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Columbia Real Estate Update as of 01-13-2012

Posted By: Craig Summerall In: Local News
Date: Fri, Jan 13th 2012 12:14 pm

Here is the latest Columbia SC News and Business Report as of 1-13-2012.  For real estate information visit our web site.

TODAY'S HEADLINES | JAN. 13, 2012

Food Lion to close 14 stores in South Carolina

Delhaize Group said Thursday it will close 113 under-performing Food Lion supermarkets, including 14 in South Carolina. The company also will phase out its Bloom brand and close several Bottom Dollar Food stores. The cost-cutting is expected to lead to 5,000 job losses.

Wells Fargo: S.C. jobless rate belies state's strengths

John E. Silvia, the chief economist at Wells Fargo, said the 9.9% unemployment rate in S.C. oversimplifies the state’s economy. On net, nonfarm employment in S.C. is up one percent year-over-year and personal income is also up 5% year-over-year, he said.

 

Providence Hospitals receives Duke Endowment grant

The Duke Endowment provided a $195,404 grant to Providence Hospitals to use for a new program that aims to provide care to elderly Midlands residents. The program was launched to help decrease the number of readmissions to the hospital.

Nexsen Pruet attorney elected president of trade group

April Lucas has been elected president of the Midlands International Trade Association. The group helps its members gain knowledge and make contacts to develop their international business.

Columbia International University names new registrar

Jennifer L. Booth will begin her duties Feb. 1 at Columbia International University. Booth comes to CIU from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C.

List of the Week

Get information about top businesses in the region through the Business Report's online lists. Sample the list of colleges and universities in the Midlands ranked by fall enrollment here or browse the main research page here. Each week, the Daily Report offers a new featured list for readers.

Job of the Week

Level One is seeking a marketing associate for its contact center in Greenville. The marketing associate will take inbound calls from apartment seekers all over the country and explain features of properties. Candidates should have a background in sales, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. This position starts as second shift. Learn more or apply here.

 The Daily Report is published by the Columbia Regional Business Report,
a publication of SC Biz News.

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