Mayors strive for collaboration as growth takes off in Midlands

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Being able to lean on the strengths of neighboring cities and towns is essential to furthering the area’s development, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin said Thursday during the Columbia Regional Business Report’s quarterly “Power Breakfast” networking event. Read More...

S.C. jobless rate on hold at 6.7%

The total workforce in South Carolina reached a record 2.1 million in April as people found work in sectors such as professional and business services; trade, transportation and utilities; and educational and health services. Charleston and Lexington counties recorded the lowest jobless rate at 5%. Read More...

Allegiant expansion plans to fly over Columbia

The discount carrier, which served Columbia in 2009, recently received clearance from the FAA to pursue expansion plans that include service to 11 more cities. However, the airline said it doesn’t have immediate plans to resume flights to the Midlands. Read More...

Amazon to add more full-time jobs at West Columbia fulfillment center

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The 1.25-million-square-foot Midlands facility is one of 50 fulfillment centers in in the United States that the Seattle-based online retailer operates. The company today announced plans to add 6,000 full-time jobs at fulfillment centers in 19 cities. Read More...

New wellness, rehabilitation facility opens in Forest Acres

The 6,000-square-foot facility, which houses Doctors Wellness Center and Progressive Physical Therapy, offers a range of services that include occupational therapy, pain management and personal training. The building is located at 2005 N. Beltline Blvd., just down the road from Richland Mall.

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Columbia’s Roser named a Young Lawyer of the Year

Rebecca Roser of Columbia’s Robinson McFadden law firm has been named one of two Young Lawyers of the Year, alongside Elizabeth Palmer of Charleston’s Rosen, Rosen & Hagood. The award is presented by S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division to those who exemplify excellence in practicing law and public service.  Read More...

Quiet on the set: Movie being filmed on FMU campus

The South Carolina-and California-based independent film company G It’s Entertainment Inc. is slated to wrap up filming of a made-for-TV movie on the FMU campus Thursday. The broadcast destination for the project is uncertain. Read More...