BOOM! The Southeastern Commerce Podcast brings together regional business, government and legal leaders to discuss what's new and what's next for commerce in the Southeast.
Each episode, you'll hear an in-depth discussion on issues involving trade, economic development, government, business and transportation/logistics. We explore how these drivers shape our unique regional economy, and we explore how trends and changes might affect business operations throughout the Southeast in the years to come.
In Episode 5 of BOOM! The Southeastern Commerce Podcast, Mayor Steve Benjamin joins LaJoia Broughton and Chris Kane of Adams and Reese for a discussion about lessons learned from the City of Columbia during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as what’s next for the booming City of Columbia in regards to social and economic development projects. We also put Mayor Benjamin on the hot seat as we learn more about him, the three I’s of city life (Infrastructure, Innovation and Inclusion), his time as Former President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and what’s next for him.
In Episode 4 of BOOM! The Southeastern Commerce Podcast, city and chamber of commerce representatives from Nashville Tennessee, Jefferson Parish Louisiana and Columbia South Carolina speak with Adams and Reese attorney Chris Kane about what the next few months may look like from a perspective of balancing a return to work and public health.
In Episode 3 of BOOM! The Southeastern Commerce Podcast, Ken Stewart (AiRXOS) joins Adams and Reese attorneys Chris Kane and Grant Guillot for a look above and ahead at the growing use of commercial drones throughout the Southeast. This episode covers how drones are being used today, what types of regulations are in place, what regulatory and public perception hurdles are preventing further adoption of commercial drones and where the drone industry is expected to expand in the future.
Episode 2 of BOOM! The Southeastern Commerce Podcast takes us to Columbia, South Carolina, where we join Preston Grisham (TechSC) and Adams and Reese attorneys Jack Pringle and Chris Kane for a discussion on South Carolina's statewide initiative aimed at driving technology growth and innovation. The trio discusses how virtually every company has become a technology company, given the amounts of data they store, as well as the inherent cybersecurity risks for all types of companies in today's interconnected world.
The inaugural episode of BOOM! The Southeastern Commerce Podcast focuses on trade, infrastructure and economic development in New Orleans.
Michael Hecht (Greater New Orleans, Inc.) and Brandy Christian (Port of New Orleans) join Chris Kane and Zach Butterworth of Adams and Reese for a discussion about the city’s job growth, New Orleans’ new airport, the effect of trade wars on the economy and trade, infrastructure challenges and an update on the Public Belt railroad.