California firm to build two solar power operations near Swansea

One of Cypress Creek Renewables’ solar projects is near Elm City, N.C. The 50-acre Upchurch Solar Center can produce about 5 megawatts of AC power daily. (Photo/Provided)The $20.4 million investment by Cypress Creek Renewables will generate enough solar energy to power 4,000 homes. Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., the developer is working in partnership with Charleston-based Sustainable Energy Solutions.  Read More...

Logistics provider to bring 100 jobs to downtown Columbia

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Established in 1997 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Total Quality Logistics announced Monday that it plans to open its first Columbia office at the Bank of America Financial Center on Main Street. The company expects to have the local operation up and running by Oct. 26. Read More...

Downtown parking garage vacancy falls as offices fill up

A new report from real estate agency Colliers International noted that the vacancy rate at mid-year 2015 was 22.9%, down from 29% the previous year and 33.3% in 2013. Only about 2,500 of the more than 11,200 spaces are currently available, and of those, 80% are located in garages that do not support office towers. Read More...

Leading Index inches up, points to positive growth

In July the South Carolina Leading Index gained 0.09 points, ending with a value of 101.94. A key driver of the increase included a13.4% increase in new residential building permits. In addition, the value of the building permits increased 6.9%, the S.C. Commerce Department reported. Read More...

S.C. shouldn’t feel impact of China’s slowdown, economist says

Wells Fargo senior economist Mark Vitner said this week’s stock market volatility shouldn’t be felt in the United States or South Carolina. But if foreign investment slows in the Palmetto State as a result, it could hurt the area that some 20 Chinese companies call home. Read More...


3 tenants lease suites at Killian Road retail center

A Sprint dealer, a Subway store and an insurance agency have signed leases for space at 425 Killian Road, NAI Avant reported. The new tenants join Sam’s Fine Wine & Spirits in the fully leased retail center. Read More...

Vista Guild names Atkinson executive director

atkinson head shotMeredith Atkinson, a Columbia native who previously worked at the S.C. Department of Agriculture where she was responsible for the agency’s public relations and communications efforts, steps into her new role as the Vista neighborhood is experiencing “unprecedented growth,” said board president Richard Burts. Read More...