It's a breakthrough moment for the tri-county region. After decades of determined effort, we stand uniquely positioned for the next 100 years. It's not a question of whether the Charleston region will grow, but how we grow.
Whether our growth is a source of shared strength, opportunity, and prosperity — or a source of conflict, division, and inequality — relies on each of us answering one simple question.
Right now, let's commit ourselves to helping the Charleston region move forward — to build opportunity and prosperity for all. The path won't be fast or easy. We won't always agree on how to get there. But every step we take, we will take together, because opportunity is what unites us. At the end of the day, the Charleston region we want for our children — and theirs — is a place where good jobs and strong communities are plentiful. A place where cooperation and compromise work for the greater good. A place where nature is preserved and enjoyed. A place inspired by the simple belief that regardless of race, religion, young or old, rich or poor, there is opportunity and prosperity — for us all.
Stand For Progress is a collaborative initiative created to share facts about the issues most important to shaping the Charleston region and its citizens' futures, build community consensus and support, and coordinate action that drives opportunity and prosperity for all. Led by The Trident CEO Council — a group of private sector business leaders representing more than 10,000 employees, Stand For Progress is committed to helping move the Charleston region forward through fact-driven dialogue, community collaboration and organized action.
Leonard Hutchison, III, Chairman
First National Bank
Bill Medich, Secretary/Treasurer
South State Bank
John Darby, Assistant Secretary
The Beach Company
Richard A. "Rick" Day, Assistant Secretary
Marc Marchant, Assistant Secretary
Banks Construction Company
Jennifer C. Blumenthal
Burr & Forman LLP
Bobby R. Creech, Jr.
Robert D. Fairey
Trident Construction Company, Inc.
Berkeley Electric Cooperative, Inc
Timothy A. Grow
David L. Hamilton III
The GEL Group
Showa Denko Carbon, Inc.
J. Rhett Reidenbach
The Reveer Group
O.L. Thompson Construction Co.
Chris Van Metre
Advanced Technology International
The InterTech Group
Tom Leonard - Executive Director
The regional issues we stand for
Learn more about the critical issues shaping our region's growth through fact-driven dialogue and resources, and join the movement to stand for progress.
Clean energy is shaping the way we think about our region...and the way the world thinks about us.