South Carolina Business Review

Mon-Fri, 7:51 am

The South Carolina Business Review, with host Mike Switzer, focuses on news from South Carolina's business community with interviews of many small business owners and business leaders from around the state. South Carolina's nonprofits, including its colleges and universities are also regularly featured on the program, as well as many of the state's small business support organizations. 

S.C. Business Review Archive 1 (June 2011- September 2014)

S.C. Business Review Archive 2 (PDF; February 2003 - May  2011)

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed on The South Carolina Business Review are their own and are not necessarily those of South Carolina Public Radio.

Erin Hall
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

When a nonprofit organization is searching for a new leader, high on the list of qualifications is that person’s ability to engage and partner with the business community.  A skill which next guest says no doubt helped her to attain her new position.

Mike Switzer interviews Erin Hall, CEO of Palmetto Association for Children and Families in Columbia, SC.

Most everyone who lives in South Carolina, and probably most who have visited here, know the popularity of our sweetgrass basket makers.  But, when sweetgrass began to become more scarce, our next guest taught herself how to use bulrush, a darker, more brittle marsh grass to make what she calls her Beaufort Basket which is now on display at premier locations around the country, including the Smithsonian.

Joey von Nessen
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

Recent economic reports are showing that our state continues to perform better than the country as a whole, however some of those upbeat economic indicators are also slowing down.  Could the third longest economic recovery in our history be coming to an end?

An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community.

Mike Switzer interviews Andy Owens, managing editor of SCBizNews, the company that publishes the Columbia Regional Business Report, Charleston Regional Business Journal, GSA Business and SCBizNews magazine.

Lola Jordan
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

Regardless of the uncertainty surrounding healthcare, one thing is certain, costs are continuing to go up.  Which is why many companies are developing ways help those in the healthcare industry get their costs under control.  Some of that technology is being built in Columbia, South Carolina, a nationally recognized hub for the healthcare IT industry.

Mike Switzer interviews Lola Jordan, president of Companion Data Services in Columbia, SC.