Hitting paydirt: Steve Spurrier's football program helps spark investment in USC, community

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Though he is credited with reviving the USC football program, some think winning seasons produced by coach Steve Spurrier’s teams have generated extensive economic development around Williams-Brice Stadium and the university campus. Read More...

Haley to lead auto trade mission to Sweden, Germany

Gov. Nikki Haley will begin her trade mission Wednesday at Volvo’s corporate headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. (Photo/Provided)

S.C. Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt said the Sept. 9-17 trip Gov. Nikki Haley is leading intends to build on the state’s previous successes of recruiting Volvo and Mercedes-Benz vans, which both announced plans earlier this year to build new plants in the Charleston area. Read More...

Chick-fil-A breaks ground at Killian Crossing development

The $716 million live-work-play area saw the Kroger Marketplace break ground in July, and construction on a Panda Express is also underway. Chick-fil-a, a popular fast food restaurant, expects to open its doors in January. Read More...

Esquire ranks Benjamin among 50 men who ‘look their best’

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin told the editors of Esquire magazine that he’s ‘very comfortable in a suit, particularly a blue suit.” The mayor was featured in the magazine’s September issue. Read More...

USC dorm partnership with Holder Properties points to similar projects

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The apartment complex and retail community at Lincoln and Blossom streets, one of several that sprouted up in Columbia this month, could be just the first of future deals depending on its success. Read More...


Midlands Tech Foundation receives $50,000 grant from BOA

The money will be used to provide tuition assistance for students pursuing QuickJobs training. The program is designed to quickly meet the needs of participants and provide the training needed to move into employment. Read More...

Field joins GMK as a business development specialist

In her new job with GMK, Lisa Marie Field will research, identify, and target potential new business to expand the firm’s existing client base in senior living markets. Read More...