Columbia Real Estate Update as of 12-20-2011
Here is the latest Columbia SC News and Business Report as of 12-20-11. For real estate information visit our web site.
TODAY'S HEADLINES | DEC. 20, 2011
The merger and acquisition of Peoples Bancorp. will move SCBT Financial Corp. to No. 6 in South Carolina in terms of deposit market share. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2012, upon approval of shareholders and regulatory agencies.
November’s unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage point below October’s report of 10.5%. The decrease was the largest monthly drop in the jobless rate since 1976, the first year that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics started issuing monthly reports.
Passenger traffic at Columbia Metropolitan Airport has increased five out of the past six months, and the airport’s executive director said it’s possible the airport could record its first break-even year since 2004. Officials also learned that Delta Airlines plans to add a second nonstop flight from Columbia to New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
Columbia-based Rymarc Homes is changing its name to Ryan Homes this month, with the transition to be finalized by mid-February. The company was acquired in 2005 by NVR Inc., a national homebuilder and mortgage banking company
Get information about top businesses in the region through the Business Report's online lists. Sample the list of banks ranked by Midlands market share here or browse the main research page here. Each week, the Daily Report offers a new featured list for readers.
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