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Researching Our State's Housing Needs

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The South Carolina Housing Finance and Development Authority, now known as SC Housing, recently hired a chief research officer.  His first task was to determine our statewide housing needs.  His report is finished and he says it includes some startling statistics that he has brought with him to our studio today.

Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Bryan Grady, chief research officer with SC Housing in Columbia, SC.

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After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.