JOBS + BUSINESS GROWTH

Share the latest updates from the Jobs + Business Growth Action Team.

derek.b.lotts
a day ago

With the way things are at the moment, startups in almost every industry have huge chances of succeeding. The reason behind it is that they are considered to be innovators and often offer unique solut
Technology Incubator
May 3, 2018

"The Opportunity Zones program is designed to incentivize patient capital investments in low-income communities nationwide. All of the underlying incentives relate to the tax treatment of capital gain
Rock Hill Econ Dev
Apr 12, 2018

The Jobs and Business Growth Team met on 3/20 and discussed several topics, including... The coordination of entrepreneurship and innovation services and facilities, and the concept of providing “lan
dlawrence
Mar 22, 2018

I have talked about how many incentives are out of alignment with our economic development goals. Specifically, several incentives address property taxes and support real estate investments while the
Technology Incubator
Mar 19, 2018

Tomorrow at 3:00 PM we have our action group meeting in the Incubator. This is a one hour meeting for targeted discussions adhering to our agenda. Here are the items on the agenda: 1. A draft list of
dlawrence
Feb 21, 2018

A discussion on incentives should be held as part of this planning process. The incentives used over the last twenty years or more do not fit well with the businesses we speak with now. Businesses n
Rock Hill Econ Dev
Feb 6, 2018

What are some other communities that have transformed themselves in the past few years? Are these places we can visit, or can we invite someone to come to Rock Hill and give us insight/answer our ques
derek.b.lotts
Nov 6

Before we get deeper into what makes a great side hustle, it’s important to define the term side-hustle, to begin with. First of all, it’s an activity that doesn’t require too much active involvement
ameliorateservices
Apr 26, 2018

Had a great time attending the SPARKCenter tour in Spartanburg, SC with the Talent Development and Attraction action team. It was good to see the humongous support from the county in creating and mai
Technology Incubator
Apr 12, 2018

This month we've been lucky enough to be paired up with Jarrus Mitchell and his team from NDE Institute. After a few meetings with Jarrus, it became apparent that NDE Institute is a must have client f
Technology Incubator
Mar 21, 2018

Yesterday, Tuesday, 20 March 2018, our action group had our first meeting following the Knowledge Park Action Plan unveiling three weeks ago. We had a great showing of local business leaders and discu
Technology Incubator
Mar 15, 2018

One of the best parts of the Technology Incubator is we get to see first hand the brilliant ideas that are emerging in Knowledge Park. Yesterday, David Warner met with a local company that is revoluti
dlawrence
Feb 21, 2018

Durham, NC has evolved from its tobacco roots into a diverse economy. Trading tobacco for textiles, there are similarities with Rock Hill. The Durham Innovation District is a project underway right
derek.b.lotts
Nov 5

One of the biggest challenges that small enterprises encounter in the business world is the problem of security. Namely, there’s a misconception that in order for your business to be secure, you need
Technology Incubator
Apr 23, 2018

On Tuesday, 17 April 2018, our committee had it's second meeting proceeding the unveiling of the Action Plan. Previously, our group began discussing the impacts of a small pool of loanable funds that
Technology Incubator
Apr 12, 2018

The Jobs and Business Growth Action Team is meeting next Tuesday, April 17th from 3-4pm in the Technology Incubator space. The current focus is on exploring incentive options for new businesses, parti
dlawrence
Mar 19, 2018

The Development Action Team is thinking about the American Underground development in Durham, NC. See this post: https://www.knowledgeparkrocks.com/forum/development/american-underground
Technology Incubator
Mar 15, 2018

On Tuesday, 13 March 2018, David Lawrence, Russell Cook, Robert Alexander, and David Warner got the opportunity to visit the Next Center in Greenville to learn a little bit more about how they're help
dlawrence
Feb 21, 2018

A core group working on Jobs and Business Growth have thought about several places including... Chattanooga, TN has made headlines for its growing tech sector, environmental commitment and 10-gigabit