South Carolina Exports Continue to Grow.

South Carolina set another record in 2015 with $30.9 billion in exports by both sea and air, with BMW automobiles accounting for nearly one-third of all goods sent to foreign countries.

Last year’s total is 4.2 percent higher than in 2014 and is the sixth consecutive year of export growth for the State Ports Authority, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Cowan Strategies CEO Mark Cowan to appear on Charleston Radio show

This Saturday at 8 am on 94.3 WSC radio Mark Cowan joins Eric Cox and Leslie Haywood to talk about his accomplished business career. Sponsored by the Atlantic Coast Advisory Group of Charleston, Mr. Cox and Mrs. Haywood host a weekly show where successful business leaders and entrepreneurs from across the Lowcountry share their stories about what it takes to succeed in business and in life. 

Mark Cowan is an attorney with over 35 years experience working on complex domestic and international public policy issues. He is a former CIA Operative, has held presidential appointments in three administrations, is former head of global business development at Patton Boggs, an AM100 law firm, and has run three public affairs companies of his own in Washington DC. Mark speaks regularly to international audiences about how to target the right customer and partner base in the U.S., and a variety of other domestic and international public policy issues.

Mr. Cowan is also one of three founding partners at the Baltazar Group, located in Charleston, SC. He was most recently in The Hague speaking to the Hague Security Delta on international business relations to a group of tech companies looking to establish headquarters in the U.S. 

The Baltazar Group's Mark Cowan speaks to NETVA Laureates from the French Embassy.

In preparation for his upcoming speech in The Hague, Netherlands on International Business Development, Mark Cowan spoke on behalf of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority to a select group of French technology companies. Five NETVA Laureates selected by the Office for Science & Technology of the Embassy of France were in attendance to hear Mr. Cowan speak about targeting the right customer/partner base in the United States. Mr. Cowan, CEO of Cowan Strategies and formerly head of global business development for Patton Boggs, LLP, is considered an expert in global business strategy and government relations.

Charleston No. 1 small city in U.S., Condé Nast poll says

With its beautiful gardens, vibrantly painted Georgian houses along Rainbow Row, and carriages clacking across cobblestone streets, Charleston remains one of the country’s most picturesque cities. Underneath its sleepy charm, the city is known for its dynamic food scene—where destination dining reflects its English, French, and West African roots—along with a thriving theater scene, bustling King Street, and historic City Market. Come evening, stroll along The Battery and take it all in. 

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