Columbia, SC Real Estate Update as of 11-22-2011
TODAY'S HEADLINES | NOV. 22, 2011
GKN announced plans to invest $38 million and create 278 jobs at a new facility near Interstate 26 and U.S. Route 301. Based in England, the aerospace manufacturer will make parts for the new HondaJet, a light business plane.
Alcoa has threatened to close its plant if the aluminum smelter can’t negotiate a better rate with its power supplier, Santee Cooper. The plant’s contract ends in 2015. It opened in Berkeley County in 1980 and employs 562 full-time workers.
The electric company’s environmental report released today highlights its accomplishments in 2010-2011, including milestones in its two first-in-South Carolina programs: Green Power and Reduce The Use.
Saul Singer, best-selling co-author of Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, will discuss how Israel became an economic power at the SmartState Program’s inaugural national conference in December at the Charleston Place Hotel.