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Columbia, SC Real Estate Updates as of 08-22-2012

Posted By: Craig Summerall In: Local News
Date: Wed, Aug 22nd 2012 2:38 pm

Here is the latest Columbia SC News and Business Report as of 08-22-2012. Please feel free to visit our web site to search for Columbia SC Real Estate and Properties. We offer you a complete source for all the listings in the enitre area on our web site.




Shipped cargo up 4.4% at Columbia   airport

With the arrival of   Amazon’s fulfillment center in Cayce, officials say cargo traffic has   increased at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Meanwhile, the number of   passengers boarding planes at the Columbia airport slipped 2.6% to 41,347 in   July.

Clemson program to help develop   S.C. agribusiness

The Advanced Plant   Technology program at Clemson's Pee Dee Research & Education Center aims   to increase the per-acre value of crops, develop new crops and attract   private agribusiness investment.








S.C. concrete company names new   CEO

Jose A. Llontop was named   the new president and CEO of Summerville-based Giant Cement Holding Inc. He   will be in charge of overseeing the company’s American operations. Llontop   previously held senior level positions at Cemex.

City of Columbia posts $2.5M   surplus for fiscal year

The results mark the   third year in a row the city of Columbia ended with a budget surplus. The   city’s reforms include refinancing existing bond debt, saving $13 million;   and a 2012 payroll analysis that showed staffing changes saved $4.5 million   since 2009.







Comments sought on transportation   funding plans

The S.C. Department of   Transportation is seeking public comment on proposed funding plans for its   2013 federal aid and mass transit programs. Federal aid program   appropriations have been reduced to $756 million in fiscal year 2013 from   $813 million in 2012.

Featured List: Printing Cos.  

The Columbia Regional Business   Report published its list of printing companies ranked by number   of local employees. View the top three or search   the entire database. We   are accepting submissions for Engineering Cos., Manufacturers and Industrial Staffing Agencies.   Add your company to our database.