Columbia Real Estate Update 4-28-2011
TODAY'S HEADLINES / APRIL 28, 2011
Amazon tax exemption still dividing General Assembly
Rep. Dan Cooper said the House’s rejection of the sales tax collection exemption for Amazon is putting another large Upstate project in jeopardy. Sen. Larry Pickens said that Amazon never had a guarantee of the exemption and that the vote shouldn’t hurt the state’s economic development prospects.
Congaree State Bank makes financial turnaround
Holding company Congaree Bancshares Inc. reported first-quarter net income of $389,702 for the quarter ended March 31. That compares with a net loss of $63,983 for the same quarter in 2010.
Solar workshop coming to Columbia next week
Building trades professionals can attend John Wiles’ annual workshop, Photovoltaic Power Systems and the National Electrical Code. Wiles is a solar electrical engineer who conducts testing and research on solar equipment for the U.S. Department of Energy.
Colliers International promotes new VP of research
Ryan Hyler has been with Colliers International for six years and directs the company’s marketing and branding initiatives as well as statewide market research functions.
Startup company announces new facility in Marlboro Co.
ECAPS Corp., a manufacturer of green building materials, plans to invest at least $3.4 million and expects to generate at least 150 new jobs over the next five years, with the potential of more jobs and investment added during that time.
Lexington Medical receives grant from Komen
The $40,000 grant from the new S.C. Mountains to Midlands affiliate will be used to provide breast cancer screenings for uninsured and underinsured women in the Midlands.
Job of the Week
Trident Technical College is hiring an occupational therapy assistant and academic program director in Charleston. The job requires a master’s degree in a related field plus certification as an occupational therapist or occupational therapist assistant, with S.C. licensure or the ability to obtain it. The program director teaches courses, develops curriculum, evaluates student performance, advises students and maintains accreditation. Learn more or apply here.
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