Federal Land Bank designer transforming office building to apartments

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Since fall, workers have been stripping out the wallboard, false ceilings and carpet to expose the brick walls and concrete floors inside the former Federal Land Bank building in downtown Columbia. However, interior designer Trisha Conyers sees an opportunity to transform what she calls the “bones” of the building into apartments that might be found “off Fifth Avenue” in New York. Read More...

S.C. Index rebounds in February, points to more growth

February saw a 0.49-point gain to a value of 101.87, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce. A total value of more than 100 indicates the economy should continue to grow for the next three to six months. Read More...

Volvo confirms plans to build U.S. manufacturing plant

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Volvo Cars has a short list of locations for its new $500 million manufacturing facility. Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina have all been previously mentioned as possible sites for the facility.  Read More...

Belton Zeigler joins Womble Carlyle’s Columbia office

The former chief legal counsel to S.C. Electric and Gas comes to the 550-attorney law firm after co-founding Pope Zeigler in January 2008. The South Carolina utility, environmental and energy law attorney has participated as a lead attorney in seven general gas and electric rate cases and several additional smaller proceedings. Read More...

Fitch affirms Providence’s ‘A’ rating for $77.6M bond issue

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Although profitability of the 332-bed health care system in Columbia appears weak, the New York-based ratings service reported that management’s goal of breaking even in 2015 “is optimistic but achievable.” Read More...


Airport offering discounted valet parking service for summer

For the same price as all-day parking in the garage, Columbia Metropolitan Airport is offering valet parking service through June 30. Customers can check in and provide valets their travel plans so that their vehicle can be ready when they return. Read More...

Workshop aims to help contractors land government contracts

Hosted by the city of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities, topics planned for the April 16 workshop include registering with the government, where to find bids and how to find subcontracting work. Read More...