Honors Students Create Impact Hub Program to Help Local Businesses

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape our world, more consumers have begun shopping online in greater numbers and frequency. A recent report showed United States customers bought over $183 billion in goods – all online – from March 2020 to February 2021. Although more and more people are buying products online, local merchants are not necessarily benefiting from this massive increase in online shopping.

Some College of Charleston students want to change that trend.

Four CofC students (including three Honors students) in the Stuart M. Williams Impact Scholars Program in the School of Business have developed the Impact Hub CHS project. The purpose of the project is to develop an e-commerce platform that allows Charleston-based companies to sell their products directly to local residents, thus ensuring that local money will stay in the local community.

To read more about this story, check out the full article by Mike Robertson at The College Today, and follow that up with Libby Stanford’s feature in the Post & Courier. Photo Provided.


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