Columbia, SC Real Estate Update as of 02-20-2012
Here is the latest Columbia SC News and Business Report as of 02-20-2012. For real estate information visit our web site.
TODAY'S HEADLINES | FEB. 20, 2012
IN PRINT: Columbia-based Avantech was called on to design, test, build and deliver a unit to remove radioisotopes from wastewater following the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station last March.
The panel, representing South Carolina’s military communities, is likely to play a critical role because the Department of Defense has suggested closing more bases to save money. The meeting will be held Tuesday at the Brown Building in Columbia.
The 77,000-square-foot structure in Kershaw County Industrial Park will be used by Diversified Information Technologies as a secured storage facility for documents. The company plans to employ up to 25 people over the next five years, investing $3 million to $5 million.
The Cayce-based utility finished second in the J.D. Power and Associates survey, behind Alabama Power. Two other power companies serving S.C., Duke Energy and Progress Energy, also finished among the top five in the utility-focused survey that rated customer satisfaction among business clients.
The commercial real estate market in the Columbia metro area showed steady improvement during 2011 as vacancy rates for office, retail and industrial space dropped, according to NAI Avant’s commercial real estate report. Positive labor reports contributed to the performance of the commercial real estate market.
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