business and finance

In South Carolina, tourism is big business and many municipalities outside of the normal tourist zones in our state are looking for ways grab a piece of the action.  Because of its proximity to the National Audubon Society's Francis Beidler Forest, our next guest’s town has decided to make birdwatching its tourism focus.

Mike Switzer interviews Colin Martin, administrator for the Town of Summerville, SC.

Most people are aware that our state has an established reputation in the automotive industry, insurance technology, and now aerospace.  But few are aware that we are gaining quite a foothold in cancer research.  Our next guest’s Upstate company, for example, has developed a vaccine that is showing promise in patients with solid tumor cancers such as melanoma, lung, colon, breast, and more.

Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Thomas Wagner, chief researcher at Orbis Health Solutions in Greenville, SC.

If you’ve lived in our state for a while, you have a pretty good idea of how important tourism is to our economy.  And probably the biggest parts of that industry are hotels and restaurants.

Mike Switzer interviews Katie Montgomery, director of communications for the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association

Most people are familiar with the bull and bear markets in stocks but I would be willing to wager that not many people are following the ups and downs in the bond market. For example, did you know that we are currently in a 35-year bull run in bonds? And our next guest says that may be about to end.

Mike Switzer interviews Roy Janse, a certified financial planner in Greenville, SC.

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.