Columbia SC Real Estate Update as of 08-17-2012
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TODAY'S HEADLINES | AUG. 17, 2012
The state’s jobless rate ticked up again in July, the third consecutive rise in jobless ranks, to 9.6%, from 9.4% in June and 9.1% in May. The recent low jobless rate was 8.8% in April, which was the 10th straight month of shrinking numbers before May’s uptick.
The seven-member board will take a formal vote today during a conference call to approve $138 million in funding for completion of the Interstate 526 project. The project calls for the extension of the interstate from West Ashley to Johns and James islands.
High school graduates in Lexington School District 5 and Greenville County School District each garnered more than $100 million in scholarships this year. This was the first recorded year S.C.'s graduates collectively earned more than $1 billion in scholarships.
The public information session is set for Sept. 18 at Richland County Library’s North Main branch. Property owners and business tenants are eligible to participate in the facade improvement program, which offers a forgivable loan for exterior building improvements.
The Savannah River Maritime Commission approved a memorandum of understanding Wednesday to create the framework for S.C. members of a bistate port development board to consult and vote on issues of the Savannah River, where the port would be located.
The Columbia Regional Business Report published its list of recycling companies ranked by number of local employees. View the top three or search the entire database. We are accepting submissions for Engineering Cos., Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firms and Commercial Moving & Storage Cos. Add your company to our database.
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