Columbia Real Estate Update 9-22-2011
TODAY'S HEADLINES / SEPT. 22, 2011
Lindsey Graham Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced legislation that would allow states to opt out of a Medicaid expansion created by the health care reform act to provide coverage for the uninsured.
The 260,000-square-foot building will include a 500-seat auditorium, 25 classrooms and meeting rooms, plus faculty and staff offices. The building, at Greene and Assembly streets, is estimated to cost $91.5 million.
The downtown development group has hired Heather Spires to lead retail recruitment efforts in downtown Columbia. She has worked with advocacy and nonprofit organizations and was previously the development director of the Nickelodeon Theatre.
Despite the tough economy, the University of South Carolina reports that 30% more companies are on campus to recruit prospects. Overall, about 115 companies are represented at the recruiting event.
The Greenville-based company has hired Chip Scammon as operations director. Scammon will have a dual role with GreenWood, serving in an operations and business development position.
Robert Bosch LLC of North Charleston, Cox Industries of Orangeburg and Domtar Paper Co. of Bennettsville won this year’s Silver Crescent awards, which recognize manufacturers’ contributions to education, environmental stewardship and other efforts.
The Beach Co. is looking to hire a maintenance technician in Columbia. A high school education or equivalent certification with three to five years’ experience in HVAC, carpentry, drywall, appliances, plumbing, masonry, roofing and electrical repair is preferred. A Certified Pool Operator certification is required. Learn more or apply here.
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