Preservationists celebrate redevelopment of Palmetto Compress Warehouse

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Mayor Steve Benjamin and other players in the building’s preservation came together on a cold and rainy day to mark the commencement of the facility’s rebirth into a new mixed-used apartment complex. The behemoth structure had initially been home to a cotton warehouse and the nearby Ward 1, the former home of many of the city’s black residents. Read More...

Office market to see growth of local companies with regional, national headquarters

The city represents considerable value plays for large companies looking for headquarters in part because of its lower occupancy costs and labor costs as compared to other national secondary or tertiary markets, according to commercial real estate company NAI Avant. Read More...

Report: Tight industrial market to benefit manufacturing growth

Large blocks of quality industrial space are in low supply throughout the Columbia area industrial market and tenants often are finding themselves competing for space, according to an analysis offered by Colliers International.  Read More...

SCE&G to shutter 9 business offices across S.C.

A combination of factors such as low customer traffic and operational efficiencies led to the closings, the Cayce-based utility said. It added customers will continue to have payment options including online, by mail and in person at SCE&G authorized payment agencies. Read More...

Gladden named S.C. Small Business Person of the Year

Melissa Gladden, founder of Carolina Recruitment LLC in Rock Hill, now will compete for the national award for 2015 National Small Business Person of the Year. The national honor will be presented May 8 by the U.S. Small Business Administration during an event in Washington, D.C. Read More...


Main Street hip-hop festival set for Saturday

The free, family-friendly festival, which brought more than 6,000 fans to Main Street a year ago, uses the music genre as a conduit for conveying a message of peace and unity, a release said. The event is slated for the 1700 block of Main Street on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read More...

ESAB to close Florence facility, eliminate 300 jobs

The company said it will offer transfer opportunities to as many employees as possible impacted by the closing of the Pee Dee plant. ESAB added that it will maintain a small commercial presence in Florence and plans to move sales, marketing, engineering, IT, and human resources functions to a new facility early next year. Read More...