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5:52 am on Monday December 17, 2012

No-action: A 12-year big picture film drought in Beaufort

Flickr user dctennis If you've wondered why Beaufort hasn't seen a big screen movie production come to town in the last 12 years, you won't have been the first. The Island Packet's Patrick Donohue shares the story of the film drought, noting that at...
9:31 am on Monday February 27, 2012

200 tech jobs: PeopleMatter expanding to Upper King Street (update: lands $14 million investment)

Image by PeopleMatter A rendering of the property in it's restored state.Update February 27: Morgenthaler, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, is injecting $14 million into PeopleMatter. The deal also marks the first time a major Silicon Valley...
3:26 am on Wednesday November 30, 2011

Boosting Beaufort's image with fantastic video

A still from the video. Hoping to give a more casual, accessible, and grand view of Beaufort's scenic and historic offerings, the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Visitor & Convention Bureau has launched a video introduction — and a pretty...
7:06 am on Thursday October 27, 2011

Charleston County works incentives to attract $39.1 million in investment

Charleston County Council gave an inititial thumbs up to a trio of incentives that could mean $39.1 million worth of investment in the county. Yes, one of those is the much-discussed relocation of PeopleMatter onto Upper King Street. The other two...
7:06 am on Saturday June 11, 2011

Though missing 'X-Men' film deal, Savannah still says film incentives served it, Georgia well

Image by Flickr user JPhilipsonHere's some film-incentive food for thought from down the road. With the new X-Men: First Class hopping in theaters, the Savannah area is quite happy that the movie was filmed down the road on Jekyll Island (even if...
10:59 pm on Monday June 6, 2011

Though only nearly winning 'X-Men' filming, Savannah says film incentives are a big win for the city, Georgia

Flickr user JPhilipson With the new "X-Men: First Class" hopping in theaters, the Savannah area is quite happy that the movie was filmed down the road on Jekyll Island. (Even if the closer Tybee Island lost out.) Officials say they see it as a sign...
3:00 am on Monday May 16, 2011

Economic development wars: Bluffton considers incentives to draw businesses in

Flickr user SigmaMarketing While Beaufort County's economic development efforts are unraveling, Bluffton officials are at work brainstorming for ideas on how they could attract businesses to the Lowcountry, according to a Monday, May 16, report from...
10:34 am on Tuesday April 26, 2011

Beaufort's Davis leads push to disclose more info on business deals (update: Davis gaining national attention)

Flickr user lutherankorean Updated April 26: Would you be surprised to see Sen. Tom Davis, Fareed Zakaria and Jonathan Rauch's names mentioned in the same blog post? What if that blog were on The Huffington Post? Well, you wouldn't be alone. Davis...
9:33 am on Monday February 21, 2011

Drawing movie production to Beaufort with a film festival (updated)

Flickr user icebergprinciple Update February 21: WSAV's approach to the film festival seems to have caught some traction within the community since it was first reported. Juliann Vachon has an interesting feature in today's Island Packet about the...
4:40 am on Monday December 20, 2010

Is Beaufort due to get a new shopping center? Not so fast! (updated: Maybe there is something to it)

Flickr user hercwad Updated December 20: The Island Packet has a report that there indeed is something to talk of a new shopping center going up across from the Walmart on S.C. 170. The Packet's report (read it here) states that Horne Properties has...

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