Economy

Saving Americana, and more

Below is my opinion editorial that ran in today’s State:—————————————————————————————————— I hope Kristy Eppley Rupon’s recent story about the pending demise of three locally owned hardware stores (“Hammered: The Great Recession,” Aug. 23) opened some eyes to a problem that has been developing for some time. The owners of these and other hardware stores interviewed […]

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Opinion: Main Street wants Wall Street reform

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette July 15, 2010 Opinion: Main Street wants Wall Street reform Small business needs stable financing to create jobs and serve customers By Frank Knapp Jr. Small business organizations and owners across this country want Wall Street reform, but you wouldn’t know it from the attention the media gives to the U.S. Chamber of

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Opinion: The fourth pillar for success

The State August 18, 2008 By Frank Knapp Jr. Recently, legislative and economic development leaders announced “an outline for South Carolina’s future economic success and job creation plan.” They identified three pillars for success: manufacturing, distribution and services industries; tourism; and the knowledge economy. Under their plan, the Department of Commerce would continue to provide

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Opinion: Putting tax dollars to work in S.C.

The State April 29, 2008 By Frank Knapp In a guest column on March 13, Commerce Secretary Joe Taylor said his agency had modified the state’s film industry incentives in order to “encourage the hiring of South Carolinians and the purchasing of products from South Carolina businesses.” The S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce believes

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