Columbia Real Estate Update 6-1-2011
TODAY'S HEADLINES / JUNE 1, 2011
The S.C. House of Representatives gave final approval to a hotly contested incentive for Amazon.com, a provision that will give the Seattle-based national internet retailer a five-year exemption from collecting sales taxes on purchases by South Carolina residents.
Franklin Adams of Adams Development Co. in Charleston plans to redevelop the 31,000-square-foot, three-story building at the corner of Main and Taylor streets in Columbia for office and retail use.
More than 40 mayors from cities and towns across the state met with Gov. Nikki Haley on Tuesday to offer to be partners in the state’s economic development efforts.
The agreement calls for Lockhart Power Co. to pay the city an initial $5 million and up to an additional $18 million over the life of the agreement. Lockhart will also complete a rehabilitation project at the facility that is estimated to cost as much as $3.5 million.
Health Sciences South Carolina has partnered with Halfpenny Technologies to participate in a demonstration project for a lab hub that will assist in clinical data exchange between the members of the Center for Information Technology Implementation Assistance.
The University of South Carolina received the highest rating in the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education standard on field experiences and clinical practice, including student teaching and other school-based experiences.
The Beach Company is looking to hire a maintenance technician in Myrtle Beach. The seasonal, full-time position entails preventative, corrective and emergency maintenance work. A high school education or equivalent certification with 3-5 years’ experience in the areas of HVAC, carpentry, dry wall, appliances, plumbing, masonry, roofing and electrical repair is preferred. A Certified Pool Operator certification is required. Learn more or apply here.