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#ColumbiaAgenda: Family Income Stagnation, SC's a Site Selection Magnet, More Super Lawyers, West Columbia Riverfront, 3-D Printed Hearts, Peeps

Apr 17, 2019 10:16AM ● By Chris Haire

Median Family Income Remains Stagnant in Columbia Market: The Richmond Fed's April report shows zero quarter-to-quarter growth (Q3 2018-Q4 2018) for median family income for Greenville, Charleston, and Columbia. Year to year, all three metros show positive movement, with income up 7.09% in Greenville, 4.33% in Columbia, and 8.28% in Charleston. Non-business bankruptcies also continue to fall across the state. 

Not surprising given the time of the year, new housing units were down in April, with Charleston falling -19.19%, Columbia dropping 0.8%, and Greenville plummeting 44.1%. Median home sales prices were also down for the three metros. 

Two good signs: unemployment continues to fall and the labor force rate continues to increase.
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The Ultimate S.C. Super Lawyers List: South Carolina law firms recently announced attorneys who have been selected as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars this year. Here is a firm-by-firm look at 2019 winners across the state. See the statewide list here. (Columbia Business Monthly)


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Christy Hall has the honor and privilege of serving as Gov. Nikki Haley’s appointment for the Secretary of Transportation, the top leadership position for the S.C.  Department of Transportation. In her capacity as secretary, she is responsible for directing and guiding the agency’s planning, financial, legislative, maintenance, and operational efforts for the nation’s fourth largest state-owned highway system.  

Secretary Hall rose through the ranks of the agency and has served in a variety of roles in both headquarters and the field during her 20 career with SCDOT. She has just about done it all at the agency from design to construction to maintenance to serving in several different leadership positions on the finance and engineering sides of the agency. Hall’s unique and well-rounded experience has served the agency well so far and was on full display during the historic October 2015 floods.

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