Construction means progress for South Carolina’s economy. Experts speaking at the University of South Carolina’s annual Economic Outlook Conference in December made their forecasts for how the state’s economy should shape up in the new year. According to research economist Joseph Von Nessen, the trends will include a leveling off of economic growth (after several years of steady increase, so it’s not a bad thing), a tighter labor market (which is good for job seekers), and a strong housing demand.
Megan Hickman of non-profit economic development organization Enginuity SC was “bullish” about the economic future, especially for the Midlands. She said she was particularly excited that the leadership and drive is being provided by the private sector.