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Five Construction Crews Currently Active in the BullStreet District

Oct 11, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

Workers on site are moving forward on a range of projects, including a 20-acre public park, residential development, historic renovation for a restaurant and more.

Upstate Bidding on Amazon HQ2

Oct 04, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

With the hundreds, perhaps thousands of RFPs en route to Seattle, does South Carolina have a chance?

Giti Tire announces first U.S. factory in Richburg

Oct 04, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

The new 1.7 million square-foot facility anticipates creating 1,700 local jobs as part of Walmart’s commitment to buy an additional $250 billion in products supporting American jobs by 2023.

Kershaw County: Concentrating on Tech Training

Oct 02, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Over the past five years, Kershaw County has seen more than $243 million in new capital investment and more than 600 new jobs. And that’s not even the best news.

Aerospace: Leveling the Plane Field

Oct 02, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Since Boeing’s 2009 announcement to move to South Carolina—a $1 billion investment now—aerospace today accounts for $19 billion in economic impact here.

The Next Surge of Main Street Entrepreneurship

Sep 01, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

Among the latest entrepreneurs (willing to take a calculated risk in the Main Street District) are creative and successful types, wielding expertise and passion to fuel the resurgence of downtown Columbia.

Insights on S.C. Sites

Jun 30, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

“You can have the best community in the world, you can have a fantastic workforce, and if you do not have an appropriate site for a building to put this project in, then it’s going to look elsewhere.”

Working the Workforce

Jun 29, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

With the state Department of Commerce reporting 98,000 new jobs and $27 billion in capital investment since 2011, pressure is building on the Palmetto State’s workforce.

Building on a Boom

Jun 01, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

“People start going with the best product in the most vibrant markets,” Ron Anderson says of investors snatching up office towers in Greenville and under-developed mixed-use blocks in Columbia. “They really started pouring into Greenville and Columbia—in Columbia a little bit earlier, in the last 18 months.”

Main and North Main Streets Awaken

Jan 01, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Good eats, good shopping, and more fun is coming to Main and North Main streets this year. Long neglected, the heart of downtown is experiencing a revitalization that will continue into this year as the few remaining properties available are redeveloped. Development is heating up in the North Main Street corridor as Main Street opportunities become fewer and fewer.

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  • Parent's Night Out

    10/27/2017
    06:30PM — 10:00PM

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