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Growing Population Threatens SC Sustainability

South Carolina Business Review
SC Public Radio

Our state’s population continues to grow and maybe even more rapidly now because of the pandemic which is motivating people and companies to look to less urban and less congested areas. This trend is going to have an impact on our environment and natural resources and this concern has led to the creation of our next guest’s organization.

Mike Switzer interviews Ethel Bunch, president and CEO of SustainSC in Columbia, SC.

Disclaimer: Mike Switzer will be a volunteer moderator at an upcoming webinar hosted by SustainSC and The Nature Conservancy

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.