Canada total about $3.5 billion dollars a year.  Our imports from Canada come to about $2.9 billion.  All of which leads to about 165,000 jobs in South Carolina that depend on that trade relationship with our northern neighbor.

Mike Switzer interviews Consul General Louise Blais, Canada’s top diplomat in the Southeast United States.

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