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    Economic Development in South Carolina

    Green Tech Solution, Inc announced plans to locate new recycling operations in Cherokee County. The company’s $75 million investment is projected to create approximately 200 new jobs. Located at 210 Henson Road in Blacksburg, the company’s new facility is expected to come online in the second quarter of 2019. Hiring for the new jobs is projected to begin in February 2019. JTEKT North America (JTEKT), a subsidiary of global automotive and industrial supplier JTEKT Corporation, has completed a $5.8 million expansion of its headquarters on the campus of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). The expansion project began in 2017 to accommodate the new jobs JTEKT has and will continue to create in Greenville, totaling 100 positions, all of which will be filled by 2020. Capgemini, a global consulting and technology firm, announced it is expanding its operations in Columbia with the opening of an advanced technology and development center. The new center is projected to create at least 200 jobs, with the potential for additional positions in the future. Synergy Steel announced plans to establish new operations in Lancaster County. The $2.8 million investment is projected to create 139 new positions.
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    International A-A History Museum

    The design is exceedingly drab, especially for Charleston...smh. That's quite disappointing. As far as the international label goes, I suspect they really wanted to give it a 'national' label but the one in DC pretty much took that label. Charleston was ground zero for the slave trade in America for a number of years and the first slaves actually came from Barbados. I suspect the museum will do a good job of highlighting the triangular slave trade which very much makes it an international museum in scope.
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    Bull Street Common

    The company already has a presence in Columbia and is expanding there. It acquired a start-up that was established at the joint city/USC tech incubator.
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    Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    I like it too. I hope the exterior remains as is myself.
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    Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    And none of that changes the fact that LA is an iconic world-class megacity that is several times larger and offers a lot more, and SD is literally in its shadow. If you think that doesn't play a major role in SD's perceived insecurity, then what do you think does?
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    Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    I'm thinking being in the shadow of a rather iconic megacity has something to do with it.
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    Downtown Greensboro Developments

    That sounds off to me; you know in smaller cities in the South, people aren't used to utilizing parking garages or parking a few blocks from their destination and walking.
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    Main Street/CBD Developments

    Plans to renovate the second story of Drake’s Duck-In on Main Street to include a rooftop restaurant received quick approval from the city’s Design/Development Review Committee on Thursday... A submitted drawing of the second floor shows a seven-seat bar overlooking Main Street and a small restaurant space with nine tables seating four people each and one table seating two. A drawing of the back deck has six four-person and tables and a pair of two-person tables. The original plans submitted to the city included restoring the building’s storefront to its 1941 appearance, but after consultation with DDRC staff and the state historic preservation office, the applicant agreed to instead restore the storefront to its 1939 appearance. This will include rectangular display cases, wooden windows with a six-over-six pane configuration and brick masonry bulkheads. The plans also detail the reconstructing of a stairway removed in the 1940s. The roof will be replaced to match its current appearance and will serve as a deck or patio for a second-level restaurant.
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    Economic Development in South Carolina

    Ecomelida, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Zhangzhou Sanlida Environmental Technology Corporation, today announced plans to locate its first North American operations in Orangeburg County. The $52 million investment is projected to create 200 new jobs.
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    Economic developments in the Midlands

    Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. is expanding its existing operations in Calhoun County. The company’s $76 million investment is expected to create an additional 350 jobs over the next several years.
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    Amazon HQ2

    Given the fact that cities not known to be quite as economically dynamic as Charlotte (yet still overall healthy) like Columbus, Indianapolis, and Miami made the short list but Charlotte didn't tells me one of two things: 1) Charlotte's weakness on the higher ed front was more of a liablity or 2) Charlotte's bid simply sucked.
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    Waterfront Park Addition/ Lowe Hotel

    A rendering of the proposed hotel:
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    Amazon HQ2

    In terms of pedestrian activity, Midtown > Downtown.
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    Economic developments in the Midlands

    Tidewater Boats, a designer and manufacturer of premier saltwater boats, is growing its Lexington County operations. To accommodate the production of larger models, the company is investing $8.3 million and creating 100 new jobs.
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    Main Street/CBD Developments

    The city Design/Development Review Commission approved plans by Columbia-based Quackenbush Architects to revamp Boyd Plaza, the open space in front of the Columbia Museum of Art. The plaza features a fountain and sculpture and serves as a hub for Main Street events such as First Thursdays and Soda City Market. It is currently home to the city’s winter ice skating rink. The fountain would be redesigned and two new pavilions would be added – one a large, covered structure with roll-down canvas walls that would provide event space, and the other a smaller framework on a raised platform with views of Main Street.