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South Carolina Business Review
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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. 

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The South Carolina Business Review is a production of Magnolia Media for South Carolina Public Radio.

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  • When the stock market is making all-time highs, the question on many investors’ minds is “Is now a good time to buy stocks?” Our next guest says that that is actually not the right question to ask.
  • Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, a serial entrepreneur and founder of Innoventure in Greenville, S.C. John shares his personal experience recently with medical technology in our state.
  • For five decades now, our next guest’s organization has been pioneering medical genetics across not only our state, but the nation, as well. Last month, they kicked off their latest initiative, a major effort in Alzheimer's research. Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Steve Skinner, director of the Greenwood Genetics Center in Greenwood, SC.
  • You would think that in today’s world of the Internet (what we used to call the Information Superhighway), most people would be fairly knowledgeable about finances. But our next guest says there is still plenty of work to do. Mike Switzer interviews Chandler Jordan, the new executive director of the SC Council on Economic Education in Columbia, SC.
  • Our next guest says that while our state’s recent economic growth and prosperity has grown it has also further increased existing disparities in our communities. Which is something their latest summit will be addressing. Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Shawn Edwards, the board chair at TogetherSC, host of the upcoming SC Nonprofit Summit, Feb 21-23 in Charleston, SC.
  • Satire is defined as a genre of the arts in which abuses and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, often with the intent that some improvement would result. Our next guest hopes to provide us with a little satire today of what he sees as a popular fad in the financial services industry. And he’s hoping you will find the satire useful. Mike Switzer interviews Rick Van Der Noord, a certified financial planner in Greenville SC.
  • Our state’s leading economic development agency recently unveiled a new slogan and long-term plan that includes targeting sectors like advanced energy, electric vehicles, and life sciences for further development. Mike Switzer interviews Harry Lightsey, secretary of the South Carolina Department of Commerce in Columbia, SC.
  • Our state’s tourism industry continues to grow and our next guest’s annual event continues to add to that growth. In fact, MovieMaker magazine recently named it as one of the best film festival destinations in the country. Mike Switzer interviews Ron Tucker, director of the Beaufort International Film Festival in Beaufort, SC.
  • From Pennsylvania to Mississippi, our next guest’s South Carolina agricultural technology company’s seeds are being planted, helping improve the profitability of local farms while reducing the carbon intensity of food and feed production. And this technology recently earned them the 2023 Innovision Sustainability award. Mike Switzer interviews Zach Brenton, founder of Carolina Seed Systems in Florence, SC.
  • Since 1983, our next guest’s nonprofit has been involved in furthering wildlife conservation and education in our region of the country with several programs throughout the year. The main event is coming soon to the Lowcountry and bringing with it a nice boost to the local economy. Mike Switzer interviews John Powell, president and CEO of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition coming to Charleston Feb. 16-18.