84 episodes

So, what's The Buzz?
Nexsen Pruet's economic development attorneys are among the best in the business for a reason. Join us weekly as attorneys Burnie Maybank and Tushar Chikliker, alongside co-host Kara Gormley Meador, explore various facets of South Carolina's econ dev landscape with guests from around the state (and region). Hear directly from folks like local developers, state officials, site selectors and more - join us to learn something new, and have a few laughs, too!

The Buzz | an Economic Development Podcast The Buzz | an Economic Development Podcast

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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

So, what's The Buzz?
Nexsen Pruet's economic development attorneys are among the best in the business for a reason. Join us weekly as attorneys Burnie Maybank and Tushar Chikliker, alongside co-host Kara Gormley Meador, explore various facets of South Carolina's econ dev landscape with guests from around the state (and region). Hear directly from folks like local developers, state officials, site selectors and more - join us to learn something new, and have a few laughs, too!

    Episode 82: Burnie and Kara

    Episode 82: Burnie and Kara

    This week Kara and Burnie, co-host of The Buzz, discuss South Carolina’ Economic Development and Tax Rankings. Burnie brings years of research and expertise to the episode as the former Director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue and a Nexsen Pruet attorney.

    • 24 min
    Episode 81: Jeff Ruble, Director of Richland County Economic Development

    Episode 81: Jeff Ruble, Director of Richland County Economic Development

    Kara and Tushar are joined by Jeff Ruble, Director of Richland County Economic Development. Jeff has a seasoned history working on some of the largest economic development projects to approach South Carolina in his 30 years experience. Tune in for an update on the progression of economic development in SC.

    • 25 min
    Episode 80: Dan Ellzey, South Carolina’s Department Employment and Workforce

    Episode 80: Dan Ellzey, South Carolina’s Department Employment and Workforce

    Kara and Burnie are joined by Dan Ellzey, Executive Director of South Carolina’s Department Employment and Workforce. They tackle job rates, insurance tax rates, and new opportunities that are arising in workforce development in South Carolina. Tune in to discover the evolving job market within the state!

    • 24 min
    Episode 79: Amy Tinsley, SC Automotive Council

    Episode 79: Amy Tinsley, SC Automotive Council

    Amy Tinsley, Executive Director of the South Carolina Automotive Council, sits down with Kara and Burnie to discuss workforce development and the blossoming automotive industry in South Carolina. 

    • 20 min
    Episode 78: Harry Lightsey, Secretary of Commerce

    Episode 78: Harry Lightsey, Secretary of Commerce

    Secretary Harry M. Lightsey III was appointed by Governor McMaster to serve as Secretary of Commerce in June of 2021. A fixture in South Carolina’s business community for decades, Lightsey is bringing his expertise and knowledge to the Department of Commerce. 

    • 23 min
    Episode 77: Brantley Strickland, SouthernCarolina Regional Development Alliance

    Episode 77: Brantley Strickland, SouthernCarolina Regional Development Alliance

    Brantley Strickland, Senior Project Manager at SouthernCarolina Regional Development Alliance, is one of only 60 people in South Carolina to earn advanced accreditation as a South Carolina Certified Economic Developer. Brantley, Kara + Burnie discuss workforce development, broadband and golf! 

    • 18 min

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