Columbia Real Estate Update as of 01-23-2012
Here is the latest Columbia SC News and Business Report as of 01/23/2012. For real estate information visit our web site.
TODAY'S HEADLINES | JAN. 23, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy anticipates one or two federal awards totaling up to $452 million to companies that win the competition to build the first of the small modular reactors. The request for comments specifies that the DOE grant includes at least a dollar-for-dollar match from the private partner to receive the federal grant.
Greenville-based Southern First Bank plans to break ground on its third Midlands branch this quarter, officials said. The company first moved to the Midlands in 2007 and has grown local deposits to about $140 million in its Lexington and Cayce offices.
The amount represented an 8% increase over the $142 million paid in 2010. Lexington County, the location of SCANA’s headquarters, received the largest single tax payment of $28.7 million.
Amazon formally announced its plans today to invest around $50 million in a Spartanburg County distribution center. An official said the online retailer is on its way to creating 2,000 jobs in S.C.
David Petraeus will speak at the luncheon for the David Wilkins Awards for Excellence in Legislative and Civic Leadership Tuesday afternoon at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
Marsha Davis of Colliers International has been elected to the 2012 board of the Commercial Real Estate Women Midlands South Carolina network. In 2011, Davis completed more than $17 million worth of transactions involving 183,000 square feet of space.
The professional training company Dale Carnegie is seeking full-time sales consultants in Columbia, Greenville and Charleston. The position allows the opportunity to create new business with companies and manage existing client relationships. Salary is based on commission. Learn more or apply here.
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